Exporting, Restoring, Sending and Saving Posts

In this article

    You can export, restore, send and save backed-up Microsoft Teams posts.

    Request

    POST https://<hostname>:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/{restoreSessionId}/organization/teams/{teamId}/posts/action

    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.

    teamId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of the team. For more information on how to get this parameter, see Getting Teams.

    Request Body

    Export

    To export backed-up posts to an HTML file, the request body must contain the export action. You can specify the following optional action properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    channelId

    string

    Specifies the ID of the channel whose posts you want to export.

    If you specify this property, you can use the from and to properties to specify a time period for which you want to export posts.

    You do not need to use this property if you use the posts property to specify what posts to export.

    from

    datetime

    Specifies the point in time that defines the start of the period for which you want to export posts.

    to

    datetime

    Specifies the point in time that defines the end of the period for which you want to export posts.

    posts

    post[]

    Accepts IDs of posts that you want to export. The posts must reside in the same channel. You do not need to use this property if you use the channelId property to specify a channel whose posts to export. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting Posts.

    Request Example 1

    The following example shows how to export the specified posts to an HTML file.

    Request Body:

    {

        "export": {

            "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

        }

    }

    Request Example 2

    The following example shows how to export posts of the specified channel created within the specified time period.

    Request Body:

    {

        "export": {

           "channelId": "19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2",
           "from": "2020-09-1T18:25:43.511Z",
           "to": "2020-10-11T18:25:43.511Z"

        }

    }

    The request command will export posts to an HTML file and place this file to a temporary folder on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server. After that, the HTML file will be transferred as application/octet-stream media to the client. To download, read, convert to HTML or perform other actions with the octet-stream, use features of programming languages.

    Exporting, Restoring, Sending and Saving Posts Tip

    You can use Swagger UI to download the octet-stream file by clicking the Download action link that server returns in the response body after a successfully completed export operation. For more information, see Evaluation in Swagger UI.

    Restore

    To restore backed-up posts, the request body must contain the restore action properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    userName

    string

    Specifies the user name that you want to use for authenticating with the organization.

    This property is required if you want to use credentials of a user account for data restore.

    userPassword

    string

    Specifies the password of the user account that you want to use for authenticating with the organization.

    This property is required if you want to use credentials of a user account for data restore.

    userCode

    string

    Specifies the authentication code. For more information on how to get a device code, see Getting Device Code.

    This property is required if you want to use a device code for data restore.

    applicationId

    string

    Specifies the identification number of an Azure AD application that you want to use for data restore.

    This property is required if you want to use a certificate for data restore.

    applicationCertificate

    base64

    Specifies the SSL certificate configured for the Azure AD application that you want to use for data restore.

    You must provide the certificate as a Base64 string. For more information on how to obtain a Base64 string, see Converting Certificate to Base64 String.

    applicationCertificatePassword

    string

    Specifies the password for the SSL certificate that you want to use for data restore.

    channelId

    string

    Specifies the ID of the channel whose posts you want to restore. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams will restore all posts of this channel.

    You do not need to use this property if you use the posts property to specify what posts to restore.

    If you specify this property, you can use the from and to properties to specify a time period for which you want to export posts.

    posts

    post[]

    Accepts IDs of posts that you want to restore. The posts must reside in the same channel. You do not need to use this property if you use the channelId property to specify a channel whose posts to restore. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting Posts.

    from

    datetime

    Specifies the point in time that defines the start of the period for which you want to restore posts.

    to

    datetime

    Specifies the point in time that defines the end of the period for which you want to restore posts.

    Converting Certificate to Base64 String

    If you want to use a certificate to access an Azure AD application, you must provide the certificate as a Base64 string. To obtain a Base64 string, perform the following steps:

    1. Get the certificate content from a PFX file.
    2. Convert the certificate to a Base64 string.

    To do this, you can use the following PowerShell cmdlets:

    $pfx_cert = get-content '<path_to_cert>' -Encoding Byte

    [System.Convert]::ToBase64String($pfx_cert) | Out-File '<path_to_file>'

    where:

    For example:

    $pfx_cert = get-content 'C:\cert.pfx' -Encoding Byte

    [System.Convert]::ToBase64String($pfx_cert) | Out-File 'C:\base64.txt'

    Request Example 1

    The following example shows how to use a user name and password to restore posts.

    Request Body:

    {

        "restore": {

           "userName": "admin",

           "userPassword": "password",

           "channelId": "19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2",

           "from": 2020-09-30T18:25:43.511Z,

           "to": "2020-10-30T18:25:43.511Z"

       }

    }

    Request Example 2

    The following example shows how to use a device code to restore posts.

    Request Body:

    {
        "restore": {
           "userCode": "C6A9DB737",
           "channelId": "19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2",

           "from": 2020-09-30T18:25:43.511Z,

           "to": "2020-10-30T18:25:43.511Z"
       }
    }

    Request Example 3

    The following example shows how to use a certificate to restore posts.

