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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.7 - User Guide

Copyright Tool Overview
General Tool Configuration Profile Manager Proxy Mode Azure Turbo and CSOM Creating User Mapping Creating User and Template Reports Support and Troubleshooting Activation Modes of Migration
Home Tab Migration Analysis Tab Migrator Tab
Interface Connect to Resources Copy Sites Live Compare Copy Lists and Libraries Copy, Move, and Tag SharePoint Content Copy Alerts In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental and Delta Copy Forms Migration Workflow Migration Save Site to XML
File Manager Tab Drives Tab
Interface Overview Migration Job Structure Connecting to Resources Copy Google Drive Copy File Share Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy Tenant Copy Box Copy Dropbox Nintex Deployment
Security Manager Tab Term Store Manager Tab Administrator Tab Backup Tab
Interface Overview Backup Job Structure Advanced Search Retention Policies Storage for Backup Import/Export Backup Archives Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper vs Classic Backup Setup Hyper SharePoint Online Backup Hyper OneDrive Backup Hyper Office 365 Groups Backup Smart Backup Classic SharePoint Online Backup Classic OneDrive Backup Classic Office365 Groups Backup Classic Mailbox Backup Change Properties for Backup Admin Management Scheduling Backup Jobs Backup Project Conversion
Help Tab View Tab Architect Tab Public Folders for SharePoint Tab Informant Tab Scripts Appendix About

Steps to Connect to Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

1.Enter your Amazon S3 Access Key and click the Connect button.  
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2.You will then be prompted for your Amazon S3 Secret Key, which you should enter and the click the second Connect button.
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3.Once the connection is successfully established, the list of buckets will display on the left side of the view.  Select the bucket 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.  Click OK to continue.
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4.Confirm that the path displayed in the Location field is correct and then click OK to continue.
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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.
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Hyper vs Classic Backup Setup

SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Office 365 Group Backups are automatically set to occur in Hyper mode. If you wish to create a backup for one of these tenants in Classic mode you must first turn off the hyper mode capability:

1.Navigate to the Help tab in the Essentials tool, and select Profile Manager.
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2.Under the Migration section of the profile manager, deselect the Hyper Backup option.
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3.When exiting the profile manager, be sure to confirm that you want your changes saved when asked by the pop-up.

4.Restart the Essentials tool for these changes to take effect.

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NOTE: Once you perform the restart, you will no longer be able to see the hyper backup jobs in the Backup Navigator pane, as hyper backup will be turned off.

Hyper SharePoint Online Backup

Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 Backup is a simple and easy to use backup tool that empowers administrators and power users to efficiently backup, archive, and restore their content from SharePoint, Office 365 SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business sites, and Exchange Online mailboxes (when licensed).  With Metalogix Backup, you can quickly retrieve individual items or entire sites.

·Site Backup: Backup and extract site collections, sites, lists and libraries, documents and versions, permissions, views, column groups, fields, terms, and content types in SharePoint or Office 365.

·OneDrive for Business Backup:  Backup and extract content, versions and SharePoint permissions from one or more users' OneDrive for Business Documents library within your Office 365 tenant.

·Exchange Online Mailbox Backup:  Backup and extract messages, folders, calendar events, tasks and more from one or more users' Exchange Online Mailboxes within your Office 365 tenant. This feature is automatically disabled and must be manually enabled.

·Cloud Storage: Backup and Restore to/from Azure and Amazon S3

·Extract: Extract legacy or orphaned content from SharePoint and Office 365 to a file system based on specific search and filter criteria of your choice.

·Restore: Restore content to existing SharePoint or Office 365 site collections, sites, list and libraries, and folders without rolling back the entire SharePoint farm. (Cannot be used for Migration.  Choose Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 migration for the best results)

·Ensure High Availability: Access critical content and ensure continuous 24x7 business operations in Office 365 and other hosted environments in the event of a service interruption through local backups.

·Rapid Item Level Restore: Granularly restore selected SharePoint items from the local backup copy with the option to include metadata, versions, and authorship properties.

·Schedule Backups: Use Windows scheduler to run full or incremental backups from PowerShell or the command line as a part of larger batch jobs.

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NOTE: As with any Backup solution, it is strongly recommended that you thoroughly test the solution in a non-production environment prior to running any operations against your production data. Make note of all backed up and restored objects, their behavior, the process itself, scheduled operations as well as the results. If at any time you have additional questions about objects and functionality, please open a ticket with support for additional information.

Creating SharePoint Online Hyper Backup

The following is an overview on how to create a Full  Backup.

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NOTE:

·It is recommended that the Metalogix application is installed under an account that has Local Administrator rights.

