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  1. Add SCDPM support for Hyper-V VM backups on non MS smb 3.0 file shares via File Server Remote VSS Protocol

    SCDPM doesn't seem to support MS File Server Remote VSS Protocol for non Microsoft SMB 3.0 Storage Solutions. It always asks to have a a DPM Agent installed on the source, which is clearly not possible on non MS File Share servers. Nutanix for example has the MS-FSRVP implemented which seems to be leveraged by Veeam. SCDPM even seems to backup a Clustered Scale Out File Server by backing up VMs on the CSV via Agent and not directly via share.

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  2. Support deduplication of the MBS ReFS volume directly

    Currently the documents for DPM 2019 state:

    > DPM does not support deduplication on ReFS disk used for MBS backups.

    It would be preferable that this is supported as it will provide better performance (not needing to create artificial fragmentation due to 1TB disks, wasted deduplication time due to empty space in a vhdx, no additional abstraction layer or multiple OSes running). Further, ReFS supports 4TB files for deduplication and would allow the deduplication of datasources larger than 1TB.

    Currently I've been running this on a few servers and as far as I can tell there aren't any incompatibilities as…

    14 votes

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  3. Support pagefile and file exclusions with hyper-v backup in SCDPM

    current Set-DPMGlobalProperty -HyperVPagefileExclusions is not up to par when compared to other backup solutions. It is very labor intensive and very inconvenient to deploy and manage.

    14 votes

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  5. 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

    14 votes

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  6. multi restore

    Restore multiple Sql Server Databases
    SQL Multi-restore – DPM only allows single SQL restores so if you lose an entire SQL instance with 100 DBs, this results in 100 separate restores to be configured.

    13 votes

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  7. Rename SQL files during restore

    DPM already allows you to restore a DB to the same SQL instance as the original DB, except using a new DB name. However, it doesn’t let you specify new file names for the DB files. So we want to restore “DB1” to the same SQL instance while using the name “DB1Test”. However, we are blocked due to the underlying files already existing for “DB1”. To work around, we would need to 1) restore to a different directory, 2) detach the DB, 3) rename the files, 4) copy them to the original \MSSQL\Data directory, and 5) attach the new

    13 votes

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  8. Enable Auditing Feature in DPM

    Every application trying to scale towards Enterprise Level should have Auditing enabled to capture smallest of changes. Role based is an option but cannot replace auditing which can help in multiple ways for eg: find repeated human errors, process errors etc which are backborn when it come to Operations. today i can't even find out who did what as no one's ready to agree they did a mistake which makes it impossible to correct things. this will also help bringing the potential defects if any in DPM workflow

    13 votes

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  9. SCDPM Progress indication on Consistency check, Replica creation and Backups

    SCDPM. At the moment there is no indication of how far a backup is. A simple percentage number would be nice. Maybe separate for preparing backup and transferring, but that is optional.
    Especially on Consistency checks it is very much needed with a progress indication. We have no idea if it is done with 10% or 99%. That should not be so difficult as we check 100% of data.

    12 votes

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  10. Azure backup server linux support

    Azure backup server does not support Linux OS as there is no agent available. kindly introduce the Linux support as well

    12 votes

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  11. Provide MAB Server protected datasource’s size for customers to be able to calculate protected instance costs.

    When setting up protection of instances, we need to see the actual size that is currently used for calculating the cost of that instance.
    This size should be displayed in the protected instance pane in Azure and be aggregated up to other overview panes in the vault.
    This way, we could use the Cost calculator to predict the monthly costs of the actual data. The sizes should be available via Powershell as well for reporting purposes.

    12 votes

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  12. Restore VMware vm to alternate location

    Please provide the capability to choose the vSwitch or DVS in VMware when restoring a VMware VM to an alternate location.
    We cannot restore VMware VMs to an alternate location when using vCenter only communication with DPM. The VMware restore fails to create the VM in an alternate VMware cluster and VMware returns an error indicating the creation of the DVS fails as the DVS is different in the alternate VMware cluster.

    11 votes

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  13. Support Backup of VM Guest Clusters with VHD Sets

    It should be possible to backup VMs with shared VHDs. This is neccessary to relly support VM Guest Clusters.
    Furthermore it should be allowed to use these Disks as Cluster Shared Volumes in the Guest Cluster.

    11 votes

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  14. SCDPM: Express full backup schedule in HH:MM and not only in 30 min steps

    In a high dense hosting environments a lot of happens in hour or even half an hour intervals. So starting at a different time would be helpful.

    11 votes

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  15. Allow to change the free tape threshold limit

    Make the free tape threshold user configurable. The default value of 20% is in the most cases to much reserve and therefore the alert comes to early. Make a option in the GUI or via PowerShell to set the threshold to a desired value.

    11 votes

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  16. SCDPM Failed job report

    A report of failed jobs like the Failed jobs for yesterday and today, preferable configurable for time frame e.g. last day, last week, last month

    11 votes

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  17. Option to remove missing tape media and libraries that are de-funct in SC DPM

    Expose a command let or an option to let users remove tape library and tapes in SC DPM

    11 votes

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  18. Exclude disks for VM-level backups - Hyper-V

    Request the ability to exclude entire disks from a VM level backup. An example would be a VM level backup of a SQL server but we want to exclude the database dump volume since that contains redundant data.

    Another example is a file server that has multiple large historical drives (static data) and one active drive receiving new data. The fileserver could be protected at the VM level to target the active data but ignore the drives with static data.

    10 votes

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  19. 10 votes

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  20. SCDPM support for 3rd party applications VSS writers

    Enable support for 3rd party applications VSS writers, like Oracle.

    10 votes

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