Most of us don’t think about backing up our Email, OneDrive files or SharePoint data residing in Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud. Microsoft takes care of that… or do they?
Do You Back Up Your Office 365 Data? – Part One
Let’s talk first about Email.
While Microsoft does a great job in providing a secure and redundant infrastructure to host Office 365 data, they cannot help with the most common cause of data loss in Office 365: human error. With a couple of keystrokes, a critical document can be wiped out forever.
Here’s how it works: When you delete an email, it goes into your “Deleted Items” folder and will stay there, as long as you leave it alone (unless you’ve set up a rule to automatically purge email older than a certain date). If you permanently delete email (shift-delete or delete from deleted items folder), it is retained by Microsoft for 14 days, after which it is non-recoverable. There is no backup of this data that you can retrieve after this point.
What are the implications?
Exchange Online contacts are stored within the Global Address List. There is no way to restore any one of them if they are deleted accidentally or intentionally.
Microsoft does not provide a mechanism within Office 365 to backup and restore calendars.
To ensure the security of your cloud data, it is imperative to have a secure and reliable third-party backup and restore solution. BSC Solutions Group is now offering an affordable solution which backs up your email, calendar, contacts, OneDrive for Business files & folders plus SharePoint. And… there’s no limit on retention times.
Contact BSC today for more details.
Watch for Part 2 of this blog to learn more about OneDrive for Business and SharePoint data protection.
November 09, 2016 9:47:57 PM