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Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups

After you create a backup file consisting of Microsoft Office 365 and/or On-Premises organizations data, you can then explore its content by using Veeam Explorers.

Depending on the data types in a backup file, you can explore the following:

  • Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, folders, messages, tasks, contacts, and items.
  • Microsoft SharePoint sites, libraries, and items.
  • Microsoft OneDrive items and folders.

For each of these types Veeam provides the corresponding Explore option that can be invoked on the following objects:

Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups Tip:

For more information on creating new backups, see Performing Organization Data Backup.

Exploring Backup Jobs

To explore the backup content created by the backup job, do the following:

  1. In the Organizations view, select an organization that contains backup jobs you want to explore.
  2. In the preview pane, right-click a backup job and select either of the following options:
  1. Explore latest <product> state of <date>. To explore the latest backup state.
  2. Explore point-in-time state. To select a point-in-time state when the backup was created. For more information, see Explore Point-in-time State.
  1. Depending on the data type you are exploring, proceed with one of the following sections to learn more about working with the backup data using Veeam Explorers:

Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups

Exploring Single Organization

With this option selected, Veeam will load all backup data that was created by all backup jobs configured for the selected organization, including those backup jobs that were permanently removed from the configuration. The backup content will be displayed using a single instance of Veeam Explorer.

To explore the backup content created for the selected organization, do the following:

  1. In the Organizations view, right-click an organization you want to explore and select either of the following options:
  1. Explore latest <product> state of <date>. To explore the latest backup state.
  2. Explore point-in-time state. To select a point-in-time state when the backup was created. For more information, see Explore Point-in-time State.
  1. Depending on the data type you are exploring, proceed with one of the following sections to learn more about working with the backup data using Veeam Explorers:

Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups

Exploring All Organizations

With this option selected, Veeam will load all backup data for every organization added to the scope and display it using a single instance of Veeam Explorer. Each organization will be represented as an independent node in the Veeam Explorers navigation pane.

To explore the backup content created for all organizations added to the scope, do the following:

  1. Go to the Organizations view, right click the root Organizations node, and select either of the following options:
  1. Explore latest <product> state of <date>. To explore the latest backup state.
  2. Explore point-in-time state. To select a point-in-time state when the backup was created. For more information, see Explore Point-in-time State.
  1. Depending on the data type you are exploring, proceed with one of the following sections to learn more about working with the backup data using Veeam Explorers:

Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups

Explore Point-in-time State

The Explore point-in-time state option allows you to explore your backup content using either the latest available backup state, or the particular point-in-time state. When using the latter option, you can select a particular date using the calendar control.

You can also select Show items that have been deleted by user and/or Show all versions of items that have been modified by user checkboxes to view historic data.

To display historic data, Veeam uses other restore points from the repository. Such restore points keep data as per the backup date. If items had been deleted or modified by the user prior to the initial execution of a backup job or during the execution of a backup job, no historic data will be available. The reason is that the backup repository contains the most recent version of a backup file.

Exploring Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Backups 

Click Finish to launch the corresponding Veeam Explorer.

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