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  1. Backup from DPM to own Cloud Storage.

    I have few domains which has own virtual DPM.

    I want to backup it finally to central DPM with LTO.

    4 votes
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  2. Fix OneDrive Files On-Demand Bug

    For more than a year, several users have reported issues when Files On-Demand option is enabled for OneDrive even though the OneDrive folder is excluded from backups ( https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d612c19a-0f18-431a-9d75-9fb5dfd11aca/windows-10-1803-client-backups-failing-media-write-protected-errors?forum=dataprotectionmanager ).

    In our case, three scenarios are possible when the option is activated and the OneDrive folder is excluded:
    - on some computers, synchronization works properly
    - on other computers the synchronization fails randomly
    - on other computers, synchronization is impossible

    Two months ago, we opened a ticket, but Microsoft still has not released a patch.

    If Microsoft does not have enough human resources to update DPM, it should consider publishing…

    3 votes
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  3. 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.

    3 votes
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  4. 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.

    3 votes
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  5. Fix custom tape label bug

    In DPM, when customising tape backups, you used to be able to set the label for the tape. This was great. Since 1807, this functionality is completely broken. Custom tape labels that existed prior to upgrading retain their custom tape label but you cannot change or set new tape labels for protection groups.

    Please fix this bug.

    3 votes
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  6. Remove Tape Library, Tape Drives

    We decomssioned our old tape library. Replaced it by a new one (other vendor). However now we have two libraries.

    It is possible to disable the old one, but that still generates errors in the event log at SCOM can/will pick up and triggers an alert.

    3 votes
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  7. 3 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. DPM 2012 R2 - Support for SQL 2014 SP1 Workloads

    Support for SQL 2014 SP1 Workloads in SCDPM 2012 R2

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. 3 votes
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  15. 3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. ties in DPM, better to help troubleshoot backup problems.

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

    3 votes
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  18. Support 3rd party SMTP providers

    In MABS, you can setup an SMTP server for sending emails. The issue is that there is a requirement that the username you supply in the SMTP username field must be a domain user. I have no idea why this is required, but it makes using a 3rd party service such as SendGrid as your SMTP server much harder. In Sendgrid, I setup an API Key which then says I must supply the username as "apikey" and the password is the actual apikey.

    Obviously, the user "apikey" does not exist in the domain, so when MABS checks this, it fails.

    2 votes
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  19. Exclude disks for VM-level backups - VMWare

    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.

    This entry is specific to VMWare VM protection.

    2 votes
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  20. Backup directly to blob

    Allow for DPM to backup directly to blob storage in Azure without the need for local disk (or very little local disk/staging)

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