147 votes3 comments · SharePoint Administration » on-premise Central Admin · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →thinking about it · AdminSharePoint UserVoice Admin (SharePoint UserVoice Admin, Microsoft SharePoint) responded
Thank you for your input. We are investigating the options for enabling this. However, there is unfortunately nothing on the immediate road map.Greg Burns shared this idea ·
45 votestell us more · 6 comments · SharePoint Administration » Backup/Restore/High Availability · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Greg Burns commented
An out of box, full featured, automated backup that provides item-level restore would be great.
I don't want to have to tell my customers to spend another $5,000 for a third party backup tool for the farm I just built for them. The method I use the most often (for customers who don't want to spring for backup software) is to use Backup-SPFarm on a Windows Scheduled Task, along with a SQL maintenance plan to back up the ancillary databases on the SQL server. This is better than nothing. It covers some scenarios, but doesn't really provide an intuitive item-level restore. The average IT admin isn't going to know much about the Offline Content Database restore, turning what should be a simple task into a struggle.
That said, the out of box native SharePoint farm backup isn't terrible. I just wish it did more.