Veeam Backup for O365 v4 Community Version Upgrade Guide

Veeam released the latest version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 with many enhancements. Let’s go through a quick walkthrough of the installation/upgrade of Veeam Office 365 Backup v4! Veeam Backup for O365 v4 Community Version!!

Introduction

If you never tried Veeam Backup for Microsoft office 365 yet? There is a Community Edition FREE forever for up to 10 users and 1 TB of SharePoint data. You can try that from here.

Also, if you are wondering why I should have Microsoft Office 365 Mail, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.. backup? The following are the main data points that help you to understand the business case for Office 365 backup solution.

  • Accidental deletion
  • Retention policy gaps and confusion
  • Internal security threats
  • External security threats
  • Legal and compliance requirements
  • Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Office 365

For more information https://go.veeam.com/wp-why-backup-office-365-data

Veeam Backup for Office 365
Veeam Backup for Office 365

Download Veeam Backup for Office 365

Let’s download the latest version of Office 365 backup from https://www.veeam.com/backup-microsoft-office-365.html

NOTE! – Another option to download automatically from the previous version of Office 365 backup is explained in the previous blog post https://www.anoopcnair.com/veeam-backup-for-microsoft-office-365-v3/#Upgrade_to_Version_3

Veeam Backup Community Version Download - Veeam Backup for O365 v4
Veeam Backup Community Version Download – Veeam Backup for O365 v4

Installation – Veeam Backup for O365 v4

Installation of Microsoft Office365 backup from Veeam is a straight forward process.

Veeam Backup for Office 365
Veeam Backup for Office 365
  • Veeam Backup 365 – 4.0.0.1345
  • Veeam Explorer for Exchange – 4.0.0.1345
  • Veeam Explorer for SharePoint – 4.0.0.1345
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
Veeam Backup for O365 Community Version - Veeam Backup for O365 v4
Veeam Backup for O365 Community Version – Veeam Backup for O365 v4

Authentication Options

There are two authentication options to connect with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 community version.

  • Modern Authentication (Recommended)
  • Basic Authentication
Microsoft Office 365 Authentication Options
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Authentication Options

Connect to Your Office 365 Organization

Connecting to Office 365 organization is via Microsoft Graph API & Microsoft EWS. This process is straightforward via Veeam UI!

Add Office 365 Organization to Backup solution
Add Office 365 Organization to Backup solution.

Add a Backup Job

Adding a backup job is also very simple from Veeam backup for Microsoft Office 365 community solution. All the features are available for the community version of this tool. I think the only limitation is the maximum size of the backup, as mentioned above.

Back up the following Objects:

  • Users
  • Groups
  • Sites
  • Organization
Veeam Backup for O365
Create a Backup Job – Veeam Backup for O365 v4

Resources

About Author -> Anoop is Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional Award winner from 2015 on the technologies! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise device management solutions with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like Configuration Manager, Windows 365 Cloud PC, Intune, Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

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