In a previous topic, I shown how to configure Veeam Backup for Office 365 to backup an O365 tenant. In the latest release, you can backup and restore Exchange Online, Sharepoint, Onedrive and Teams. In this topic, I would like to share with you how to restore Office 365 data from Veeam Backup for Office 365.

P.S: You have to install explorer console provided with Veeam Backup for O365 in your server to be able to follow this topic.

Restore Exchange Online data

To restore Exchange data, right click on the backup job and select explore Exchange point-in-time state.

Explore Exchange point-in-time state

Then select the restore point. You can also show items that have been deleted by users and all versions of items that have been modified by users.

Select the restore point

Then the Veeam explorer console for Exchange Online is opened. From this console you can parse users and restore mails, caladendar and contacts.

Veeam explorer console

You can restore entirely a mailbox if you wish or item per item.

Restore entirely a mailbox

Restore entirely a mailbox

You can restore directly to the Exchange Online mailbox, in a PST file, in msg file or you can send the item to user. I choose to restore in the mailbox.

Restore directly to the Exchange Online mailbox

Next logon to Office 365 and then click on restore.

Logon to Office 365

Once the item is restored, you should get the following window:

Restore summary

Restore Onedrive data

Onedrive has its own explorer console. To open it, right click on the backup job and select Explore OneDrive point-in-time state.

Explore OneDrive point-in-time state

As the other explorer consoles, you can select the restore point.

Select the restore point

Once the explorer console is opened, you can parse user’s OneDrive. You can restore an entire Onedrive or just item per item.

Parse user’s OneDrive

For both options, you can overwrite data or keep the original data.

Restore OneDrive

Overwrite data or keep the original data

Restore Sharepoint data

Sharepoint has its own explorer console. To open it, right click on the backup job and select Explore Sharepoint point-in-time state.

Explore Sharepoint point-in-time state

Next, select the restore point.

Specify point in time

Then the explorer console for Sharepoint is opened. From this console you can restore a site, a folder or a document.

Explorer console for Sharepoint

You can restore a site, a folder or a document

Restore Microsoft Teams data

In the latest version of Veeam Backup for O365 you can backup and restore Microsoft Teams item. A new explorer console is available for Teams. To open the Teams explorer, right click on the backup job and select Explorer Teams point-in-service state.

Explorer Teams point-in-service state

As the other explorer console, you can select the restore point.

Select the restore point

From this console, you can restore an entire team or restore conversation or files.

Restore an entire team or restore conversation or files

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Conclusion

Veeam Backup for O365 has a user-friendly interface that looks like Veeam Backup & Replication. So, if you are using Veeam Backup & Replication, it will be easy to use Veeam Backup for O365 also. The latest version brings support for Microsoft Teams that is very nice.

The cost for a user is 1,30$ (public price) per month. You have to add the cost of the backup infrastructure and divide by the number of users to get the price of the backup for a single user and compare to SaaS competitor on the market. But usually, Veeam Backup for O365 is well placed.

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Romain Serre
Romain Serre
Senior consultant at Exakis
Romain Serre works in Lyon as a Senior Consultant. He is focused on Microsoft Technology, especially on Hyper-V, System Center, Storage, networking and Cloud OS technology as Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack. He is a MVP and he is certified Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE Server Infrastructure & Private Cloud), on Hyper-V and on Microsoft Azure (Implementing a Microsoft Azure Solution).