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  1. Allow Pausing of Azure Backup

    Pausing a large backup, particularly the initial Online backup, would have saved me 4-5 days vs. starting from scratch. Additionally, you can't throttle bandwidth while a backup is running. Pausing would should also allow a change in throttling.

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  2. Multiple schedules of synchronization job

    For example - 15 minutes synchronization on work hours and 1 hrs synchonization after them.

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  3. Make It Easier to Add Exclusions

    Suppose I was backing up drives C:, D:, E: and F: and I wanted to add exclusions for file types *.flv, *.mov, *.mp3, *.pst* and *.tmp. In the job configuration I have to manually add:
    C: - *.flv
    C: - *.mov
    C: - *.mp3
    C: - *.pst
    C: - *.tmp
    D: - *.flv
    D: - *.mov
    D: - *.mp3
    D: - *.pst
    D: - *.tmp
    E: - *.flv
    etc. etc.
    F: - *.tmp

    Please add the option for global excludes across all drives!

    51 votes
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  4. Integrate Azure Backup with Group Policy

    We have Azure Backup (MARS) deployed to 150+ servers across the globe and we would like to see a mechanism whereby we can make a global change across all servers e.g. Group Policy.

    For example, we now need to add a file exclusion to every job on the 150+ servers and as far as I'm aware this means connecting to each server individually and making the change.

    28 votes
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  5. Enable the labelling of Azure backup/restore points

    Allow users to label their Azure backups or restore points such that users can easily identify their backups and revert to restore points when needed

    17 votes
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  6. Add Retry to Backup process

    While doing backup on protected items, we saw an inconsistent backup of VMs. We use Recovery Service -> Backup Vault. In case of failure , there is no retry for taking backups. And there is no new notification features available to administrator which can help us to understand that there is a failure. If notified in right time, administrator can go and invoke backup manually.

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  7. Comments tab on the protected Items page

    We have a situation where we are looking at backing up servers from multiple schools.

    The problem is most our schools servers are all called the same, for example "schserv01"

    When installing the backup agent and it is then registered and protected in Azure, we have multiple servers all showing up with the same name "schserv01" Now we do not know which one is for which school...

    We can't rename the server, So would it be possible to have a comments section on the protected items page within the portal, that way we could comment which each server is. Better…

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  8. Intelligence pack for Operational Insights (monitoring of the backup)

    We would like to have an Intelligence Pack for Azure Backup for Azure Operational Insights so we could centralise the monitoring with Azure Operational Insights.

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  9. Ability to name a backup job

    I would like to name my backup in the client and have it appear in the portal.

    Example: I'm backing up a specific folder(s) of D:\ not the whole drive. The entry in the portal could make others (or myself at a later date) believe D:\ is being backed up.

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  10. Add end-time of a job in job-list / add duration in job details

    It is good to see the time which a job consumed for several jobs at once, but please add "end-time" as a column in the job-list. The end-time is only listed in the details of a job. In the details, the duration is missing.

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  11. add metrics like capacity to back up like in Azure Storage

    when we back up servers we need to notify about exceeding capacity

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  12. Present retention weeks/months/years in Azure Recovery Services Agent dashboard/startpage (wabadmin.msc)

    Currently only days are presented, which is misleading.. See attached file.

    Small things matter, this minor improvement would be nice :)

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  13. Formal workaround for standalone 'server' Backup Vault name collisions.

    I want to backup files from lots of standalone (non-domain) Windows 2008+ servers and Windows 7 workstations distributed across many independent sites to a single subscription within our EA Azure, however there are too many identically named computers names to put one in each of the maximum 25 Backup Vaults in a single subscription. Spreading them across multiple subscriptions will make the overall management in Azure too difficult. It is not logistically or culturally feasible to fix this problem by neatly renaming the computers to have new unique names.

    I see two potential solutions:

    1) Getting these computers to talk…

    2 votes
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  14. In cases of an Ad-Hoc backup (versus a scheduled one) - I would like to type in a description of why the ad-hoc was taken

    I use Azure recovery extensively for lab testing. Having a simple label associated with ad-hoc backup would be very useful.

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  15. workstation backup : ability to have no planned backup, but can use "save now" option when I want

    Hi,
    In the current version of the workstation agent, we must have a minimum of one policy, and here I mean with a specific time to be executed. I noticed that if my machine is down (let's say supposed to backup at noon), and if I turn it on 2 hours later backup will start while I am working
    that would be fantastic to have a policy, but not force any specific time to be executed. Then, when I want, just need to click the "save now" button, with no impact on my work and if home no impact on…

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  16. powershell

    Enable execution of Azure Automation runbooks as pre and post scripts, possibly as an option within Backup Policy

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  17. Add option to monitor who has restored something

    It would be nice if one could Monitor which user account was used for restoring something

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