Veeam Backup for Office365


Recently I was invited to a bloggers early access webinar with Veeam to get some insight into the upcoming products and I have been holding of posting until the products were GA.  Veeams drive over the last few years has been impressive and there is some really good products coming out.

This post will cover Veeam Backup for Office 365.  See Veeam’s blog here.

Currently this only covers Exchange 365 but will be extended to other products in time.  It is a separate product from Veeam Backup and Replication and is licensed separately.   Currently if you are a Veeam standard customer you will get 1 year free subscription and if you are a Enterprise Plus customer you will get 2 years free subscription and it is licensed on a per user basis.

It is installed via a msi file that installs the UI and uses the Veeam Explorer for Exchange for restores.  All you need is a username and password to connect to Office 365, item level restores can be done or full mailbox restores.

The following screen grabs are from the webinar and illustrate the process.

The console looks like this.

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To run a restore simply select the job and choose from either a point in time or a full backup.

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Its worth pointing out at this point the backed up data is saved in a jet database format.

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Once you pick the point in time the explorer will display the mailbox.

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Select the mailbox and notice the restore options, very similar to an on-prem Exchange server.

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You can also export the full mailbox if required.

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To find out more register for a live webinar, Total control and protection of email data with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, on Tuesday, December 20.

 

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