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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.2.3 - User Guide

Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 User Guide
Administrator Architect Backup
Interface Overview Common Functions
Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper Backup Creating a Full Backup Creating an Update Backup Creating an Exchange Online Mailbox Backup Creating an Office 365 Group Backup Creating a OneDrive for Business Backup Backup Resume Backup Search Restore from Backup Scheduling Backup Jobs Import/Export Backup Archives Moving the Backup Location Backup Project Conversion
Interface Overview Common Functions
Connecting to Drives Copy Google Drives to OneDrive for Business Copy Google Drive to an Office 365 Group Copy Google Drive to Microsoft Teams Copy File Shares to OneDrive for Business Copy File Shares to SharePoint Online Copy File Shares to an Office 365 Group Copy File Share to Microsoft Teams Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy OneDrive for Business to OneDrive for Business Copy Box to OneDrive for Business Copy Box to SharePoint Online Copy Box to an Office 365 Group Copy Box to Microsoft Teams Copy Dropbox Business to OneDrive for Business Copy Dropbox to an Office 365 Group Copy Dropbox to Microsoft Teams OneDrive Management Progress Tab Hyper Migration Path Length Overflow
File Manager Informant Migrator
Interface Common Functions
Connect to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Copy Sites Live Compare Copy Lists and Libraries Copy, Move, and Tag SharePoint Content Copy Alerts Pre-Migration Analysis Azure Turbo Mode In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental Copy Nintex Workflow Migration Orphaned Users Copy Preserving Content Authorship and Approve/Reject Statuses Reprocess Failed Items Save Site to XML Using Scripts and Integration With Windows Task Scheduler
Profile and Global Variables Public Folders for SharePoint Reporting and Re-Mapping Users and Templates Security Manager Term Store Manager Scripts Wizards Appendix

Backup Project for File Share/Network and Cloud Storages

This section provides an overview of the organization of Hyper Backups withing your explorer when you use local drives or network drives as your backup storage.


The Backup project itself will have a name starting with the prefix 'HBACKUP', for example 'HBACKUP-SPOSite'.
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Your Backup project folder will contain 3 sub-folders and 1 .project file.
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Folder Contents

Database folder

This folder contains Databases with information about all the backup files, items, metadata, structure, permissions etc. Saving backup info in the database folder gives you the ability to use all the advantages of storing and searching inside of the database for fast and flexible work with backup.


DATAstore folder

All backup content is located in this directory location.  All files have non-original names and can not be opened without the Essentials tool. This feature provides extra security for your backup projects.
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METAstore folder

Hyper Backup stores all of your content’s metadata, such as permissions, core properties, files metadata, columns etc., in this location
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.project file

This file provides the tool required in order to read the backups, with information about the hyper backup project.


Requirements for Storage

Essentials uses the Apache Derby Database when creating a backup on File System Storage. It’s an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java. No extra tools or services are required to be installed. (


For Azure Storage, Essentials uses the Table Storage Service - a NoSQL key-value store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasets. In order for this to work, you must have the Table Storage Service. (


For Amazon S3 storage, Essentials requires you to have the Amazon DynamoDB service. Amazon DynamoDB is a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale.



If you use Amazon S3 storage with Custom End points in Essentials with Amazon DynamoDBLocal service, then you do not require an amazon DynamoDB. This is because the DynamoDB databases are placed locally on the file system and synchronize with backup project located on Amazon S3 storage. (






Hyper Backup Tab

Hyper Backup Tab

Hyper Backup Tab is where all hyper backups jobs are saved and displayed.

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Column Title



Indicates whether the migration was successful.

A green check-mark indicates a successful migration.

A white pause icon indicates that the migration was paused or not finished because of windows crash

A red pause icon indicated that backup job is finished but some of the items failed to backup .

Hyper Backup Type

Indicates the type of backup that was used.


Indicates when the migration was started for each user.

Source User

Indicates the source user, SPO path or Backup snapshot  

Target User

Indicates the source user, SPO path or Backup snapshot  

Summary Record

Is a summary of the content that was migrated - this includes the successful, warning, and failed states for migrated content, as well as size and duration information


Indicates the time spent on the backup or restore


Update Password for Hyper Backup

The Update Credentials functionality will allow users to set a new password for their Hyper Backup projects.

The Update Credentials option is accessible from the right click menu when hovering over a backup project. This option will give you the ability to update encrypted (DES algorithm) passwords and users stored in the config file.
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NOTE: check connection is not supported at the Update Credentials point, and if you make an error in username or password when a new backup update or restore is performed, it will fail with an unauthorized error.

Selecting the Update Credentials option from the right click menu will then open the Update Password screen. Enter the username, a new password, and then confirm the new password.

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NOTE: If the hyper backup project was originally created via a Claims connection, the Update Credentials options could be available, and users can use this option to set a direct connection specified user and password.

Selecting the Update Credentials option from the backup tab, will update the password for all projects in the backup navigator where the provided user is found. This option allows clients to update certain user passwords for all projects where this password was used, rather than having to do it one by one.
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