    Request Body:

    {

    "restore":

     {

         "applicationId" : <app_id>,

         "applicationCertificate": "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",

       "applicationCertificatePassword": "xxx",      

       "channelId": "19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2",

       "from": 2020-09-30T18:25:43.511Z,

       "to": "2020-10-30T18:25:43.511Z"

     }

    }

    Send

    To send backed-up posts as attachments in an email message, the request body must contain the send action properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    from

    string

    Specifies the email address from which the restored posts will be sent.

    to

    string

    Specifies the email address to which the restored posts will be sent.

    subject

    string

    Specifies the subject of the email message used for sending restored posts.

    text

    string

    Specifies the body of the email message used for sending restored posts.

    channelId

    string

    Specifies the ID of the channel whose posts you want to send. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams will send all posts of this channel.

    You do not need to use this property if you use the posts property to specify what posts to send.

    posts

    posts

    Accepts IDs of posts that you want to send in an email message. The posts must reside in the same channel. You do not need to use this property if you use the channelId property to specify a channel whose posts to send. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting Posts.

    For example:

    Request Body:

    {

       "send": {

           "from": "admin@tech.com",

           "to": "user@tech.com",

           "subject": "teams recovery",

           "text": "sent by rest api",

           "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

       }

    }

     

    Exporting, Restoring, Sending and Saving Posts Note

    If you omit the from property, the default sender email address specified in Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams email settings will be used. To specify Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams email settings, send the PUT HTTPS request to the /VETEmailSettings URL. For more information, see Editing Notification Settings.

    Save

    To save backed-up posts, the request body must contain the save action. You must specify one of the following action properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    channelId

    string

    Specifies the ID of the channel whose posts you want to save. Veeam Explorer for Microsoft Teams will save all posts of this channel.

    You do not need to use this property if you use the posts property to specify what posts to save.

    posts

    posts

    Accepts IDs of posts that you want to save. The posts must reside in the same channel. You do not need to use this property if you use the channelId property to specify a channel whose posts to save. For more information on how to get such IDs, see Getting Posts.

    For example:

    Request Body:

    {

       "save": {

          "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

       }

    }

    The request command will save posts to MSG files and place the files to a temporary folder on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 server. After that, the files will be 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.

    Exporting, Restoring, Sending and Saving Posts Tip

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

    Response

    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Codes

    A successfully completed operation returns 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 the following data:

    The response body for the restore operation has the following properties:

    Property

    Type

    Description

    createdItemsCount

    integer

    Number of missing items restored from the backup.

    mergedItemsCount

    integer

    Number of changed items restored from the backup.

    failedItemsCount

    integer

    Number of items for which the restore operation failed.

    skippedItemsCount

    integer

    Number of items that were not changed or missing in the original location. Such items are skipped during the restore operation.

    Examples

    Example 1

    The following request exports backed-up posts with the IDs 1580918830440 and 1740917436550 to an HTML file.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/380d7caf738d3d9f-268b-435b-93e2-64e70f8032b6/organization/teams/448c5b66-8dcd-4c75-b636-d3b500bce36f/posts/action

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

        "export": {

            "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

        }

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK

    Example 2

    The following request restores backed-up posts of a channel with the ID 19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/380d7caf738d3d9f-268b-435b-93e2-64e70f8032b6/organization/teams/448c5b66-8dcd-4c75-b636-d3b500bce36f/posts/action

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

        "restore": {

           "userName": "admin",

           "userPassword": "password",

           "channelId": "19:94e57dbfaa634f999353b374b69b5800@thread.tacv2",

           "from": 2020-09-30T18:25:43.511Z,

           "to": "2020-10-30T18:25:43.511Z"

       }

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK

     

    Response Body:

    {

     "createdItemsCount": 3,

     "mergedItemsCount": 2,

     "failedItemsCount": 0,

     "skippedItemsCount": 1

    }

    Example 3

    The following request sends backed-up posts with the IDs 1580918830440 and 1740917436550 as attachments in an email message.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/380d7caf738d3d9f-268b-435b-93e2-64e70f8032b6/organization/teams/448c5b66-8dcd-4c75-b636-d3b500bce36f/posts/action

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

       "send": {

           "from": "admin@tech.com",

           "to": "user@tech.com",

           "subject": "teams recovery",

           "text": "sent by rest api",

           "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

       }

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK

    Example 4

    The following request saves backed-up posts with the IDs 1580918830440 and 1740917436550.

    Request:

    POST https://abc.tech.local:4443/v5/RestoreSessions/380d7caf738d3d9f-268b-435b-93e2-64e70f8032b6/organization/teams/448c5b66-8dcd-4c75-b636-d3b500bce36f/posts/action

     

    Request Header:

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>

     

    Request Body:

    {

       "save": {

           "posts": [

            {"id": 1580918830440},

            {"id": 1740917436550}

            ]

       }

    }

     

    Response:

    200 OK