Nakivo: backup and recover Office 365 items - pt.1

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Despite Office 365 is a cloud platform managed by Microsoft, it doesn't mean your data are safe and you need an efficient strategy to backup and recover Office 365 items.

Without a good protection plan, retention policies, accidental or malicious deletion put at risk the integrity of your Office 365 data.

Starting from version 9.2, Nakivo Backup & Replication provides the capability to protect your Office 365 environment and you need to configure the system accordingly to protect your data.

 

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Nakivo: backup and recover Office 365 items - pt.1
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Backup and recover Office 365

Before configuring the backup job, you need first to configure Nakivo Backup & Replication to connect your Office 365 environment.

To protect data stored in Office 365, you need to configure the following:

  • Add Office 365 to Nakivo inventory
  • Configure Office 365 backup repository
  • Create a backup job

 

Azure permissions

To backup and restore items in Office 365, Nakivo Backup & Replication requires some specific permissions configured in Azure. This is the list of the minimum permissions required:

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Add Office 365 to Nakivo inventory

First step is to add Office 365 to the Nakivo inventory.

From Nakivo Dashboard access the Settings area and select Inventory. Click Add New.

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Select SaaS as Platform. Click Next.

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Enter a Display name and specify Services to protect. With Nakivo you can protect the following Office 365 services:

  • Exchange Online
  • OneDrive for Business
  • SharePoint Online

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Select Automatically register a new AD application option to let Nakivo register the application in Azure automatically configuring also all the required permissions.

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Enter the Application Name, copy the displayed Code and click on the https://microsoft.com/devicelogin link.

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Paste the previously copied code and click Next.

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Specify the credentials of the Administrator account of your Azure tenant.

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Click Continue to validate the entered credentials.

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Once the sign in operation has completed, close the windows.

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If the Nakivo account is authenticated successfully with the Azure tenant Administrator, click Finish.

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The Office 365 is being added to the Nakivo inventory.

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After few seconds, the Office 365 item has been created successfully.

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Checking the Azure configuration, inside the App registrations area, you can now see the new registered application with the name specified during the previous step.

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Nakivo configured also all required permissions automatically.

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Create the Nakivo repository

To store Office 365 items with Nakivo, you need to create a specific repository.

From the Dashboard access the Settings area and go to Repositories section. Click Add Backup Repository and select Create a new backup repository.

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Select SaaS as repository type then click Next.

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Enter the repository Name, select the Assigned transporter and the Path to the local folder. Click Next when done.

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Click Finish to save the configuration.

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The Office 365 repository has been created successfully.

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Once Nakivo Backup & Replication has been configured, to protect Office 365 environment we need to configure the appropriate Backup Job.

Part 2 will cover the configuration of backup and recover jobs for your Office 365 environment.

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