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

Entering the configuration details in the plug-in

After you have identified application ID, password, and domain name, you must enter the information in the configuration section for the plug-in.

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In the Navigation Pane, click Create Backup Job, and click next to the Selections list.
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Click Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365, and select Configure from the context menu.
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On the Configure dialog, complete the following fields using the information that you recorded during the previous process, Using the Office 365 admin portal to obtain configuration details.
With the account properly configured, you can click the Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365 node to display the available mailboxes and the OneDrive users and groups.

Backing up data

Defining a backup-and-recovery strategy

The purpose of creating Office 365 backups is to recover a mailbox or site contents that are damaged from media failure or data corruption. Reliable use of backup for recovery requires a strategy that maximizes data availability and minimizes data loss, while accounting for defined business requirements.

A strategy is divided into two pieces: a backup piece and a restore piece.

Your backup plan should define at what intervals the backups are performed, how backups are stored, how long backups are retained, and how the backup media are reused.

The plug-in provides the following types of backup:

Full Backups only: You can choose to perform only Full Backups if the backup size is small, backup window is not an issue, or storage media is not a constraint. In such scenarios, you can schedule Full Backups every night or every N hours depending on the frequency of updates.
Full and Incremental Backups: For quicker backups and minimum use of storage media, you can include Full and Incremental Backups in your strategy. For example, you can schedule Full Backups every Sunday and Incremental Backups every day or every N hours depending on the frequency of updates.
NOTE: Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365 does not support incremental backups for SharePoint Online. [DNPO365-534]

Adding patterns to use for exclusion and inclusion of mailbox folders

In addition to selecting mailboxes from the backup selection tree, you can create and store patterns of mailbox folders that you want to include and exclude for all selected user mailboxes that you back up. When you specify patterns to exclude or include, or both, the plug-in stores them with a Backup Selection Set. When you submit a backup job, you can select the set with the stored patterns. The plug-in then populates the backup list with mailboxes whose folder names meet the specified inclusion and exclusion patterns. There is no limit to the number of patterns that you can specify. Be aware that the plug-in gives priority to exclusions.

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In the Navigation Pane, click Create Backup Job, and click next to the Selections list.
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Click Plug‑in for Microsoft Office 365, and select View Inclusion/Exclusion from the context menu.
The plug-in adds two subnodes, Include Patterns and Exclude Patterns, to the Office 365 node.
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Click Exclude Patterns, and then select Add Folder Pattern.
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In the Enter exclude pattern dialog box, type the pattern to exclude, and click OK.
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Click Include Patterns, and then select Add Folder Pattern.
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In the Enter include pattern dialog box, type the pattern to include, and click OK.
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When you are finished, click Save, enter a name in the Create New Set dialog box, and click Save.
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