Metalogix Backup supports the ability to create a backup of any single OneDrive for Business or all OneDrives across your Office 365 tenant (when licensed).
To create a backup for OneDrive for Business sites in your Office 365 tenant:
1.Press the "To Local Storage" or the "To Cloud Storage" button located in the ribbon. This will generate the Backup Properties screen.
2.Enter a project name for your Backup, this name will be displayed in the Backup Navigator.
3.Under the Connection section of the wizard, select "OneDrive for Business" as your Service type.
4.Enter your Global Administrator username and click the Connect button.
5.When prompted, enter your Global Administrator password and click Connect.
·To backup all OneDrive for Business sites you will need to enter your Office 365 Global Administrator login and password.
·If creating a backup of a Single OneDrive for Business Site, the account used to create the backup must already have at least Designer permissions to the OneDrive being backed up.
6.You can choose to "Include all OneDrive for Business Sites", which will create a backup of all of your OneDrive for Business Sites, or you can select to specify which OneDrive for Business sites you wish to backup by either loading a list from a CSV file (by clicking Load from CSV), or selecting from a list provided by clicking Select from Office 365.
7.Choose your desired Backup, Retention, and Location options (Note: a location must be specified in order to continue) and click Finish to begin. For more information about the Backup and Retention options available see the Creating a Full Backup section, for information on how to connect to Cloud storage, see the Connecting to Cloud Storage section.
If a backup operation does not finish in its entirety, then it is considered incomplete and will be marked in red as a failed job, or in white as a paused job.
If a backup is in this incomplete state, there are two options available.
First, you can select this backup project, right click and choose Resume, or click on the Resume button on the Hyper Backup tab toolbar. This will continue the backup process from the beginning of the mailbox or OneDrive for Business site that the previous attempt stopped on. When the resume operation is complete, the resulting snapshot will include all the objects as defined in the project configuration.
Second, you can choose not to run the Resume function for the current backup, leaving it to run as usual on the next update. This will mean that content from the previous incomplete backup will be missed and cannot be resumed at a later time.
In order to search for content within a backup project or a specific snapshot (Exchange Online backup search coming soon) two options are provided, Quick Search and Advanced Search.
To use either search mode first begin by selecting the location in the Backup Navigator for which to perform the search. This location may either be an entire backup project or a specific snapshot from within a project. Once this location is selected, enter the search value into the Quick Search entry field or select Advanced Search from the context menu.
Quick Search is located in the toolbar above the Backup Navigator (using the default layout) and provides a quick, easy method to locate a file based on its file name. Using Quick Search you can define the exact file name "Important Document - Do not delete", partial file name "Important Document" or use wildcards (*) "*Do not delete*".
Advanced Search is located by right clicking on a selected backup project and selecting Advanced Search.
Advanced Search offers additional metadata properties (names, dates) and conditions (before, after, contains, etc.) to more easily locate specific objects based on these advanced parameters.
The search results will appear in the Search Results tab, located in the same section as the Backup Navigator, where all occurrences of the objects will be presented as well as the location in which they were found.
There are a variety of ways to perform a restore of a backup, based on your specific needs. This section will review the various components of a backup which can be restored and the ways in which to do so.