If you are using office 365 as a small company, as I am using it, you might think that all your data gets backed up by Microsoft, but the fact is, it doesnt!
The good news if you are a Synology owner and are reading this post is that you can do just that for FREE if you need less than 10 licenses.
Great isnt it?
Ok, let’s get started on how to do this.
Install the package
So, the first thing you need to do is to install the package: Active Backup for Office365
Create a shared folder where your backup will be stored
Before you start creating your backup, you need a shared folder to store it.
Create that first:
Now, lets create a backup task
Ok, now that it is installed, first find the package in the:
- Click on Active backup for office 365
As soon as you open the package, Synology will prompt you to create a task:
Choose the office 365 version you have and when you click next, it will prompt you to authenticate yourself at Microsoft. Use your office 365 credentials and accept.
Now lets configure the settings of the backup:
- Give the task a name
- Select the folder you created on the first step
- Select wich users to back up (remember you have 10 licenses for free)
- Select if you want your users to access the backup
- Click next
Now you need to decide how often the backup will occur and the retention:
- Continuous backup will backup your office365 as it changes
- it will retain all versions
- Click next
and apply on the summary window.
The Synology will now start processing the backup:
Do you need more licenses?
Here you can get an overview of the licenses, and also buy and renew!
How can you manage new users added to your office365 suite?
- Task List
- Select a task
- Click edit
On the tab “users” you will be able to update the user list and assign new users to the backup.
What are all those icons?
If you see a warning icon as I do:
Regarding the definition of each task status, below you can find detailed information:
- Error: If the data of a task fails to be backed up or restored, the task status will be shown as Error.
- Warning: If the data of a task is successfully backed up or restored, but the corresponding metadata fails to go through the execution, the task status will be shown as Warning (only applicable to Drive tasks).
- Successful: If both the data and metadata of a task are successfully backed up or restored, the task status will be shown as Successful
We are almost there, but let me cover the last thing….
You can read more about it here: https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/help/ActiveBackup-Office365/activebackup_office365
Accident happened! How do I recover the back up?
This is the reason why we are doing the backup right?
To recover elements, click on:
- Active backup for office365 portal
And there you have everything:
- Select your user
- and task
and the backup is there for you to restore.
You can read more about it here: https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/help/ActiveBackup-Office365/activebackup_office365portal
Thanks Synology for another amazing feature!!