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  1. Azure Files Backup maximum retention increase

    Currently Backup for Azure File shares only offers the ability to retain your daily backups up to 120 days. For compliance and continuity reasons the maximum retention range for Azure File Backup should be increased to mirror the retention range for Virtual Machines. Specifically: 9999 Daily, 9999 Weekly, 9999 Monthly, and 9999 Yearly.

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      planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Would love to see Azure Backup support for DNS zones

      Would be great to be able to backup and restore my DNS zones. As with the file shares preview, it needs to be able to detect un-backed-up zones easily and apply backup policy across all my zones (e.g. at RG or Subscription level). Need to be able to browse individual DNS records for restore (I might just need to restore one, not the whole zone)

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        0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Longer Term Retention of Backups for Azure File Shares

        I have set up an Azure File Share and configured a daily backup. But the retention period for daily backup is only 120 days. I need a way to retain backups for a longer period of time for compliance and archival purposes. Quarterly backups would be fine. Is there a way I can backup a file share or a snapshot of a file share to regular Azure Backup with the availability of its longer retention periods?

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          3 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure File Share backup to different storage account and retention > 120 days

          Backup of Azure Files to a different storage account than on the one it already resides and use it for Long term Retention ( > 120)

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            0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Backup policy for fileshares

            Have policy similar to VM policies with retention of weekly and monthly backups

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              1 comment  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multiple backup jobs / screenshots per day automatically - File shares

              In our business we do shifts and need at least 2 backups per day for the same file shares automatically. having the option of 2 different times for the daily backup or create more than one backup job for the same files is needed.

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                0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Convert Outlook MSG Contacts files to VCF format

                I must say according to my experience, MSG to VCF Converter is the best-suited solution to your problem. Once use this tool. I hope you will get a quick solution to your problem.
                For more info: https://www.mailvare.com/free-msg-to-vcf-converter/

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                  0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for Azure file shares in storage accounts that have Virtual Networks or Firewall enabled.

                  It is (now) not possible to use Azure Backup for storage accounts that limit connections through virtual networks or ip numbers.

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                    0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Would need to see additional options for Weeky, Monthly and Yearly backups for Azure Files. Without this option we can’t use Azure Files.

                    Additional options for Weekly, Monthly and Yearly backups for Azure Files. We wouldn’t be able to use Azure Files without this.

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                      1 comment  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Is restoration possible even after your azure in open credits are over?

                      My Azure in Open credits is over. Soon I will be adding credits to the subscription. For my subscription, I have only one service i.e. Azure Backup for Files and Folders. Is it possible for me to restore files even though my credits are over?

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                        0 comments  ·  Azure Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • file share backup monitoring

                        Currently Backup for Azure File shares doesn't send log to log analytics. For monitoring purpose backup of azure file share should be send logs to LA like azure vm backup do.

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