Managing existing connections

All server connections defined in the program can be easily configured via the Manage server connections window.

To open this window, go the Dashboard tab of the Administration Panel and click the Manage (Backup - Icon.) button in the upper-right corner of the Defined server connections card (Fig. 1.).

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Fig. 1. Opening the server connections management window.

The Manage server connections window allows you to create new connections, edit any previously defined connections or delete them, if necessary (Fig. 2.). After you apply any changes to server connections, remember to save them by clicking OK.

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Fig. 2. The Manage server connections window.

Server connections are edited the same way as they were created. Click the links below to find out how to edit a connection to:

The existing connections can be edited anytime, even if they are used by active jobs. This does not affect any active jobs because each running job keeps a copy of the previously defined server connection. This mechanism ensures that jobs are not interrupted even if you change their current server connection settings. Changes applied to server connections will only impact a job when you restart it or, in the case of continuous backup jobs, when another backup cycle starts.


You cannot delete a server connection if it is used by any job. You first need to delete that job on the Jobs tab.

Obsolete connections

Since version 2.3.x, CodeTwo Backup uses Modern Authentication (OAuth 2.0) when connecting to Exchange Online (and partially to SharePoint Online). Office 365 connections configured in previous versions of the program only use legacy authentication protocols (such as Basic Authentication) and are marked as [obsolete] (Fig. 3.). They still work, but it is recommended to reconfigure them, so that they also use the Modern Authentication protocol. Otherwise, you will not be able to connect to your server after Basic Authentication is disabled for your tenant. Learn more

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Fig. 3. An obsolete connection to Exchange Online.

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