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  1. 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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  2. Enable Network Throttling for Server 2008

    I know network throttling is available when you install the Azure agent on Server 2012 but can something be done for Server 2008?

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    1 comment  ·  MARS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Log occurrence of queue waiting time in the log.

    If the start time of backup processing and the time set in the schedule deviate due to the queue waiting time, it is possible to determine that "information on the activity log" or "job event" please record as.

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    Depending on the system, an error may occur if there is a difference between the set time and the actual processing start time. If possible, I would like to improve the situation in which the start time of the backup process and the time set in the schedule deviate by the queue waiting time, but I have recognized that it is…

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  4. Azure Backup Retention Policy - to retain X backup copies

    Instead of specifying Retention Policy in terms of time periods (retain for X days/weeks/months/years), it is also useful to keep backup in terms of numbers of copies (retain X copies).

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  5. Support Clusterd File Servers

    We have a clustered file server which we are backing up using Azure Backup. It works, but it isn't perfect, it would be nice if Azure Backup had better support for failover file clusters

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  6. be able to query the retention period of on-demand vm backup

    When we run on-demand vm backup, the retention period is not shown in any UI (e.g. Azure Portal, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, Azure REST API) currently.
    If the retention period is queryable, backup data management will be more easier and convenient.

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  7. make it possible to see when a recovery point / backup for an Azure VM expires.

    When using recovery services vaults it is not currently possible to see when a recovery point is due to expire. This makes administration difficult as ad-hoc backups can be assigned individual retention periods and recovery points may have been taken using different policies.

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  8. Export Azure SQL Database LTR Backups as Bacpacs

    Add the ability to export Azure SQL Database LTR Backups as Bacpacs. Current the only way of accessing the backup is creating a new Sql Database from the LTR backup. We have around 100 Azure Sql Databases that we would like to have access to the data at the backup points without spinning up a new database.

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  9. Option to use webhooks for Azure backup notification

    I want an option like most of the other azure features support is to do notifications using webhooks so we can for instance forward critical events to Teams or Slack.

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  10. Recovery Services: Allow restoring individual VHDs from restore point

    Currently Recovery Services "Restore disks" restores all disks. It would be great if you could only restore selected individual disks.

    E.g., right now I'm waiting for 128+50+1023 GB VHDs of a single VM being restored, and I wouldn't need the 1023GB one, so I have plenty of time to write this suggestion :)

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  11. 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

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Publish Aurez Backup API with an Azure SDK

    A backup cloud service really need a documented protocol and client side API.

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  13. In MARS agent Recover Data Wizard, make full content of "Select the Volume" readable

    In the MARS agent's Recover Data Wizard, on the "Select Volume and Date" step, there is a drop-down box that says "Select the Volume:". As you can see in the attached screencap, the field is too short to read the volume names when they all start out exactly the same.

    It would be nice if there was some way to see the full text. It would be nice to get something like a tooltip containing the full volume name when you highlight/hover one of the volume choices.

    As it is now, I cannot distinguish any of my volumes from another,…

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  14. nearly real time monitoring in log analytics for MSSQL policy scheduled backups

    Currently there is no option to retrieve data in log analytics about scheduled backups in nearly real time.

    All scheduled backups are collected every 6 hours which is useless for proper monitoring.

    Please provide way how to configure recovery services in a way it will push data to log analytics right away as it fires scheduled backup job and update it in reasonable time interval until it finish. Similar as if you trigger it manually with backup now.

    Or expose api / cmdlets to retrieve information about running scheduled jobs. With information like: Start time, end time, current status.
    Estimation…

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  15. Ability to backup Azure Automation runbooks with Azure Backup

    We would like to have the ability to backup "Azure Automation runbooks" with the Azure Backup service.

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  16. Update Azure Backup Recovery Vault Create wizard to include type of replication (LRS/GRS)

    Update Azure Backup Recover Vault Create wizard to include type of replication instead of default to GRS without any warning to user that Recovery Vault will use expensive option for replication. Either allow global setting of default to LRS or GRS for Recovery Vault or include in initial creation questions which to use

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  17. New-ObFileSpec to backup system state

    I could not find a way to make a System State backup using powershell cmdlet New-OBFileSpec. On the GUI its available.
    When using Windows server core, there's a need to use Powershell.

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  18. Publish compression and churn rate for every protected source

    For planning and cost control it would be great to have statistics on the compression and churn rate for every ptotected source and at the vault level, if you don't hacve the time to expose them in the UI just give us a way to programmatically (webservice or POSH) access that information.

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  19. The VM backup operation should be able to be performed twice consecutively.

    Azure IaaS VM Backup has to wait for the previous backup to be completed when successively triggering backups using "backup now" on the same VM.
    If we try to get backups before and after maintenance, this specification is very painful.

    At least, Azure IaaS VM Backup should be able to run the second backup immediately after the first snapshot is completed.

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  20. About VM backup created in classic mode

    We want to use backups made in classic mode available after switching to Resource Manager mode.

    Now, When we move a VM from classic to Resource Manager mode, backups taken prior to migration will not migrate to newly migrated Resource Manager VM.

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