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If you wish to connect directly to your on-premises Farm (SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013), follow these steps:
1.Start by selecting the SharePoint option under the Connect To tab in the Ribbon.
2.A window similar to the one shown below will be generated. In the Name field, enter a folder name. In the Type field, select On-Premises Farm (Central Administration required) as your Type. You have the following options when completing the URL portion of this screen, continue to step 5 if you know the URL of your Central Admin site. If you choose to use the Discover Site Collections button, then continue to step 3.
3.If you do not know the URL but have access to Central Administrator for your SharePoint Farm, you can view and select from a listing of all available site collections by pressing the Discover Site Collections button. In the presented window enter the URL for Central Administrator portal (and if necessary the credentials, using Claims if your account requires it) and click Connect. Once you are successfully Connected to Central Admin URL, select the appropriate Site Collection and Click Next to continue.
4.Select the Site Collection which you wish to connect to, and click Ok.
4.Click Finish to connect to the specified SharePoint Site or Site Collection.
5.The operation will start to run, connecting to the SharePoint Site or Site Collections which you specified. You will be notified once it has completed, click Ok.
6.This connection is now available in the Navigator Pane.
If you wish to connect to one drive, then follow these steps:
1.Start by selecting the Office 365 option in the Connect To section in the ribbon.
2.A window similar to the one shown below will be generated. In the Name field, enter a folder name. In the Type field, Office 365 Tenant (Tenant Administration Required) is automatically selected as the Type of connection you will be making. Enter the URL of your Office 365 tenant.
3.You have the following two additional options on this screen:
oLoad Entire Sub-Site Structure - Will load the entire sub-site hierarchy below the current site. To expedite the loading process, no additional objects will be loaded into the sub-site. You may double-click on any sub-site to load its objects individually.
oLoad Entire Sub-Site Structure and Objects - Will load the entire sub-site hierarchy below the current site along with all their objects.
4.Click Finish. The Essentials software will automatically detect the SharePoint authentication mechanism and your client environment. Depending on your configuration, you may be connected automatically or prompted for your credentials. Here are some of the possible scenarios:
·Option 1: If your SharePoint environment is using Integrated Windows Authentication and you are accessing this environment from a computer that is logged into the same domain, then no user/password information is necessary. Press the Next button and you will automatically log in using the credentials of the currently logged in user.
·Option 2: If your SharePoint environment is using Integrated Windows Authentication and you are accessing this environment from a computer that is NOT logged into the same domain then enter your user name, password and Domain in the provided fields and click Next.
·Option 3: If your SharePoint environment is using Form Based Authentication then enter your user name, password and Domain in the provided fields and click Next.
·Option 4: If your SharePoint environment is using Kerberos Authentication please refer to our FAQ area. Detailed configuration instructions are available there.
·Option 5: If your SharePoint environment is Hosted, such as (Office 365, BPOS, FPWeb, etc.) you should be able to connect by entering your user account and password, no differently than any other SharePoint environment.
·Option 6: Password Manager can store account credentials in protected storage to connect to SharePoint. For more information on setting up Password Manager, please refer to our FAQ area.
·The domain name may also be entered as a part of the user field in either the domain user or the user@domain syntax.
·If you have Digest Authentication enabled, please disable it. It can interfere with the tools ability to connect to SharePoint using Windows Authentication.
A window requesting a user, password, and domain will pop up. Provide the requested information and click Connect. If your account requires Claims Based Authentication, click the Claims button.
4.The Select Web Application window will appear, select the web applications you wish to connect to. Click Ok.
5.The Select SPO sites, Select Sites with Groups, and/or Select OneDrive sites windows will appear, depending on the web application names you chose (if you selected more than one, they will appear in succession), select the accounts you would like to connect to for each. Click Ok.
6.The operation will start to run, connecting to the accounts you specified. You will be notified once it has completed, click Ok.
7.This connection is now available in the Navigator Pane. Here you can see the differentiation between Classic Team sites and Modern team sites, as well as an indication of what the site's template is (ex Group#0, Blog#0, etc. )
In order to connect to your Amazon S3 or Azure cloud storage locations, you need to do the following:
a.Under the Backup tab, in the backup section, click the "To Cloud Storage" option in order to create a new backup to Cloud Storage.
b.Once the Backup Properties window pops up, give your backup a name. Select the Service type - the selection you make here will determine what other connection information is required of you.
SharePoint Site - if you select this as your service type, you will be asked to input the Source URL for your SharePoint Site.
OneDrive for Business - if you select this as your service type, you will be asked to input an admin username for your OneDrive for Business account, followed by clicking the Connect button.
Enter the password for the OneDrive admin account and click Connect.
Once you are successfully connected, you can select which objects you would like to backup.
Office 365 Group - if you select this as your service type you will be asked to input an admin username for your Office 365 account, followed by clicking the Connect button.
Enter the password for the Office 365 admin account and click Connect.
Once you are successfully connected, you can select which object you would like to backup.
3.Under the Configuration options, expand the "Save Backup To Location" section. Select Cloud Storage as your location option and then click the Ellipses button directly to the right of the location field.
4.Select your Cloud Storage Provider (Amazon S3 or Azure) and click the ellipsis button at the end of the location field to continue.
1.Enter your Azure Storage account name and click the Connect button.
2.You will be prompted for your Azure Storage primary key, enter your key and click Connect.
3.Once the connection is successfully established, the list of containers will display on the left side of the view. Select the container in which you wish to store the backups and its current list of available folders will appear on the right. Select the folder in which you wish to store the backups or click Create Folder to create a new folder. When finished, click OK to continue.
4.Confirm that the path displayed in the Location field is correct and then click OK to continue.
5.You will now be returned to the initial backup configuration. The "Save To Location" field will now be populated and you have another opportunity to modify the current settings or click Finish to begin the backup.