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  1. Add ability to authenticate against Azure Active Directory

    It'd be really useful to not have to rely on DB users for authentication but allow integration with AAD. That way we can enforce password complexity, expiry etc which can't be done with native users.

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  2. Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

    Please provide a tool or procedure to upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3.

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  3. Ability to restore data from a snapshot

    We have a transient workload that only needs to run once every week at most. However, the DB state needs to be saved at the end of each run. Since the workload only runs occasionally, it costs quite a lot to keep the server running in the meanwhile, even at the minimum size for the tier.

    While it is possible to pg_dump/restore the data, this is very slow compared to restoring from a snapshot, which would be nearly instantaneous. Currently, deleting a server also removes the ability to access backups for the server.

    If one could optionally save a snapshot…

    11 votes
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  4. BYOK Encryption Key

    For governance reasons for managing PHI, we need to BYOK for the Disk Level Encryption. Is there any plan to expose the ability to have the storage account that the underlining managed system is using to a key that's stored in key vault?

    We can't host our postgresSql Database in Azure's managed solutions, until we can.

    9 votes
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  5. Firewall option: Allow access from a specific Azure resource

    While the option to allow access to all Azure services is nice, I'd much rather be able to control what resources can reach my server on a more granular level.

    The vnet integration is excellent, but many Azure resources (I'm thinking specifically of Data Factory at the moment) aren't integrated with vnets, for various reasons.

    4 votes
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  6. Enable shutdown (deallocate equivalent) for Postgres when not in use.

    For non-production environments it would be a helpful cost saving feature to be able to 'turn off' / deallocate Azure Databases (of all types not just postgres) when they are not in use.

    While the prevailing logic would suggest that non-production environments should be destroyed when not in use, this is sometimes not convenient or practical when environments are required on (relatively) short notice and DB content sizes are relatively large

    3 votes
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  7. Better support for automation of installation in ARM Template / PowerShell

    We massively deploy PostgreSQL instances. We (for exemple) need to automatically deploy configuration (for instances log_* parameters). It's possible to modify configuration with AZ commands. The other automation tools don't have the required functionality:

    * ARM Template cannot deploy instances with a set configuration.

    * Python2 should provide the necessary tools via azure.mgmt.* but is not very well documented (it's still in preview)

    * PowerShell as no options for that. (and very few means to interact with Postgres in general).

    In general, the support for postgres is bad in automation tools (and the feature coverage not uniform). We have to…

    3 votes
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  8. Ability to shrink storage when restoring

    We would like to shrink the allocated (max) storage when we restore a PaaS to create another environment. This would be especially interesting to create Test environments from Production environments with large unused storage (due to the provisioning of a big IOPS bandwith for performance).

    2 votes
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  9. Support for Ultra SSD SKU configuration

    For performance critical workloads and large volumes of data, storage access latency is critical. Please support a Ultra SSD SKU configuration.

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  10. Add DNS management to firewall rules configuration

    Usually pg_hba.conf accepts DNS names so you can use i.e. my.address.ip for ***.***.***.***. In Azure portal you can input only numeric IP addresses but this presumes you have staic public IP address. Allowing DNS management you would be able to use Dynamic DNS solving non static public IP address problem.

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  11. Pg_basebackup / Replication on-premise

    It would be great if we could either use pg_basebackup as well as pg_dump to take backup or the ability to replica from the Azure Master to our own db instance (either a VM on Azure or on-premise).

    This would mean creating replication role slots under the Connection security tab.

    1 vote
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  12. Reader Role can view Query Text


    On AZ PostgeSQL Performance Insight, the role of Reader can view everything but not “query text”,
    so basically like most of things in Azure we believe that Reader role should also be able to
    view query text. And that is the issue and needs to be fixed in future releases.

    CSS, Requested by Customer

    1 vote
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  13. Post PostgreSQL Version Updates

    Could Azure announce beforehand when version updates will be applied to Azure Database for PostgreSQL? For instance, updates are posted when PHP gets updated (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/june-2018-version-updates-to-php/).

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