Step 4. Select Objects to Exclude

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    At this step of the wizard, select objects that you do not want to back up.

    To exclude an object, click Add and select users, groups, sites and teams that you do not want to back up.

    Note

    Due to Microsoft limitations, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 does not back up the following objects for Microsoft 365 organizations with enabled security defaults: Discovery Search Mailboxes, Public Folder Mailboxes and Dynamic Distribution Groups.

    Selecting Objects to Exclude

    If you want to specify exclusion options, select an object in the list, click Edit and in the Edit Exclusions window, select exclusion options that you want to apply.

    For more information about available object types and their exclusion options, see Organization Object Types.

    Note

    You cannot edit exclusion options for the Sites, Teams and Public Mailbox objects.

    The following is an example where the Mail, Archive and Site are excluded from the backup for the Administrator user. Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 will only back up OneDrive data for this user.

    Editing Exclusions

    To see what Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 will exclude for the selected object to exclude, refer to the Exclude column. In this example, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 will exclude Mail, Archive and Site.

    Editing Exclusions