Do you have a backup tool for Microsoft 365? Is it necessary?

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Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Its a must as Microsoft don’t backup the office 365. Yes, you have 30 days retention or depending if its Sharepoint/one drive can go to 90 days there is nothing long term and there is no guarantee that the data can be restored.
I have been using Veeam for Office 365 to backup exchange, Sharepoint/one drive and ms teams and it does a good job.
MSP & IT Director in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Yes , it is highly recommended to backup 365 since most people are under the impression that 365 doesn’t need backing up, when Microsoft is not backing up your data. There are several options for backing up 365 data (sharepoint and exchange) . I resell and manage this for several clients. Infinite retention at low cost is a huge piece of mind… and there’s no hardware needed etc.
CIO in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Yes it is important back up cloud data as well on premisies one.
I have chosen rubrik backup for m365 becouse this solution helps to protect the back ups from cyber attacks (ransonware)
Director of Engineering in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
It's always very important to take such backups
Head IT - Infrastructure, Ops & Applications at Dhani, Indiabulls Group in IT Services, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Office 365 is itself a back-up of Google workspace for us and we don't need a backup for backup 🙂
Chief Information Technology Officer in IT Services, 201 - 500 employees
Veeam also have tools
For back up. Ms365 only offer retention
Managing Director in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
Yes, 100% required. I would also recommend moving it off the Microsoft cloud so you have some major worst case redundancy.

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