·It is recommended that the computer hosting the Metalogix application is not configured to Restart with Updates or go into Sleep Mode. Both options may interrupt running backups.

·As with any Backup solution, it is strongly recommended that you thoroughly test the solution in a non-production environment prior to running any operations against your production data. Make note of all backed up and restored objects, their behavior, the process itself, scheduled operations as well as the results. If at any time you have additional questions about objects and functionality, please open a ticket with support for additional information.

1.Go to the Backup Tab in the Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 menu.
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2.From the Navigator pane select the Site Collection, site or sub-site that you would like to backup.  Selecting the site from the Navigator pane prior to running the backup is optional, but this process will auto-populate the URL into the configuration wizard.  Alternatively, you can skip to the next step and manually enter the SharePoint site URL into the appropriate field within the wizard.
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3.In the Ribbon select the To Local Storage or the To Cloud Storage button. The Wizard will open to begin the configuration of your backup job.

§The To Local Storage option will save the backup project to a local or shared path within your network.  Local Read/Write permissions will be required for the location selected.

§The To Cloud Storage option will save the backup project to your cloud storage account in either Amazon S3 or Azure Containers.  Your account and key will be required.  For more information about the Cloud Storage options, please see Connecting to Cloud Storage.
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4.In the backup wizard enter a name for your backup project and select which Service you wish to configure.  The following example will be using a SharePoint Online site collection for backup, however the configuration options for OneDrive for Business and Exchange Online can be found in the respective locations: Creating an Exchange Online Mailbox Backup, Creating an Office 365 Group Backup, and Creating a OneDrive for Business Backup
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5.SharePoint site backups can be configured with the following options:
 
Backup Options
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Include Sub-sites - this option will include all sub-sites (including their user created lists and content) of the parent site as defined in the project's previous Site URL field.  

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NOTE:

·Hidden lists, system lists (i.e. Galleries, Workflow History, User Information List and others not visible in the Site Contents section of SharePoint) and Apps are not included in the backup of any sites.

·The Backup operation is only designed to backup sites, user created lists, content (versions and metadata), user created custom views and SharePoint permissions (site, list and item).  All other SharePoint objects, settings and configuration are not currently supported.  Be sure to thoroughly test both the backup and restore of these objects in a non-production environment before deploying to production and contact Support with any questions or issues.

·Although aspx Pages are included in Backups, there have been occasions where web parts are missing or incorrectly assigned to the wrong zone after restore.  Please be sure to thoroughly test any business critical pages to ensure they are backed up and restored properly in a non-production environment and contact Support with any questions or issues.

 

Exclude specific Sub-sites - this option will exclude all sub-sites that are specified in the loaded CSV file.  To create this CSV file, simply enter the name of the sub-site which you wish to exclude from the backup, click the Load button and then select this file.
 
Include Permissions - this option will include SharePoint site, list, and item level permissions from each uniquely permissioned object.
 
Include List Views - this option will include any custom create list views.  

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NOTE: this does not include customized InfoPath Forms or views that were modified using SharePoint Designer.

Include Versions - this option will allow you to specify how many versions of each item to include with the backup.  If left unchecked, no versions will be included, if "Include All Versions" is selected then all versions will be included. If "Include Most recent versions" is selected then only the number of versions specified will be included, starting with the most recent and working backwards (major and minor versions are included).
 
Apply Filter - this option will allow you to customize a filter to include/exclude content based on metadata.
 
Smart Backup - This functionality is only available for Hyper Backups, which can only be performed for OneDrive and SharePoint sites. This feature aids users in saving space on storage. It uses the MD5 algorithm to scan backup files and excludes duplicates.  The MD5 message-digest algorithm is used as a checksum to verify data integrity. If the checksum for files is the same, Essentials will save only one file instead of storing two equal files. Click here for more information on Smart Backups.
 
Retention Policy
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Keep Full Backups - if configured, this will specify how long the software will retain any Full backups that were created in this project.  The retention purge will occur at the start of the next run or scheduled backup update for each project which contains a configured retention policy.
 
Keep Incremental Backups - if configured, this will specify how long the software will retain any Incremental or Differential backups that were created in this project.  The retention purge will occur at the start of the next run or scheduled backup update for each project which contains a configured retention policy.

 
Save Backup to Location
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Save to - this option will determine if the backup project is stored on your local storage (local or network path) or within your cloud storage provider (Amazon S3 or Azure)
 
Location - this field will display the full path to the location where the backups will be stored.  Click the Ellipsis button to the right to configure this location.

6.Press Finish to start the Backup.

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NOTE: Backups can be scripted or scheduled. Please refer to the scheduling or scripting sections for additional information.

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