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  1. The file’s name changes to a messy code when using decompression software to download files

    If you download multiple files using decompression software, the file’s name will change to a messy code.
    I really want this function can be improved.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. The file’s name is messy code when downloading files from SharePoint

    If you download multiple files in Windows 7 environment, the file’s name will turn to a messy code.
    I really want this function can be improved.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Stop trying to alter the usage database that lives in an Always-On Availability Group during patching

    The issue with databases that live in an Always-On Availability Group is that they can’t be “Altered”. The patching script is trying to alter the database and set the log to simple. This causes an error. The work around is below but causes us to add extra steps to the patching process. Can you find a way to patch and stop alter the database log method?

    Fix:
    So the solution for this particular problem scenario is to remove the Usage Logging database from the Availability Group while you are patching. You can do this safely, assuming that you have all…

    1 vote

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  5. Folder level restore/ versioning in SP

    Would like to see folder level restore functionality in SP online. Currently a large gap between file level restore and using the MS site collection restore.
    Seems a real drop off compared to the on prem SBS servers MS are encouraging us to replace with SP, and one of my big worries WRT cryptolocker infecting a whole site

    24 votes

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  6. let a business know when you are permanantly deleting their data from a user by more than a statement in small print you have 30 days

    need a back up or restore that the customer recieves of all documents being deleted before deletion

    2 votes

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  7. SharePoint Online Backup Retention Period increase

    Increase backup retention period in Sharepoint Online from 14 days to a much longer period, ideally up to a year. Allow admins to request restore of single files or entire sites up to a year back.

    24 votes

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  8. Create a copy-SPOsite

    It would be nice to be able to copy a site to a new site

    We have a range of test sites
    At a time these gets to a point in time where they move from test site to production sites
    But there is no possibility to rename/copy a site

    Only posibility I have found is to create a template including contence - but it has a 50 mb limit

    21 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Improve restore-spfarm scriptability

    Add functionality to allow for Restore-SPFarm to be scripted. for example restoring a Search Service Application with a less than trivial topology is brutal.

    Perhaps allow us to pass a response handler code-block or function that you call with the prompt request and that is responsible for providing each response.

    1 vote

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  10. Backup and Restore of Production SharePoint Online Site Collections

    I am doing some business continuity planning and have a couple of questions. I know that our SharePoint Online site collections are backed up every 12 hours and that backups are kept for 14 days. If we are planning to make a change to a site collection containing forms, SharePoint Designer workflows, and Site Columns and Content Types, is there a way to use this support service to request a special site collection backup before we start? Alternatively is there a way to do an local backup of the information before we start making changes? If it is not currently…

    43 votes

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  11. Automated Farm Backup

    Automated Farm Backup - be able to set and configure scheduled farm backups, including varying the location based on disk space, and by context (e.g. rule based ,if any modification occur on site XYZ, then backup XYZ 1 day afterwards).

    49 votes

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