What is Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365?
Veeam® Backup for Microsoft Office 365 mitigates the risk of losing access to email data and ensures Availability to Office 365 users. It is a robust solution for backing up Office 365 email data, quickly recovering individual mailbox items and efficiently performing eDiscovery of email archives.
What’s new in version 1.5?
Building on the initial version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, version 1.5 delivers:
- Increased scalability. A multi-repository, multi-tenant architecture enabling protection of larger Office 365 deployments with a single installation, while also empowering service providers to deliver Office 365 backup services.
- Powerful automation and self-service restore. Comprehensive automation with full PowerShell and RESTful API support for all functionality as well as self-service restore for service provider’s customers to minimize management overhead, improve recovery times and reduce costs.
- Expanded platform support. Including protecting data in public folders, deeper integration for hybrid email deployments and extended support to include Office 365 U.S. Government (DoD and non-DoD), Office 365 Germany and Office 365 China.
Additionally, support for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business will be coming soon in version 2 of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.
Can Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 be used as a standalone product, or does it require other Veeam products?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 can be used and purchased both as a standalone solution and in conjunction with Veeam Availability Suite™, Veeam Backup & Replication™ or Veeam Backup Essentials™.
Is this product integrated with any other Veeam products?
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication, so you can backup hybrid-cloud email environments and migrate mailbox data between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.
Does Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 support backups for other Office 365 data?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 supports backup of mailbox items (email, calendar and contacts), it does not support OneDrive and SharePoint at this time.
Can I use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 for hybrid-cloud deployments between on-premises Exchange and Office 365?
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is a comprehensive solution for backing up, restoring and migrating users and data from both Office 365 and on-premises Exchange.
General Veeam licensing information, including licensing criteria and terminology can be viewed here.
How is Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 licensed?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is licensed on a subscription basis as a one-year annual subscription or discounted two to five-year annual subscriptions.
All subscription licenses are sold per user (minimum purchase of ten licenses required) and include Production 24x7 Support.
Can I add users to an existing subscription?
Yes, you can add Office 365 users and co-term your different license purchases to match-up on the same subscription cycle, keeping subscription renewals simple and straightforward.
What counts as a user?
To calculate the number of licenses you need, count the number of Office 365 end-user mailboxes in each of your Office 365 organizations that you are looking for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to process. A user mailbox can be a personal mailbox, an Online Archive mailbox, or both — you will need one license file (for that user) to archive the mailbox data. Please note that shared and resource mailboxes do not need to be licensed, and can be backed up for FREE.
Can I remove a mailbox from the backup if it is no longer needed, and apply its license counter to another mailbox?
Yes, after a month since the last backup of the old mailbox. Veeam also counts managed mailboxes with at least one restore point created in the past 31 days. If you do not archive a mailbox for 31 days, its license will be revoked and can be applied to another mailbox.