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 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.
Once the program is connected to Office 365, you can easily select, which mailboxes to include or exclude from the scope of the backup job.
When configuring the Exchange backup job, you can also select Office 365 group mailboxes and SharePoint site mailboxes that you want to back up.
With CodeTwo Backup for Office 365, you can also back up public folders data to a local drive. Select which public folders you want to back up and whether to include subfolders.
CodeTwo Backup for Office 365 uses local hard drives to store backed Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business data. Therefore, the backup copies can be accessed even in offline mode.
If disk space is a concern for you, you can configure a retention policy. Older Exchange item versions can be deleted from the storage based on their age and type. You can also apply retention to special mailbox folders, such as Deleted Items or Drafts.
SharePoint retention policy allows you to control the number of backed-up item versions as well as backed-up SharePoint versions of library items. Items deleted from the server can be also automatically deleted from the storage.
With a retention scheduler you can set a frequency with which the retention policy is executed by the program.
Each storage location can be protected with a password. If you set a password, then you will need to provide it to see the contents of the backed-up data.
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 on the Jobs tab.
Every backup copy can be easily browsed in search of a particular item or folder. If any changes were made to the items between backup cycles, these items will be backed up again and made available as separate versions.
On the Backups tab, you can switch the view to SharePoint backups. Then, you can easily browse the backed-up data of SharePoint and OneDrive for Business sites.
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.
The program also lets you create a restore job for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business data to move them to another SharePoint sites, even in a different Office 365 tenant.
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 target SharePoint and OneDrive for Business sites. Use the Map and Automap buttons to match the permission levels manually or let the program do it automatically.
Storages containing your backups can be archived automatically through archive jobs. 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 Exchange data to PST files. The process can be fully automated and combined with retention policies to keep your data archived for as long as you need.