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NetVault Plug-in for Microsoft 365 12.5 - User Guide

Performing backups

A backup using the plug-in includes the steps outlined in the following topics:

Selecting data for a backup

You must use sets — Backup Selection Set, Backup Options Set, Schedule Set, Target Set, and Advanced Options Set — to create a backup job.

Backup Selection Sets are essential for Incremental Backups. Create the Backup Selection Set during a Full Backup, and use it for Full and Incremental Backups. The backup job reports an error if you do not use a Selection Set for the Incremental Backup. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

In the Navigation pane, click Create Backup Job.
You can also start the wizard from the Guided Configuration link. In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration. On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create backup jobs.
In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
Next to the Selections list, click .
In the list of plug-ins, open Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365, open the tenant node, and complete the applicable following actions:
If you are creating a backup job for Azure AD, select the AzureAD node for users, groups, or service principals.
Click Save, enter a name in the Create New Set dialog box, and click Save.

Setting backup options

The next step involves creating the Backup Options Set or selecting an existing one.

TIP: To use an existing set, in the Plugin Options list, select the set that you want to use.
Next to the Plugin Options list, click .
In the Backup Type section, select the applicable option:
Full Backup: To perform a complete backup of the selected mailbox, including its folders, messages, mailbox settings, and rules, select this option.
Incremental Backup: To back up all data changed in the selected mailbox since the last occurrence of a Full or Incremental Backup, select this option.
In the Additional Options section, select the applicable options:
Enable Granular Restore: To perform folder-level and individual email-level recovery for Outlook and file-level and folder-level recovery for OneDrive, select this option.
Enable multistreaming: If you want to use parallel streams to increase the speed of backup jobs, select this option, and then indicate the number of threads and streams.
If you are setting up a backup job for Outlook, on the Outlook tab of the Office 365 Restore Options, select the applicable options:
Enable Restartable backup: If you want to be able to pause a backup and have it resume from the point at which it was stopped, select this option.
Exclude attachments in backup: If you want to exclude attachments and inline images from messages, select this option.
In Set Name, specify a name for the set, and click Save.

Finalizing and submitting the backup job

Use the Schedule, Target Storage, and Advanced Options lists to configure any additional required options.
Click Save or Save & Submit, whichever is applicable.
TIP: To run a job that you have already created and saved, select Manage Job Definitions on the Navigation pane, select the applicable job, and click Run Now.
You can monitor progress on the Job Status page and view the logs on the View Logs page. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.
IMPORTANT: The Restart feature is available for mailbox-related backup jobs; it is not available for OneDrive-related backup jobs.
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