The backup entire organization option creates a backup file that contains the entire object collection for the selected organization except those objects processed by another jobs.
For example, you create a backup job (let's call it BETA) to back up an entire Office 365 organization that comprises A, B, and C objects. Then, you create another backup job using the Backup the following items option and explicitly add both B and C objects to the processing list of this job (let's call it ALPHA). In this case, both B and C objects will no longer be processed by the BETA job. Instead, these objects will be archived by the ALPHA job. The object A, however, will still be processed by the BETA job.
Before you begin with this section, make sure that you have read the Understanding Organization Object Types section to learn more about available object types and their corresponding processing options.
To create an entire organization backup job, do the following:
- In the navigation pane, select an organization you want to backup.
- Go to the Home tab of the Organizations view and click Backup. You can also use the Backup command from the context menu.
- Proceed to the Step 1. Specify the Job Name section.
You can create only one entire organization backup job per organization.