The screenshots below will help you quickly see and understand how the program works. To get a wider view and see CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 in real action, simply download a free trial and test it in your environment.
The dashboard gives you an overview of the program's activity. It shows the progress of all backup, restore and archive jobs as well as notifications about potential problems.
CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 lets you create backup, restore and archive jobs. Job settings include data type selection, time filters, storage location, backup type, etc.
The program can perform continuous or one-time backup jobs. During a continuous backup, Office 365 mailbox data is backed up automatically in cycles.
The program also contains a built-in backup scheduler that lets you define periods in which a given job will be active.
While establishing a source server connection, the program asks you to log in with the Office 365 global admin's account. Once you're logged in, you can easily select which mailboxes to include or exclude from the scope of the backup.
CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 uses local hard drives to store backup copies of users' mailboxes. Therefore, the backup copies can be accessed even in offline mode.
If disk space is a concern, you can configure retention settings. Customizable aspects include age at which item versions are purged, types of items and folders to which the retention setting applies and the retention process start time.
Once you choose folders where the backup copies will be stored and configure all other storage settings, you can view a summary of storage properties in the program's window.
Once the backup jobs are defined, they can be easily monitored within the program. All necessary statistics are visible in the Jobs tab.
Every backup copy can be easily browsed in search of a particular item or folder. If changes were made to the items, they will be available as separate versions.
Once the desired item or folder is located in the backup copy, it can be easily restored. You can use the original location as the target, or restore the data somewhere else, e.g. to another user's mailbox.
Storages containing your backups can be set to archive them automatically. This way you can further secure your backup or make sure that data deleted by retention policies is not lost.
CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 also allows for archiving storages to PST files. The process can be fully automatized and compensates for the lack of a native Office 365 export to PST feature.