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O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by marieelieg » Feb 06, 2018 4:16 pm

Hello everyone,

How can I back up using Veeam for Office 365 to Azure?

I was thinking of:
1- Install Veeam for Office 365 on an Azure VM.
2- The proxy server will be this same Azure VM.
3- Present some storage (on Azure of course) to this VM. For example: E:\.
4- Create a repository on the Veeam management shell pointing to this storage. For example: E:\backups.
5- Add the Exchange organisation and create backups.
6- Install the Veeam Explorer for Exchange on this Azure VM for restores.

Is my thinking true? If not what is the best practise for this?

Thanks in advance!
PS: I'm using my phone so I apologize for any mistakes.

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by Mike Resseler » Feb 06, 2018 4:23 pm 1 person likes this post

All correct :-)

The only best practice I would consider is to scale-out (add another VM as proxy + repository) when the organization grows. Other than that. No comments :-)

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by marieelieg » Feb 06, 2018 4:26 pm

:D :D Noted!

Thanks Mike!!

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by vishalgupta » Apr 11, 2018 6:19 am

Hi Mike,

Just adding one more query related to the same topic -

When we have VBO365 running on an Azure VM, does the port requirements remains same? as mentioned in the user guide?

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by Mike Resseler » Apr 11, 2018 6:28 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Vishal,

Yes. The same port requirements apply. IaaS should be considered as on-premises... just running on someone else's computer :-)

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by vishalgupta » Apr 12, 2018 11:11 am

Great :) Thanks Mike.

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by IT_Vision » Nov 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Hello marieelieg,

We are looking to do the same. Would you be able to share some expected Azure cost to store this data and run the backup VM in Azure?

My organization is an Azure tenant and we have found with previous backup storage to azure (we were sending DPM data to Azure Backup repository) the cost seem to balloon out of control so we ended up stopping DPM to azure backups and going to back to tape. We did make the mistake of setting up the storage to be GRS and not having the option to change it to LRS didn't help our situation.

SO looking for some ideas on what expected cost should be. Azure offers a lot of VM options, but when you start looking at storage transactions I get a bit nervous not really knowing how to predict a cost associated to something like this.

Thank You for anything you care share.

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Re: O365 Backup to Azure - How To?

Post by Mike Resseler » Nov 09, 2018 6:52 am

Hi IT_Vision,

It is hard to tell you what costs will be there. It depends indeed on what VM and the amount of storage you are going to use. Personally I have used it on an Standard A4 but my personal account is not that big in size (I even used smaller VM size)

So look at what your current storage usage in O365 is, look at the amount of users and if you will need one VM or multiple, and then look at the cost. Also, take in mind that we have an image in the Azure marketplace now, so you can deploy it (it comes with the community edition license so free for 10 users) and test out for 10 users and see what the results for your subscription

Hope it helps
Mike

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