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Backup for O365

I Like to see Longtime protection in Azure Backup or System Center Data Protection Manager for Office 365 Exchange, Sharepoint services. Because today you have to buy a third party solution. There are a lot of Educational institutes around the world in the free edition of Office365 on the Campus Agreement, but backup, restore services of Office 365 is a must have. Think about backup and restore mailboxes, teamsites of Sharepoint etc. Best Regards, James

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  • Martin Robson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is essential for Education customers, and the reason why I have not rolled out OfB across our establishment.

  • Paul Deasy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you're an enterprise customer, seeking to adopt and roll-out Office365, Sharepoint Online and OneDriveForBusiness, then there has to be options made available to backup their data. (30 day recycle bin is not backup ). Currently this is only possible via 3rd party solutions.
    I'm sure there are a lot of enterprise customers sitting on the fence, refraining from roll-out of O365 services, purely for this reason.

    Having the option for Azure (or DPM) backups clearly is a win-win also for Microsoft - as it's going to increase the customer investment in their services.

  • Aidan Finn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Office 365 does not have -backup-. It has a 30 day recycle bin. Anyone that deals with backup knows that retention time is important (why Azure Backup has done so much work on this following lots of feedback) and "offsite" storage are important. It makes sense for AB to backup Office 365 - other companies have seen this opportunity, so it makes sense for Microsoft to offer this entry point from O365 to Azure.

  • James van den Berg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here are some points why it is important :
    - Educational institutes have to save classified data Offsite for more then 7 years. And not only education.
    - When you have a Skydrive for business and you synchronize is Awesome, but when all that data is encrypted by a virus, you love to have a offsite good backup :-)

    The market of Office 365 is big an they already have backup like System Center DPM or Azure Backup, Now we need to backup Office 365 data fast with one of these products of Microsoft. and not a third party product, because we have Microsoft Backup Software.

  • Lee Surgeoner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is an essential value add for Office 365 and will give clients large and small even more confidence in choosing this as their productivity platform of choice.

  • Marcus Robinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a much needed feature. We had an organisation that needed to do a investigation on why something had happened 6 months ago. Although they have a mail journal that can be searched this does not reflect the state of the mailboxes throughout the organisation at that point in time. Same would be useful for OneDrive.

  • Omar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You should try using a good backup software. I was actually facing the same problem. But now after using"Cloudbacko software pro" i am really satisfied using this software. Try it . Leaving a link below please check.

  • Ethan McConnell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In-place hold meets this need for Exchange. Microsoft doesn't charge for deleted mailboxes still on hold, plus the content is discoverable from within the eDiscovery console... plus the storage is unlimited for those on the right plan. As for admins not doing what they're supposed to be doing: that's where RBAC comes to help - split out roles and responsibilities properly and rogue admins can't wreck havoc.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Actually there is no Backup for office365. MS answer is to enable in-place hold but this is not enough for enterprises. Backup is also for restoring intentionally removed mailboxes or from an admin removing the in-place hold without any other admin have any idea that this happened.
    So Backup of office365 mailboxes/sharepoint/one drive is a must.

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