You need to securely backup Office 365 email data back to your environment for a variety of reasons (i.e. to follow the 3-2-1 Rule of backup, to facilitate eDiscovery and to meet internal policies and compliance requirements). The most important reason being — for the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing you’ll be able to restore your users’ data when needed!
With Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, you can retrieve Office 365 Exchange Online mailbox items (email, calendar and contacts*) from a cloud-based instance of Office 365 and uniquely back up this mailbox data into the same format that Microsoft Exchange uses natively — an archive database based on Extensible Storage Engine (ESE), also known as the Jet Blue database.
Never settle for less than fast, efficient recovery of Office 365 mailbox items with best-of-breed granularity.
Veeam Explorer™ for Microsoft Exchange allows for quick search and recovery of individual mailbox items residing in either archived Office 365 content or on-premises Exchange backups. Mailbox items can be restored directly to an Office 365 mailbox, an on-premises Exchange mailbox, saved as a file, emailed as an attachment or exported as a PST.
Without a local copy of your data, retrieving emails for regulatory or compliance reasons can be costly and time consuming, and can ultimately present a major disruption to normal business operations.
But, not with Veeam! You can leverage the familiar, advanced search capabilities and the flexible recovery and export options of Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Exchange to perform eDiscovery on Office 365 email archives — just as easily as you would today with your on-premises Exchange server backup.
Compliance is another big driver for the need to backup Office 365. With an Office 365 backup, you can keep your email data as long as you need — even if that length equates to “forever.”
With Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, you can store data based on long-term retention policies for regulatory or compliances needs. With granular advanced search and find functionality, you can ensure you recover exactly what you need, not more than you need.
Many of you have yet to migrate all of your email users to Office 365, and such a migration may take years in large organizations. Thus, you need a solution that can cover both Office 365 and your on-premises Exchange instance for the interim.
Integrated with Veeam Backup & Replication™, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 also allows users with hybrid-cloud email deployments to easily migrate mailbox data between Office 365 and on-premises Exchange, as well as back up and manage users across both platforms.
Also, Veeam Backup & Replication supports application-aware processing of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 servers, enabling creation of consistent backups of Office 365 archives and streamlining eDiscovery and mailbox item-level restores from such backups.
*SharePoint Online and OneDrive not supported at this time.