Does my Office 365 data get backed up? Well, kinda.
As we have discussed in previous blog posts, cloud-based solutions from Microsoft are excellent tools to help enable collaboration. SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams provide the low-cost way for your team to share information and data easily.
Data and Backups
Just like with any other technology solution you use, data is the core of the power. Without the data you require, the benefit of these tools diminishes. To that point, ensuring you have the right data backups is important to your business in case of downtime, access issues or other technical gremlins that surface with any technology solution.
Most people assume Microsoft is taking care of their backups for Email, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams. And that is true. But the reality is Microsoft only backs up the data for 30 days. Which means if you lose data going back months, you will not be able to retrieve data older than 30 days. On top of that, restoring data is not always an easy task and can be very time consuming.
NG2 has been working with our clients to ensure that longer term backups are addressed and restoring data is made easy. With that planning, NG2 is now suggesting a backup solution called DropSuite that allows us to back up all of the previously mentioned data for a much longer period of time and with a lot more flexibility when it comes to restoring the data.
For example, Office 365 data can accidentally be deleted, impacted by ransomware, or corrupted by disgruntled employees. This leaves a data protection gap not covered by Office 365. DropSuite helps securely backup, manage, recover, archive and protect critical Office 365 emails, contacts, calendars, tasks and much more. This will help you and your employees be up and running again quickly and seamlessly.
We would love to continue the conversation and how you can leverage DropSuite to ease your backup concerns. If you would like to set up a 1:1 session, please feel free to contact me.