If you are a Veeam customer, I am sure that you have heard this feature. Although Microsoft offers DAG (Data Availability Group) running at the background, that doesn’t mean that you can restore any item deleted for a long time ago. You must be very careful about retention policies and Tag in Office 365. by Default, 30 days policy applies to every mailbox. Which means, if a user deletes an item, it will disappear very soon if you didn’t configure Retention Policies.
Specially in Australia, Legislation indicates that you must keep items 7 years. So, you have some option. I do prefer Litigation hold all the time. However, company rules may be different and reality many customers prefer 3rd party solutions.
here is a on premise solutions. Veeam has announced a new products for Office 365. it is easy to setup and configure.
This is the architecture of it:
You need to download the below file from your account
- Veeam.Backup365.exe (3280 KB)
Simple, Next, Next, Next will do the installation.
To start the configuration, click on the menu icon at the top left corner and then choose Options: and then define a location of backup repository, retention policy.
Next step is to add Organization which is your office 365 tenant.
Start by clicking the Add Organization window, or click the Add Org icon and then type Global Admin credentials.
Veeam will configure and enable the necessary PowerShell commands and the Office 365 configurations for you:
Now it is time to create a backup. Right click the Organization name or click on the Backup icon:
At the prompt, provide a Backup job name, then choose the account to be backed up. You can also choose either to back up all mailboxes, or only selected ones:
and schedule the job. After the configuration, Veeam will take care of everything.
Any question, please let us know