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Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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hi,
i just noticed that empty folders from within ah sharepoint (online) site/document library are not getting restores with the restore wizard!

i do see these folders in the wizard, but they are not getting restored...

so imagine ah site or ah folders with eh pre-created strutcture gets deleted, and when i i'd like to restore the whole folder structure with also the empty ones, veeam does not do this and i think this is bad and i would consider this as ah bug!

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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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i've tested along... and it looks like the empty folders does created when restoring to original location, but NOT when exporting to ZIP...
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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Hi Stephan,

As far as I remember, for export, it's by design.
Could you share a business case when empty folders are useful in a ZIP?

Thanks!
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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hi, sure...
in general whats the case for exporting in ZIPs? then i might have to questions this feature at all allready....

best example would be exit-strategy... simply exporting ah whole sharepoint (site) and propably re-import it on ah traditional fileshare! (honestly i might have to try the direct "export" without zip)

in every case its usefull, as of the same reason as it's for restore to original location, to also have empty folders back!
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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Btw direct export into ah folder/filesystem created also empty folders, even more i don't understand why it's not done for zip export...
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

Post by Polina »

Hi Stephan,

This inconsistency doesn't make much sense indeed. We'll take a closer look at this behavior, thanks for noticing.
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

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Hi Polina,

Please request to RnD to include empty folders too in ZIP files. Customers dont undertand why a export "as-is" of the full path are incomplete dude missing "empty" folder that Veeam didnt consider ussefull.

This still happens today and is not resolved, inconsistency create bad sense at end customers.
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Re: Sharepoint (Online) Restore of empty folders

Post by Mike Resseler »

Hi edh,

As Polina said, we are looking into this, but we haven't release a new version between the message from Polina and today. I would need to verify where we are with that task but it is on the roadmap if I am not mistaken.
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