Upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 from v2.0 to v3.0

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Veeam Backup for O365

In this post, you will how to upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 from v2.0 to v3.0.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Architecture

Following is the architecture diagram of Veeam Backup Office 365 architecture. The following are components I installed on my lab server 2016.

  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 proxy
  • Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 repository
  • Veeam Explorers for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 – Picture credits to Veeam

What’s New in Version 3

What’s new in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 version 3. More details available https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_microsoft_office_365_3_0_user_guide_pg.pdf

  • Up to 30x faster backups
  • Increased security
  • ENHANCED! Office 365 data
  • Protection reports –
    • Identify unprotected Office 365 mailboxes
    • Manage license and storage usage.
  • Meet security and compliance requirements
  • Efficiently scale and minimize overhead
  • Unified on-premises and Office 365 backup

Prerequisites

You need to install and upgrade to .NET Framework 4.7.2 version installed on Veeam Backup Microsoft Office 365 proxy server.

Veeam Backup for Office 365
Veeam Backup for Office 365 – .Net Framework 4.7.2

NOTE! – Download the .NET Framework 4.7.2 from https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet-framework/net472.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Download .NET Framework – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
  • DNS name resolution
  • Additional proxy deployment
  • Anti-virus and HIPS

Upgrade to Version 3

Click on Upgrade button as shown in the below to start Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2 to v3.

Upgrade - Veeam Backup for Office 365
Upgrade – Veeam Backup for Office 365

NOTE! – During the upgrade, Veeam closes the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 console.

  • New version is getting downloaded v3.0.0.422
Veeam Backup for Office 365
Upgrade Wizard Veeam Backup for Office 365

NOTE! – All Jobs will be stopped. Do you want to install the update now.

  • Click on YES
All Jobs will be stopped !
All Jobs will be stopped !
  • Go through the wizard and finish the upgrade Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.
Veeam Backup for Office 365 v3
Veeam Backup for Office 365 v3

NOTE! – All your settings will be intact after the version 2.0 to 3.0 upgrade.

  • Verified the connectivity to Office 365 organization. And everything is intact.
Connection Verification - Veeam Backup for  Office 365
Connection Verification – Veeam Backup for Office 365 v3

Modern Authentication Vs Basic Authentication

Modern authentication – Default and recommended way to authenticate and to have access the Office 365 services using MFA and certificate based authentication for extra security.

Basic Authentication – Legacy authentication to access the office 365 services on behalf of a user (not recommended option).

Authentication - Veeam Backup for Office 365
Authentication – Veeam Backup for Office 365

Microsoft Graph API

There is no surprise that Veeam backup for Microsoft Office 365 solution is using Microsoft graph API to connect to Office 365 SaaS solution.

Veeam Backup for Office 365
Veeam Backup for Office 365 – Connection Architecture

Schedule Options – Permitted/Denied

There is an interesting and very useful option while creating backup schedule. The option to terminate the job if it exceeds allowed backup windows.

  • Permitted – This is the only permitted Windows to run the backup job.
  • Denied – This is the restricted Window and during this schedule the running backup jobs will be terminated.
Permitted/Denied -  Veeam Backup for  Office 365
Permitted/Denied – Veeam Backup for Office 365

Results

The Office 365 backup solution works fine after the upgrade to v3.

results of Veeam Backup for Office 365
Results

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