With Afi Office 365 Backup you can configure periodic backups of your Office 365 resources in several easy steps.
1. Install application
Install Afi application in Office 365 domain. To do it log in to Afi Backup panel with Office 365 global administrator account and then grant permissions requested by the application:
In rare case it can take up to several hours for changes to propagate across the whole Office 365 domain so it may be needed to wait until all domain resources become visible and accessible for the application.
Configure protected resources
Choose user accounts drives which you want to protect and their protection policies. Protection policy defines how often backups are scheduled. Afi Office 365 Backup application provides the following policies:
Then assign protection policies to the whole Office 365 domain or particular Users.
User SLA management
For Bronze, Silver and Gold protection policies backups are made automatically according to the schedule defined by policy SLA. Afi shows time of next scheduled backup in Protection screen.
For Manual protection policy backup should be triggered manually by pressing 'Backup now' button for selected User in Protection screen or 'Backup all now' button in Overview screen. User-initiated backups can be triggered for any resource protected by any available protection policy.
Backup status can be monitored both via Protection screen (see progress wheel in Status column) or via Audit screen:
For convenient tracking in Audit screen you can choose only backup operations with 'In progress' status:
After backup account data can be browsed by pressing Recover button next to the account on Protection screen.
3. Data browse
Recovery screen allows to browse through user mailbox, OneDrive content, contacts list and calendar events:
4. Data download
AFI application allows to download specific emails or drive files from backup.
Choose emails to download and press 'Download' button:
Click on filename to download the file from the drive:
5. Data restore
Restore can be performed for:
- whole user account or Shared drive
- specific G Suite services (for example, only mailbox)
- separate items (for example, specific emails or folders inside the drive)
To initiate restore process:
- (optional) choose specific items for restore by enabling checkboxes across item names (for example, choose emails to restore)
- press 'Recover' button
- choose if it is required to restore full account / service or only specific items
- choose where to restore (new user or same user)
- choose if restored data should be put in the separate folder