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User Guide

Understanding Organization Object Types

This section explains object types and their corresponding processing and exclusion options that you can select when creating and configuring a backup job in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

The following object types are available:

Consists of Office 365 groups (available only in Microsoft Office 365 organizations), security groups, distribution groups and dynamic distribution groups.

Consists of shared mailboxes, public mailboxes and users.

Consists of Microsoft SharePoint sites and subsites.

Consists of organization objects and their corresponding processing options.

Each of these object types consists of a set of processing/exclusion options such as Mail, Archive, OneDrive, Site, Group Mail and Group Site which you can select/deselect to make data retrieval even more precise.

Processing and exclusion options can be selected at the Select Objects to Backup and Select Objects to Exclude steps respectively.

Processing Options

Groups

The following table lists available Group types and their corresponding processing/exclusion options.

Group Type

Processing/exclusion options for Microsoft Office 365 organizations

Processing/exclusion options for on-premises Microsoft Exchange organizations

O365 group (available only in Office 365 organizations)

When configuring Office 365 organizations, the following set of processing/exclusion options is available:

  • Members with Mail, Archive, OneDrive and Site
  • Group Mail
  • Group Site

N/A

Security group

Members with Mail, Archive, OneDrive and Site

Members with Mail and Archive options

Distribution Group

Dynamic Distribution Group

Understanding Organization Object Types Note:

Consider the following:

  • Groups are not available in on-premises Microsoft SharePoint organizations.
  • Current version of the application supports mail-enabled security groups only.

Users

The following table lists available User types and their corresponding processing/exclusion options.

User Type

Processing/exclusion options for Microsoft Office 365 organizations

Processing/exclusion options for on-premises Microsoft Exchange organizations

Processing/exclusion options for on-premises Microsoft SharePoint organizations

User

Mail, Archive, OneDrive and Site

Mail and Archive

OneDrive and Site

Shared mailbox (available only in Office 365 and Exchange organizations)

N/A

Public mailbox (available only in Office 365 and Exchange organizations)

Sites

Consider the following:

As an example, in the following figure you can only select either the root Development site, which automatically selects all of its subsites, or you can select, for example, Builds and Releases. In the latter case, the root Development site will be deselected.

Understanding Organization Object Types 

Organizations

The following table lists processing/exclusion options available for Organization types.

Processing/exclusion options for Microsoft Office 365 organizations

Processing/exclusion options for on-premises Microsoft Exchange organizations

Processing/exclusion options for on-premises Microsoft SharePoint organizations

Mail, Archive, OneDrive and Site

Mail and Archive

OneDrive and Site

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