Saving SharePoint Attachments

In this article

    You can save a collection of backed-up SharePoint item attachments.

    SharePoint item attachments are always saved in a ZIP archive. When you save item attachments, the request command archives the item attachments and places the ZIP archive to a temporary folder on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server. After that, the archive is transferred as application/octet-stream media to the client. To download, read or perform other actions with the octet-stream, use features of programming languages.

    Saving SharePoint Attachments Tip

    You can use Swagger UI to download data from the stream by clicking the Download action link in the response body. For more information, see Evaluation in Swagger UI.

    Request

    POST https://<hostname>:4443/v6/RestoreSessions/{restoreSessionId}/Organization/Sites/{siteId}/items/{itemId}/Attachments/save

    Request Headers

    The request header must contain an authorization token of the current session.

    Request Parameters

    The following parameters must be specified in the URL of the request:

    Parameter

    Type

    Description

    restoreSessionId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the restore session. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting Restore Sessions.

    siteId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the SharePoint site. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting Organization SharePoint Sites.

    itemId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the SharePoint item. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting SharePoint Items.

    Request Body

    To save SharePoint item attachments, the request body must contain the following property:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    attachments

    attachment[]

    Specifies the IDs of SharePoint item attachments that you want to save. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting SharePoint Attachments.

    For example:

    Request Body:

    {

       "attachments":  [

         {"id": "ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13cd6b2e9b7-e37e-48fb-92fc-4dfb7721b59f"},

       {"id": "ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13cd6b2e9b7-e37e-48fb-92fc-4dfb7801b59c"}

         ]

    }

    Response

    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Codes

    A successfully completed operation returns a response code 200 OK.

    Response Headers

    The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTPS headers.

    Header

    Description

    Content-length

    The length of the response body.

    Content-type

    The media type and syntax of the response body message for the requests with the export and save actions: application/octet-stream.

    The media type and syntax of the response body message for the requests with the restore and send actions: null.

    Response Body

    In the response body, the server returns binary data stream.

    Example

    The example shows how to save SharePoint item attachments.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v6/RestoreSessions/742fe5ac-3ea6-422b-b204-757b15a47e56/Organization/Sites/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd/items/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13c/Attachments/save

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

      "attachments" :

      [

       {

       "id": "ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13cd6b2e9b7-e37e-48fb-92fc-4dfb7721b59f",

       "name": "ItemAttachment01.txt",

       "sizeBytes": 16,

       "url": "/sites/integration/Lists/myalias/Attachments/11/ItemAttachment01.txt",

       "_links": {

        "self": {

         "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/742fe5ac-3ea6-422b-b204-757b15a47e56/organization/sites/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd/items/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13c/attachments/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13cd6b2e9b7-e37e-48fb-92fc-4dfb7721b59f"

        },

        "item": {

         "href": "/v6/RestoreSessions/742fe5ac-3ea6-422b-b204-757b15a47e56/organization/sites/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd/items/ef10cefb-d29a-4dac-827a-d3702fc4ac8f6d7caa6b-bad0-4e67-9736-8bf5b0b55ebd0801b635-c19c-4435-a7c2-2fe46112bd3cd235bb5f-7aa8-4833-8f1b-b6dc1f22f13c"

        }

       }

      }

      ]

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK