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#1 Microsoft 365 Backup and Recovery

Your data, your responsibility.

  • The Leader in Microsoft 365 Backup – 17M users protected
  • Complete protection of Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams
  • Deploy as-a-service or manage it yourself: Veeam gives you options!
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Benefits

Back up Microsoft 365 (Office 365) Data

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) provides powerful services, but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 eliminates the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams, so your data is always protected and accessible.

Protect Your Microsoft 365 Data Anywhere

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 empowers you to securely back up Office 365 to any location, whether that be on-premises or in cloud object storage, including locations like Amazon S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud or S3 compatible providers. You can also have it managed as-a-service.
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Safeguard Your Critical Data

Protect Office 365 data from accidental deletion and security threats.

Recover Your Data When You Need It

Quickly restore with industry-leading recovery and flexibility.

Maintain Compliance

Meet compliance requirements with fast search-and-find capabilities.

Microsoft 365 Cyber-attacks and Data Loss Are Common

80%
of vulnerabilities discovered​ involve Microsoft 365 ​data
53%
of companies have experienced data loss or corruption in SaaS applications in the past 12 months
<25%
are able to recover 100% of their Microsoft 365 data during a data loss incident

Why Back Up Office 365?

Even though Microsoft hosts the infrastructure, this doesn't replace your responsibility to back up business-critical Office 365 data. According to ESG, 53% of surveyed organizations stated that they have experienced data loss in SaaS applications in the last 12 months. The Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model states that with Microsoft 365, it's your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it.
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Capabilities

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Capabilities

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you the flexibility to back up Office 365 data to any location, restore with industry-leading recovery flexibility and leverage powerful eDiscovery.

Back Up Your Office 365 Data

Back up Exchange and SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Teams data with the lowest recovery point objectives (RPOs) in the industry (every five minutes)!

Safeguard SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

Protect your SharePoint Online sites, documents, libraries, lists and OneDrive for Business accounts, files and folders.

Protect Microsoft Teams Data

Veeam utilizes Microsoft Teams APIs to provide purpose-built backup, which gives you full control and protection over your critical data.

Deploy and Store On-premises or in the Cloud

You can deploy on premises, in Azure or AWS Marketplace and store data in cloud object storage like AWS S3 and Azure Blob.

Leverage BaaS for Your Office 365 Data

Veeam has a large ecosystem of managed service providers so you can offload your Office 365 data protection to the experts.

50 Office 365 Recovery Options

Whether it’s granular recovery of individual items or bulk recovery of multiple users at once, meet ANY recovery need in just three clicks!

eDiscovery Made Easy for Microsoft 365

Leverage powerful searches across your entire Office 365 environment to locate the specific items you need to recover or export.

Quickly Meet Compliance Requests

Easily search and retrieve Office 365 documents so you can meet regulatory or legal requests for your organization in a timely manner.

Scalability Built to Protect the Enterprise

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 architecture can support deployments for the largest enterprises in the market.

Built-in Security Features

Leverage backup copies with immutability, multi-factor authentication and encryption for Office 365 data that’s at-rest in object storage.

Advanced Monitoring and Reporting

Monitor Office 365 backup and storage resources, receive alerts to address issues and leverage reports to ensure you can meet your RPOs.

Hybrid Support for Office 365 Backups

Streamline data protection with support for your hybrid Office 365 and on-premises Exchange and SharePoint environments.

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7

Immutability. Monitoring. Self-service Enhancements.

Store immutable backup copies on any object storage

Advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities

Increased tenant control when leveraging BaaS

HOW IT WORKS

Deploy and Store Data Wherever You Choose

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 consists of three components. The backup server used for central configuration, the backup proxy in charge of data transfer and the backup repository where data is stored. This setup provides you with the freedom you need to deploy and store data wherever you choose, either on-premises or in the cloud.

Reliable Backups

When creating backup jobs for Microsoft 365 data, you have the flexibility to tailor them to your exact data protection needs.

  • Choose to back up either your entire organization or select individual objects you want to either back up or exclude.
  • Flexible scheduling allows your Office 365 backups to run when you want, as often as you want.

Powerful eDiscovery

Leverage granular filters and indexing for fast searches within your Microsoft 365 backup data and locate the exact dataset you need to recover.

  • Browse through the entire backup’s content with the option to explore the latest available state or point in time.
  • Use advanced searches to perform sophisticated eDiscovery through different criteria based on your data.

Fast Recovery

Veeam Explorers allow you to quickly restore Microsoft 365 data from a Veeam backup, with over 50 different ways to recover the data.

  • The restore wizard allows you to easily select the file to restore with either modern or basic authentication. 
  • Recover data to the original location or new location. You can also restore prior versions, missing/changed items, save, send or export.

As-a-Service and Self-managed Options

You can deploy Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 however your business requires, whether you want an as-a-service model or to manage it on your own.

  • A Veeam Cloud and Service Provider partner will configure your backup environment (servers, repositories, backups) and enable self-service options as needed.
  • Deploy on-premises and store backups on local storage, or deploy directly as a virtual machine/instance in the Azure Marketplace and AWS Marketplace, or to IBM cloud.
Pricing and packaging

Easy Office 365 Backup Pricing Plans

Veeam keeps it simple with a license structure that aligns with your Office 365 consumption.

Community Edition

10 users only

FREE

limited support

 

Software only

1-to-5 year plans

$1.80 USDMSRP

per month

Managed Services

Backup as a Service

BaaS for Microsoft 365

delivered by Veeam partners

 

*Purchasing this product online is limited to 250 users.
All licenses include support for Exchange Online, Exchange On-Premises, SharePoint Online, SharePoint On-Premises, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.
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#1 Microsoft 365 Backup Guide by Veeam

A technical guide that explores infrastructure components and how to use Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365.

ESG Technical Review of Veeam

ESG's technical review helps organizations understand how they can achieve agile Microsoft 365 data protection with Veeam.

7 Critical Reasons for Microsoft 365 Backup

A five-minute, easy-to-read special report on reasons to protect your Microsoft 365 data.

Microsoft 365 Backup for Dummies

The most comprehensive guide for protecting Microsoft 365 data.

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FAQs for Office 365 Backup

Does Microsoft 365 back up my data?
It’s a common misconception to think that Microsoft backs up your Microsoft 365 (Office 365) data. In reality, while Microsoft provides great resiliency and built-in tools for compliance, they do not provide a comprehensive backup. Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility Model states that organizations are still responsible for their own data. For more information on how the Shared Responsibility Model works, you can read this blog.
How can you back up your Office 365 data?
To back up Office 365 data, it is recommended that you use a third-party backup provider or service. An Office 365 backup vendor will generally be able to provide simple processes to create backups and provide enough scheduling flexibility to meet any RPOs or RTOs. Backup vendors are also able to provide fast and granular data recovery that comes with advanced search capabilities so administrators can quickly find items to meet their legal and compliance needs.
How do you back up Microsoft Teams data?
To back up Microsoft Teams, it’s important to understand how Teams works on the back end. Teams is not a self-contained application, which means it acts as abstraction layer that brings data together from other applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. It’s important to back up your data from these other sources, but it’s equally important to back up configurations as well (i.e., settings, members and team structure). For this purpose, you should leverage a third-party backup provider armed with the latest Microsoft APIs to ensure that you can back up not only the data from key sources but the metadata and configurations for comprehensive data protection and efficient recovery.
Where should I store my Office 365 backup?
The storage choices are endless for where you could store your Microsoft 365 backup, however it is an important strategy to think through. Whatever your decision is, the backup vendor you choose should be able to support backing up to on-premises, to hyperscale clouds like AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud or to managed service providers. Few vendors support all these storage options, but Veeam Software does.
How often should I backup Microsoft 365 data?
You should be able to backup Microsoft 365 data as often as your business requires. Determine your recovery point objective (the maximum amount of data which can be lost following recovery) as well as your recovery time objectives (the amount of time it takes to get systems back up and running). Once you determine your RTOs and RPOs you will be able to better align your strategies to a backup vendor which can deliver upon them. Not only can Veeam Sofware backup data every five minutes, but you can tier your backups to have different backup frequencies across different departments.
What is the retention policy in Microsoft 365?

Retention for deleted Office 365 data can vary by the application. For instance, an Exchange Online mailbox keeps deleted items for 14 days by default, but this setting can be changed up to a max of 30 days. When using the SharePoint Online application within a browser, items deleted are retained in the Recycle Bin for 93 days from the time of deletion.

It’s worth noting that retention policies can take time to set up correctly and data loss can and does occur, due to human error during retention policy configuration. So, it’s vital to have a backup of Microsoft 365 data as an insurance policy. 

How many Microsoft 365 users should I backup?
All of them! Every users in your organization generates data every day, and most, if not all of that Microsoft 365 data will have some value and your organization will suffer if it is lost. It would be a mistake to not protect all of your organization’s data. No matter how large your organization is, Veeam is built to protect Microsoft 365 data at scale.
What counts as a user in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365?

To calculate the number of licenses you need for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, count the number of users within your Microsoft 365 subscription. You do not need to count the same user more than once across multiple Microsoft 365 services (e.g., the same Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business user = one Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 user).

Here are additional details for each Microsoft 365 service:

  • Exchange Online or Exchange On-Premises: A user mailbox can be a personal mailbox, an online archive mailbox or both; you only need one license for that user. Please note that shared and resource mailboxes do not need to be licensed and can be backed up FREE of charge.

  • OneDrive for Business: OneDrive for Business user licenses are automatically aligned with their matching email accounts. This means you cannot use the same license to back up one user’s email and another user’s OneDrive for Business account. Please note that OneDrive (without “for Business”) is a separate storage service and is not supported by this solution.

  • SharePoint Online or SharePoint On-Premises: Each SharePoint user inside your Microsoft 365 subscription (or on-premises deployment) that has been granted access to the SharePoint sites you are looking to protect needs to be licensed to back up and protect your organization’s SharePoint environment. If you have a hybrid SharePoint deployment (i.e., SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online) and the same user has access to both, only one Veeam license is needed for that user. Please note that external SharePoint users do not need to be licensed. An external SharePoint user is someone from outside your Microsoft 365 subscription to whom you have given access to one or more sites, files or folders. External authenticated users are limited to basic collaboration tasks and external anonymous users can edit or view specific documents when given specific permissions. 

  • Microsoft Teams: When protecting a team with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, you must have a license for each user that is an active team member and who has a paid Teams license in Microsoft 365

Can I restore individual files or folders from an Office 365 backup?
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 allows you to perform 50+ different restores including granular and bulk options, so that you can recover your Microsoft 365 data your business requirements. 
How can I ensure my Office 365 backup is secure?
You can ensure that Microsoft 365 data is secure by making sure that you can leverage immutability, data encryption and MFA with your backup provider of choice. 
What types of data can be backed up with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 backup?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 protects your critical Office 365 applications, including Exchange online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams. It also allows you to backup Exchange on-premises and SharePoint on-premises.  
Can I try Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 before purchasing it?
Yes, Veeam offers a 30-day FREE trial of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, and even after the trial is over you are still able to protect 10 users for FREE. You can also try our Hands-On Lab, allowing you to try the product with a completely web-based experience without having to add any of your own resources.
How does Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 compare to other backup solutions?
Veeam is the most trusted name in backup and the leader in Microsoft 365 backup, protecting 16M+ users worldwide. Compared to other backup vendors, Veeam is known for providing ultimate backup flexibility, the broadest recovery options and provides complete infrastructure freedom. 
Can Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 be used as a standalone product or does it require other Veeam products?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is a standalone solution but works with many other Veeam products. These include Veeam Explorers allowing for fast search and recovery capabilities as well as Veeam ONE for advanced monitoring and reporting.
Can I use Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 for hybrid deployments between Exchange or SharePoint On-Premises and Office 365?
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is built to seamlessly protect across hybrid Exchange or SharePoint On-premises and Office 365.
Is there a free version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365?
Yes, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Community Edition is free up to 10 users, 10 teams and 1 TB of SharePoint data.

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