Microsoft 356 Backup

Safeguard your Microsoft 365 Data with incremental Backup and quick recovery. Eliminate the impact of ransomware, malicious actors, human error, and other disasters to your Microsoft productivity apps.
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Pricing

Storage on Microsoft 365 Backup:

$0.15 /GB/Month billed to an Azure subscriptions.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Data Protection and Backup

What components of Office 365 do you backup?

Each Exchange Mailbox, SharePoint Sites, and OneDrive is considered a “Protection Unit”

All Teams data is stored in one of the above Protection Units

How often are backups performed?

Every 10 minutes for Mailbox,

Every 15 minutes SharePoint/OneDrive

Can backup schedules be customized according to our needs?

No – it’s “continuous protection” for Microsoft 365 data.

What is the retention period for backed-up data?

Mailbox: 1 year

SharePoint/OneDrive: Each backup is initially kept for 14 days. After 14 days, one backup will be kept per week and retained for 1 year.

How can you secure our company backup data from cyber-attacks does any specific restoration process if any incident occurred?

Microsoft 365 Backup specifically prevents from overwriting versions in traditional backups.  It does this by appending new backups rather than overwriting.  Especially useful to recover from large scale Ransomware attacks in hours.

Is this data Incremental or Differential Backups?

It uses “Append-Only” storage of Full environment backups. This means that SharePoint can only add new content blobs and can never change old ones until they’re permanently deleted. The Exchange items are backed up in an immutable manner and can’t be accessed by a client process (such as Outlook, OWA, or MFCMAPI). This process ensures that items can’t be changed or corrupted after an initial save, protecting against attackers that try to corrupt old versions.

Data Restore and Recovery

What are the options for restoring data (e.g., granular item recovery, full restoration)?

Currently, you can restore OneDrive accounts, SharePoint sites, and Exchange mailbox content from specific prior points in time from the backups. Site restores to a prior point in time, if restored to the same URL, will overwrite the state and the content of the site to match the exact state at the prior point in time. This is commonly referred to as a rollback versus a roll-forward.

Mailbox restores inherently restore only changed items such that current items that remain unchanged since the desired prior restore point won’t be modified or overwritten. Thus, mailbox restores follow a roll-forward process.

Site, OneDrive, and mailbox restores can be done in place or in the case of SharePoint sites to a new URL, or in the case of mailbox items a new folder. By restoring to a new location, any undesirable overwriting any existing data is avoided.

Note: During the preview, only full OneDrive account and SharePoint site restore is possible. In the future, file-level granular restore will be possible.

In the future, we’ll support granular OneDrive and SharePoint file-level restore to provide a roll-forward behavior similar to that of mailbox item restores today.

How long does it typically take to restore data?
Type RPO for 0-14 days in the past RPO for 15-365 days in the past

Full OneDrive account and full SharePoint site restore

15 minutes

One week

Exchange Online

10 minutes

10 minutes

Can you perform point-in-time recoveries?

Currently, you can restore OneDrive accounts, SharePoint sites, and Exchange mailbox content from specific prior points in time from the backups. Site restores to a prior point in time, if restored to the same URL, will overwrite the state and the content of the site to match the exact state at the prior point in time. This is commonly referred to as a rollback versus a roll-forward.

Mailbox restores inherently restore only changed items such that current items that remain unchanged since the desired prior restore point won’t be modified or overwritten. Thus, mailbox restores follow a roll-forward process. Site, OneDrive, and mailbox restores can be done in place or in the case of SharePoint sites to a new URL, or in the case of mailbox items a new folder. By restoring to a new location, any undesirable overwriting any existing data is avoided.

Note: During the preview, only full OneDrive account and SharePoint site restore is possible. In the future, file-level granular restore will be possible.

In the future, we’ll support granular OneDrive and SharePoint file-level restore to provide a roll-forward behavior similar to that of mailbox item restores today.

Is there a limit on the size or number of items you can restore?
Can users perform self-service recoveries, or is it managed centrally?

Managed centrally by admin

Is there any Cost Involved for Restore data as per Size of data?

No, you only pay for the storage used per GB ($0.15/GB/month) regardless of number of mailboxes, sites, or OneDrives protected.  No cost per backup.  No cost per restore.   The usage gets charged to an attached Azure subscription

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