Backup SharePoint Online with CodeTwo Backup for Office 365

New article about CodeTwo Backup for Office 365. Today I wanna show you how to protect SharePoint Online. For who didn’t know the product, CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 lets you perform full or incremental backups of selected Office 365 mailboxes and public folders, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business sites, as well as Teams data. These are the key features:

  • Back up Office 365 mailboxes
  • Back up Office 365 public folders
  • Back up SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business
  • Back up Teams data
  • Migrate SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business
  • Continuous incremental backup
  • Mailbox and public folders data safety
  • Cloud backup and storage on VM
  • Backup on demand or schedule automatic backups
  • Central management
  • Unlimited data retention and full control
  • Exporting to PST and automatic archiving
  • Brick-level backup
  • Granular recovery
  • Browse versions, search for items
  • Restore even to other mailboxes or Office 365 plans
  • Support for all item types
  • Deploy on a physical or virtual machine
  • No impact on users
  • Compliance with legal requirements

The setup steps can be found in this previous article:

Protection Plan

Insert a job name, figure 1, and go ahead. The name should follow a naming convention in case your plan is to create different jobs with different scopes and retentions.

Figure 1 – New SharePoint Plan

The continuity gives you the possibility to select the backup cycle (one shot or continuous). If you decide to run a continuous cycle, select a good timing delay to avoid overload or override between jobs. The job continuity walks side-by-side with Activity Periods, the schedule time on when the job must be executed.

Figure 2 – Job Cycle

If you run this wizard for the first time, is necessary create also a new Server Connection to configure your cloud environment. CodeTwo supports Office 365 and SharePoint Server On-Premises as well and this is a great news because we are able to manage hybrid scenarios without buy two products. Insert the SharePoint URL name (ex. Contoso) and go ahead.

Figure 3 – SharePoint URL

Another important feature is the full support to App Password, instead the classic one, so if you decided to protect the admin account with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) the CodeTwo Backup usage is not compromised.

Figure 4 – Credentials Settings

Validate the configuration, figure 5, and close the wizard.

Figure 5 – Validation

CodeTwo for Office 365 supports SharePoint sites, OneDrive sites – figure 6 – and Teams sites….full protection of all environments, with the possibility to exclude a single or many objects from protection.

Figure 6 – OneDrive Protection

If case you have not created the storage account, run the wizard – figure 7. As I said in my previous article, you can use the same repository for Exchange and SharePoint but this means use the same retention policy.

Figure 7 – New Storage

Close the wizard and wait the execution timing (depends by your ISP connection and the numbers of items that you must protect). From the dashboard we can see the progression and job status.

Figure 8 – Job Summary


Restore data is very easy and can be done in few clicks. From the Backups area, select the target source, the folder and run the recovery wizard.

Figure 10 – Backup Area

There’s a big granularity about restoring because there’s possible recovery a single item, a folder, a site or library. Not bad the possibility to restore a file into another a different location from original (OneDrive site or Teams) with option to keep ACL permission and create a copy to avoid override.

Figure 11 – Restore Item


CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 is a great solution that allows every companies to protect their cloud data easily. The clear console shows job status and allows to restore our files, OneDrive/SharePoint sites or Teams without spend too much time.

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