Azure Backup Room for Improvement

SaadeAlkhoury - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director/CIO at Shield Technology Programs

We are using two different types of technology. Side to side and tier to side. Recently, we sent an email regarding this issue. Maybe they could improve the fees. The cost is a bit high.

If we had 100 users, and we are using the backup on servers, it would be helpful if the user could know the level of synchronization that he has done. It can only be done by administrative forces. As an example, if I am the administrator and I have users getting data online, I can see what is happening. However, for the user, if they are experiencing some kind of failure with their data, they do not receive any notification and do not know. It will work, but it will need a lot of customization.

We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized properly or what may have happened. What we are doing now is through a third party system where they will notify us if a file is not synchronized properly inside of his computer.

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AnuragGupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

The integration with the record database and integration with other applications will be good, especially with the database piece. MySQL and Oracle are very widely used databases and Azure Backup doesn't have tight integration with them. It only provides the backup of the disc and the virtual machine and associated data, however, it doesn't provide you an application of their backup for non-Microsoft products, especially. That is where SQL Server, which is a Microsoft database, provides a good integration for the initial backup in MySQL which is a widely used database solution. They should actually provide that or you can handle integration with those databases as well.

The most important thing is integration with third-party products. That could be one of the best features. Whenever we have to look for databases or specific applications, that's when things get complicated and where third parties, like Win Backup, Symantec, and other backup solutions come in. The most important thing they can do to improve is to cover at least industry standard databases first.

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SaadeAlkhoury - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director/CIO at Shield Technology Programs

We're hoping the price of the solution won't increase in the coming months when Azure is due to review all its products. I think that what the product lacks now is an AI system; if we had that, we'd be able to more easily upgrade the hardware system.  

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EmilPenkov - PeerSpot reviewer
Azure Architect at KPMG ITC

The only issue we have right now is the amount of time it takes to restore. When we attempt to restore a virtual machine, it can take hours. This is an area that could be improved.

The length of time it takes to restore is our main source of frustration. It would be beneficial to shorten the time it takes.

We had issues with shared storage in the past where it couldn't be included in the backup. Shared storage, or shared disc, wasn't available. I believe Microsoft promised to put it in their pipeline for improvement in order to add this, but I haven't double-checked. This was the issue with shared managed discs, and not being included in this backup scope.

If the shared managed disc could be included with the backup, it would be better.

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GK
Head of IT-Infrastructure at a construction company with 11-50 employees

As I don't work directly with the solution (my team does), I don't have any notes for improvement.

Technical support can be slow to respond at times.

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KA
Technical architect at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees

They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.

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AR
Senior Project Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

I didn't see any kind of major flaws or anything. The only thing I would say that could be improved is the reporting. It can be a little more customized or something like that. Maybe they need a little bit more on the dashboard view. The reporting and governance can be a little more fine-tuned.

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Sameer_Shah - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Solution Specialist at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

The restoration of permissions is a functionality that could be improved. If I want to restore permissions, I should be able to do this. 

Secondly, there is a limitation of 99 files restores per day which means that we can't complete a huge file restore. We would like Azure to increase the number of the possible file restorations.

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EmadAttia - PeerSpot reviewer
IT manager at Oberoi

Actually, there is no issue. It simply saves your backup outside of your premises.

I would like to see better pricing.

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MP
Director of Technology at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services. 

There are new products coming up all of the time with better integration. There are a number of things that are happening.

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Can-Bolat - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution architect at GlassHouse

I would like to see more automation, integration, and security. The price could be better.

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TC
Technical Manager at Synnex

The Azure Backup support for on-premises service is limited.

The file-level restore procedure should be more straightforward.

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RM
IT Support at NCPB

I would like to have the option to increase the frequency of the backups. Azure Backup does backups on an hourly basis, but I would prefer it to take backups more often. 

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