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  1. 3 votes
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  2. Feature Request: DPM-Azure Recovery Vault

    We want to have a feature where if we upgrade DPM Server including Storage, we really to continue with Incremetal job not Full backup job because it actually doubled our data in Azure and that is a pain fro cost point of viw

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  3. Exclude temp disk in Azure Backup Server

    If running the Azure Backup Server to protect IaaS VMs, there should be an option to globally exclude the temp drives on those VMs. Otherwise the process of excluding that disk is a very manual task for every protected server.

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  4. DDBoost support

    It would be great if DPM had DDBoost support or any option to use a Deduplication Appliance \ Storage.

    3 votes
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  5. Copy from Cloud to Tape/Disk

    As same as IaaS, Backup as a Service should allow customer to move backup to cloud and move back without any limitation.

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  6. DPM 2012 R2 - Support for SQL 2014 SP1 Workloads

    Support for SQL 2014 SP1 Workloads in SCDPM 2012 R2

    3 votes
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  7. Add Online/Azure Recovery Points visibility to SSRT (SQL Self-service Recovery Tool)

    Currently DPM's SSRT for SQL Admins can only view the local Recovery Points. We need to allow our SQL Admins to restore the Azure Recovery Points as well.

    3 votes
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  8. Tape: multiple Long-term jobs on one tape

    One of my customers uses a tape library (without moving tapes offsite) and he needs to put multiple long-term backup jobs on one tape as data written on one day is only 1/4 of the capacity of the tape. So he wonders why he can't put 4 long-term joibs on one tape.

    Please enable that multiple long-term tape backups can be written on one tape.

    Thanks.

    3 votes
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  9. 3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. Assigning PG backup to specific tape pool based on barcode label

    Option for allotting tapes to tape pools, pools can then be assigned to DPM protection group and the backups will only use tapes from allocated pool.

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  12. ties in DPM, better to help troubleshoot backup problems.

    I'd love to see better logging capabilities in DPM, to better troubleshoot problematic backups.

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  13. Remove domain dependency for MABS

    We have clients that have or are transitioning to the cloud fully, and may have one or two remaining on-prem servers and don't have a domain controller set up. MABS is the seemingly the only way we can back up a Hyper-V workstation or SQL database to an Azure vault, but MABS requires domain services on its host server as part of the pre-install checks. Even though MABS can backup up resources that are in workgroup mode, this domain dependency prevents us from using the tool and apparently isn't strictly required anyway. Would like to see this removed from MABS…

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  14. DPM 2016 Backup Items in Azure Portal

    Right now DPM 1807 and 2019 will show a list of available Online Recovery points under Backup Items in the Recovery Services Valt in the Azure portal. For some reason DPM 2016 even with UR7 is excluded, even though you see the DPM server registered with the vault. Having visibility of what online recovery points DPM 2016 has created gives a simplified reporting mechanism for auditors, etc. when it is necessary to confirm that recovery points actually exist offsite.

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  15. BUG: missing registry key

    Hi,

    I've recently had to rebuild our primary DPM server and chose to go to 1801 > 1807 to future proof a bit! Once the production was up and running I thought it was worth backing that up to another DPM server, so I created one in Hyper-V & got to the installation phase when I had the dreaded "I couldn't find the Hyper-V tools installed" error. However, this one was different - it was looking for a registry key at HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Setup\HyperVPowerShell. Just out of curiosity I manually created this path in the registry & the installer…

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  16. Allow the SQL db auto-protect schedule to be modified

    Currently, SQL auto-protect jobs run at midnight and will cause tape backup jobs to fail if they are running at midnight with the error:

    The job was cancelled because the user modified the associated protection group. (ID 33342)

    This is per https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a1f0dd1d-e445-4613-a5e7-e97ab3013428/tape-backup-jobs-failing?forum=dpmtapebackuprecovery&prof=required

    Please allow us to change the schedule the db auto-protect routine runs. It is extremely difficult to try to time the SQL backups to not run across midnight if you have a lot of backup jobs running to tape.

    2 votes
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  17. Deploy DPM agents with Smartcard required account

    Currently, if we want to deploy DPM agents we have to remove Smartcard from our administrative account. We should be able to deploy the agent without being required to provide a username and password.

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  18. Sql server 2017

    Support for new versions of Sql Server with System Center Data Protection Manager is too slow, on average a year behind. When a new version Sql Server is released, a new version of DPM must be released at he samtime

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  19. Support for Oracle SQL

    Support for Oracle SQL

    2 votes
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  20. Allow users to exclude folders of their choice of the protection

    When you back up a large number of computers, and apply the same policy for everyone (2000 or 3000 computers), it would be very interesting to allow users to exclude certain subfolders.

    In our case, we want to save the My Pictures folder, but a large number of users store private data (example: holiday photos), we do not want to find this data on our DPM servers, in this kind of case we would like to save the My Pictures folder but let the user exclude his private subfolders.

    It would be a good compromise between security and freedom offered…

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