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NetVault Plug-in for Microsoft Office 365 12.5 - User Guide

Target audience

This guide is intended for users who are responsible for the backup and recovery of Office 365. Familiarity with Office 365 administration is assumed. Advanced knowledge of Office 365 is useful for defining an efficient backup-and-recovery strategy.

Recommended additional reading

Quest recommends that you have the following Office 365 documentation available for reference when setting up and using this plug-in: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/Office365/ and https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn127064(v=office.14).aspx

The following documentation is also available:

Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide: This guide provides details on installing the NetVault Backup Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide: This guide explains how to use NetVault Backup and describes the functionality common to all plug-ins.
Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides a description of the command-line utilities.

You can download these guides from https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.

Installing and removing the plug-in

Installation prerequisites

You can install the plug-in on any pure 64‑bit Windows Server-based NetVault Backup Server or Client that supports the Microsoft .NET Framework, version 4.7.2 or later.

Verify that Microsoft .NET Framework is installed: The server that you use must support version 4.7.2 or later of the .NET Framework.
Install NetVault Backup Server or Client software: At a minimum, the NetVault Backup Client software must be installed on the server. For instructions on installing the NetVault Backup Server or Client software, see the Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide.
Ensure that the server or client has access to a high level of internet bandwidth: Because the data that is backed up resides on a cloud-based server and is downloaded to local storage media, Quest recommends that you install the plug-in on a client or server that has high internet bandwidth.

The following limitations should be considered when installing Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365 for the purpose of backing up and restoring Azure AD and SharePoint Online content.

For Azure AD:

For SharePoint Online:

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