A new version of Veeam Backup for Office 365 is available. Many new features and functionalities introduced on Veeam Backup 4.0.
Object storage support
VBO 4.0 support Object storage. This functionnality permit to send and store Office 365 backups on Microsoft Azure Blob, IBM Cloud Object Storage or S3-compatible storage providers. This reduces storage costs. The data can be protected with encryption (AES 256-bit).
On the Veeam console, open Backup Infrastructure tab and click on Object Storage Repositories. In the ribbon, click on Add Object Storage.
A new windows appear, enter the name that you want and click on Next.
Select Object Storage type and click on Next.
On the Microsoft Azure Storage Account, click on the Add button and select Region. In most cases, Global Azure will be the right value.
Enter account and shared key and click on OK.
Select the desired container and click with the drop-down list and click on Browse
Click on New folder for create new folder in the container.
Click on Finish for finish configuration and lauch creation.
Object is now present in the Veeam console.
Object is now present in the Veeam console. You can now create backup repositories. In the Veeam console, open Backup Infrastructure tab and click on Backup Repositories. In the ribbon, click on Add Repositories.
Enter the name that you want and click on Next.
Select the path of your repositories and click on Next.
Check Offload backup data to object storage option and select the Object Storage Repositories previously created. Check Encrypt data uploaded to object storage and enter the desired password.
Select the retention policy and click on Finish.
The new backup repositories has been present.
Create a backup job and select the new backup repositories.
I have lauched mt backup. My local repositories contain few file (persistent cache). My container on azure contain the backup.
Managing Backup Accounts
With Veeam Backup for Office 365 v4.0 you can configure specify auxiliary backup accounts. This feature permit to minimize throttling when backing up Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business items. You could also use this feature for use backup account for Microsoft Office 365 organizations and other backup account for Sharepoint on-premise organisation.
In the Veeam console, right click on your organization and select Manage backup accounts.
Select security groups and select the desired user. Click on Not Configured for enter the password.
Enter the password of the different user and click on OK. The password is now Configured.
Backup Security groups has now been configured.
You can now exclude Contact and Calendar from the retention policy. From the veeam console, open the menu and click on General options.
You can exclude Contacts and calendar to the retention policy.