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.
To be able to do any backup, restore or archive jobs, you need to connect the program to Office 365 server.
Once the program is connect 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 SharePoint site mailboxes that you want to back up.
With CodeTwo Backup for Office 365, you can back up public folders data to 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 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.
Each storage location can be protected with a password. If you set the password, then you will need to provide it to see the content 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 in the Jobs tab.
Every backup copy can be easily browsed in search of a particular item or folder. If the changes were made to the items, they will be available as separate versions.
In 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 the target teams 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 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.