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  1. Enable SQL database backup in MARS

    Enable SQL database backup in MARS.

    We would like to use MARS also to backup SQL databases.
    Now we have to use DPM/MABS and that is overkill for only the backup.

    We have around 180 servers with SQL databases spread over the world. And installing DPM on all these sites is overkill.

    So we like to have the option to use MARS also for SQL database backup.

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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) using Storage Spaces Direct

      Microsoft currently only supports backing up SQL AlwaysOn availability groups for high availability with the new Recovery Services Vault SQL Server in Azure VM (Preview). SQL AlwaysOn requires the Enterprise edition of SQL which is very expensive. SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) using Storage Spaces Direct is another option for high availability in Azure IaaS however it is currently a public preview limitation and is not high on the list for the GA product improvement list. You can setup SQL FCI using the Standard version of SQL so would save SMB customers a lot of money in licensing costs.

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        0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Backup on-premises SQL DB to Azure, Test-restore the DB to a SQL server running in an IaaS VM

        I want to on-premises backup SQL DBs to Azure and test the sanity of the backup point by restoring it to an Azure IaaS VM which has SQL server installed in it

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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • SQL Backup encryption without TDE

          One should be able to encrypt SQL backup thru SQL's backup-encryption feature without using TDE in the SQL VM.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Backup report for SQL in Azure VM

            Currently reporting in power BI is not supported for SQL in Azure VM. Please add the feature in order to view the report detailed the schedule backup jobs, storage, the backup status (succeeded, failed) in power BI.

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              2 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Azure Backup for SQL Server replication to another region

              Azure Backup supports the ability to replicate backups to another "site" or backup vault hosted in another region for site recovery purpose. The new feature of backing up SQL Server databases does not seem to include this ability.

              It would be ideal to have that option for database backups as well. It would provide the ability for users to backup a database via Azure Backup for SQL Server on one region and restore that database to another region.

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                0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Azure Backup for Analysis Services IaaS VM workloads

                Would be important to include protection for Analysis Services workloads running in IaaS VMs like we have for SQL Server right now. Normally BI Solutions, take advantage of SQL Server Database Engine instances but also Analysis Services instances, so, would be very interesting to have a solution that could protect all these pieces of software.

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Alerts to Webhook for Azure Backup SQL in IaaS VM

                  Backup SQL in IaaS VM as an Azure native function is a great idea, we've started using it to backup our DBs, it's far more convenient than setup backup directly to azure storage.
                  but still if we want to perform this broadly then we'll have to monitor backup job more closely, if the alerts can be throw to somewhere else through webhook, then we can get call or sms alerts.

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                  • Allow the SQL in IaaS VM Agent to be used across multiple vaults

                    I would like to be able to select a VM have the agent installed and then use the same agent across multiple vaults in the same subscription. This would be used for when a Vault is for a specific business unit and charged back and only has 1 database on a Shared Database platform

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Backup support for SQL 2008 R2

                      I would be good, if the SQL server in Azure VM - supports the older versions of SQL - SQL 2008 R2 ( Till the version microsoft provides support)

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                        0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Backup on-premises SQL DB to Azure, restore the DB to a SQL server running in an IaaS VM

                        I want to backup on-premises SQL DBs to Azure and restore them to an Azure IaaS VM which has SQL server installed in it

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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Work load options

                          Can this MASR agent take the SQL database backup to Azure cloud.
                          Not by files or folders, but as the database?
                          The purpose is to restore that to Azure VM when needed. Please comment, if any one knows about this..

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Run Backup/restore of a SQL Server DB via SSMS

                            Run Backup/restore of a SQL Server DB via SSMS

                            From SSMS we are actually able to see backup done by Azure Backup of SQL Server on an Azure VMs but we can't restore it.
                            Can be great to be able to do it like this SYSADMIN or backup role can manage it without access to the portal.

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                              1 comment  ·  SQL in IaaS VM  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically Discover New Databases for backup management type "SQL Server in Azure VM"

                              I'm looking at the features of backup management type "SQL Server in Azure VM". Would it be possible to add a feature that automatically detects new databases added to an instance, and backup them up.

                              At the moment, it looks like I'll need to manually add a new database to the backed up items every time I add a database to an instance.

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                              • Intelligent compression setting

                                Synopsis
                                At this point in time, the preview supports SQL compression by enabling it on policy level. This however simply enforces the parameter, without taking into account if it's even possible. This means a web edition installation will fail because the syntax isn't supported.

                                Description
                                Because of the above mentioned scenario, it's currently required to have a policy specifically for web edition instances, even if you want the exact same retention as other environments.
                                This could be solved by looking at the SQL edition, and enforcing non-compression on web edition instances.

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