Once a Backup exists, users can create updates by capturing a full or incremental snapshots of their OneDrive environment. Here are the basic guidelines for this process:
1.Select an Office 365 Mailboxes Backup project from the Backup Navigator panel.
2.From the Ribbon (or right-click menu for the selected backup) select the Update Backup option. This will generate the Update Backup Properties screen.
3.A user may select one of several options for the update:
Full Update - this will create a full snapshot of your currently configured backup project.
Incremental Backup - this will capture only the changes in your backup project since the last update, regardless if that update was Full or Incremental. In this scenario a user could create a series of Backups containing data changes for a specific time period.
Differential Backup - this will capture all the changes in your backup project since the last full Backup, even if other incremental Backups have been created in the interim.
Send Notification - Enter a specific user email address. For two or more, separate each email address with a comma.
Change Retention Policy - selecting this button will open the retention policy properties window, allowing you to update the retention policy for the backup.
4.Press Finish to update the Backup now or choose the Schedule button to configure a Windows Task Scheduler task to schedule the update backup (See the Scheduling Backup Jobs section for more information).
The following are instructions for restoring a OneDrive List/Library from a specific backup:
1.Navigate to the backup, You can access the Restore wizard by either right-clicking on the selected username and selecting the "Restore" option
Or you can access the Restore Wizard by selecting "To Original Location" in the Restore section of the Ribbon.
2.This will start a copy mailbox content job.
Users can change the properties for their backups after the backups have been configured. To do so simply right click on the backup you wish to update, and select Change Backup Properties.
This opens up the Change Properties for Backup window.
List Copy Options
Backup content with:
Include Permissions - this option will include SharePoint site, list, and item level permissions from each uniquely permissioned object.
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.
Users can change the Administrative accounts associated with a backup. This option is available from the right click menu.
Once the Authentication and Admin Pooling window opens, you can choose to remove a current admin by selecting the ( - ) beside the admin name, or choose to add additional administrators by selecting < enter username >.
If you choose to enter a new user, you will be asked for the username and a password.