Review Office365 Backup Solution from Altaro – Part 1

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Altaro Office365 Backup Guide

Microsoft Office365 is one of the first successful SaaS solutions from Microsoft. In this post, you will learn the options to Backup Microsoft Office365 mailboxes using Altaro Office365 Backup solution. So, this is part 1 of Altaro Office365 Backup Guide!

Introduction

I’m using the 30 days FREE trial version of Altaro Office365 Backup solution in this post. You can request for Altaro Office365 Backup solution trail from here.

Once you enroll for the trial, you will get a link to get into the Altaro Cloud Management console. You might need to create an Altaro account and password from that link from the eMail.

Altaro Cloud Management Console (CMC) is an integral part of Altaro Office 365 Backup that enables you to manage and monitor your mailbox backups centrally.

Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
Altaro Office365 Backup Guide

NOTE! – During the trial, you will be able to back up to 10 mailboxes, but should you need access to more, you can get in touch with Altaro.

In part 1, you will learn how to use Altaro Office365 backup to:

  • Connect to Microsoft Office Organisation to Altaro
  • Provide Access to Altaro Office365
  • Select the Office365 mailbox to take backup
  • Check the Office 365 mailbox backup status

Altaro Office365 Backup Configuration

Altaro Office365 backup doesn’t require any on-prem application installation when you want to go full cloud. Your Office 365 mailbox backup is stored in the Altaro cloud storage.

NOTE! – You can have options to use on-prem Altaro a backup solution to take backup of Office 365 mailboxes. This scenario is NOT covered in this post.

You have to go through four (4) steps to configure Altaro Office365 Backup from Altaro Cloud Management Console (CMC).

  • Step 1Confirm Organisation (You can log in to CMC with your organization’s email ID – the easiest way and Click NEXT button from the screen)
  • Step 2Add an Office 365 Organisation
  • Step 3Choose Mailboxes to Backup
  • Step 4Finish
Configure -  Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
Configure – Altaro Office365 Backup Guide

Step 2 – Add an Office 365 Organisation

Choose a name for the Office 365 Organisation that will be adding. The name will be used to refer to this Office Organization.

  • Type in your office 365 Organization name in the box below “Office 365 Organisation Name“.
  • I have put in my organisation name (domain name if you have one) – “HowtoManageDevices.com
  • Click on Add Office 365 Organisation button (on bottom right side of your browser)
ADD Office 365 Subscription -  Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
ADD Office 365 Subscription – Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
  • This will open up new tab in the browser
  • Login to Microsoft Office 365 subscription (administrative access – global admin access)
  • Click on ACCEPT button to provide access to Altaro Office365 Backup solution to take backup of your Office 365 Mailboxes
  • Wait for 2 minutes to complete the automated process to provide access to Altaro Office365 Backup
  • Click on CLOSE button to close the configuration and complete the STEP 2

NOTE! – Do you get some errors during STEP 2? If so, there could be a problem with your Office 365 user ID which you used to log in. Use the Global Admin ID and try again.

Grant Access - Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
Grant Access – Altaro Office365 Backup Guide

Step 3Choose Mailboxes to Backup

Once you complete Step 2 explained in the above section of Altaro Office365 Backup Guide, you can choose the Office 365 mailboxes which you want to back up with Altaro Office365 backup.

There are a couple of important options in this step.

  • Take the backup of all the mailboxes from your Office 365 subscription
  • Take the backup of special VIP mailboxes from your office 365 subscription (explained in this post)

NOTE! – Another useful option called “Automatically back up any new Mailboxes created in the future,” and this is very useful in most of the scenarios.

Choose Mailboxes - Altaro Office365 Backup Guide
Choose MailboxesAltaro Office365 Backup Guide
  • Select the option “Choose which Mailboxes to Back Up.”
  • Search the mailbox which wants to take backup “Anoop.”
  • Select the Mailbox “Anoop Nair
  • Click on NEXT button to continue
  • Wait for some time (time is depending on the size of the Mailboxes & number of mailboxes) to complete the Office 365 mailbox backup.

Step 4 – Finish Configuration & Backup

So, you have completed the Office 365 mailbox backup using Altaro Office365 backup solution.

Altaro Office365 Backup Guide - Completed the backup
Altaro Office365 Backup Guide – Completed the backup

Check the Status of Altaro Office365 Backup

From the DASHBOARD section of Altaro Office365 backup, you can check the status of Microsoft Office 365 mailbox backup jobs which you have created as per the above steps.

 Altaro Office365 Backup Guide - Check the Backup status
Altaro Office365 Backup Guide – Check the Backup status

Video – Altaro Office365 Backup Guide

In the following video, you will be able to experience end to end steps, which I explained in this post. Altaro Office365 Backup Guide!

Altaro Office365 Backup Video Guide

Continue…..

Tune-in for the next step by step post & Video to see how to restore Office 365 mailboxes using Altaro Office365 Backup solution.

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