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 (and restores) of your data, you need to connect to the Exchange Server first.
Afterwards, you can either choose, which mailboxes the program has to back up, or which ones should exclude from the backup job.
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.
Users' mailbox 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 items from your storages depending on how you configure retention settings.
For each storage location, you can set up a password. If you set up the password, then you will need to provide it to see the content of 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's console.
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 search, preview and restore interface was modeled after MS Outlook. Notice the Version Picker located above the item preview (right-hand pane).
In the Backups tab, you can not only view the Exchange backups but also the SharePoint backups. Here you can easily browse and restore original sites and their versions.
Backed-up items, folders and mailboxes can be restored to their original location or a completely new location.
The program also lets you create a restore job for SharePoint data to move it to another SharePoint sites, even in a different organization.
When restoring SharePoint data, you can map users and groups between the source and the target team 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 teams 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.