Take a look at the screenshots from CodeTwo Backup for Exchange to get a general idea of what the program looks like and how it works. For a more hands-on experience, we recommend downloading the free 30-day trial version (fully functional, no credit card required).
All CodeTwo Backup for Exchange's activity details - such as the progress of backup and restore jobs, good or bad news, etc. - can be viewed in the program's Dashboard.
Backup, restore and archive jobs are created using a wizard, in which you can select mailboxes, apply item age filters, specify the location of the storage, define the backup type, etc.
CodeTwo Backup for Exchange lets you perform two types of mailbox backups: one-time and continuous. The latter adds incremental data layers non-stop or in scheduled time slots.
The activity period scheduler lets you define daily, weekly, monthly and custom times when the program should perform backups.
To be able to perform backups of your data (or to restore it), you need to connect to your Exchange or SharePoint server first.
For an Exchange Backup job, you can either choose to back up specific mailboxes or select only those that should be excluded from the backup job. You can choose to back up archive mailboxes as well.
You can also include SharePoint site mailboxes or, if you are backing up Exchange Online, even Office 365 (Microsoft 365) group mailboxes.
CodeTwo Backup for Exchange allows you to back up public folders to local drive. Decide which public folders you want to back up and whether to back up subfolders as well.
When configuring a SharePoint backup job, you can select site collections that you want to back up from your on-premises SharePoint server.
Backed-up data is saved in databases located on your local drives. This allows offline access and potentially unlimited storage.
Data saved in your backups can be kept indefinitely. But CodeTwo Backup for Exchange can also automatically delete older mailbox and public folders items from your storages depending on how you configure retention settings.
The program has different retention settings available for backed-up SharePoint data – keep only the latest item versions in the storage or delete those that are no longer hosted on SharePoint.
Use the retention scheduler to configure how often the retention policy should be applied – daily or weekly.
You can set up a password for each storage you have. That way, only those who know it will be able to view the backed-up data.
After the location of a backup copy is selected and all storage settings are defined, CodeTwo Backup for Exchange displays all properties of the backup storage directly in the program.
On the Jobs tab, you can manage your backup, restore or archive jobs. Here you can also view real-time statistics regarding the job's activity.
The storage contents can be searched, previewed and restored. Your data is contained in a folder structure that resembles the one used in mailboxes and SharePoint sites.
On the Backups tab, you can view Exchange and SharePoint data backups in separate views. From here, you can also easily browse and restore both the most recently backed-up items as well as their older versions.
Backed-up emails, mailbox folders or entire mailboxes can be restored to their original location or a completely new location.
When restoring SharePoint data, you can map users and groups between the source and the target sites. Thanks to that the program knows how to restore permissions in the target location.
The program also lets you map permission levels between the source and the target SharePoint sites. Use the Map and Automap buttons to match the permission levels manually or let the program do it automatically.
Automatic archiving of backup storages can come in handy if you are using storage retention or if you just want to make sure your backup is 150% safe.
CodeTwo Backup for Exchange comes with an 'archive to PST' feature, letting you easily save backed up mailboxes to the popular file format.