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Exchange Online Deployment

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This article applies to Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Microsoft Office 365.

Depending on the plan and version of Office 365 you are running, some configuration settings may have a slightly different setup path.

Create a Service Account (Optional)

To create a new service account:

  1. Log into your Office 365 Management Panel using an account with administrative privileges, and click users and groups in the left pane.
  2. Click the + symbol to create a new account.
  3. In the details page, enter the details for the new service account, and click next.
  4. In the settings page, select Yes to assign administrator permissions, and from the drop-down menu, select Global administrator. Optionally, you can add an alternate email address and location. Click next.
  5. In the assign licenses page, make no changes. Click next.
  6. In the send results in email page, click Create. The service account details are sent to the admin.
  7. To activate the account, log into your Office 365 Management Panel using the new service account, and update the password.

Configure an Exchange Online Data Source 

To manage backup schedules with 100 or more users in your Office 365 tenant, refer to  Active Directory Group-Based Schedule Selection.

Use the following steps to set up Exchange Online backup:

  1. Log into Barracuda Backup, and select the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Source in the left pane.
  2. In the Status page, click Exchange Online:
  3. The Data Sources page displays. Click Add a Cloud Provider, and enter the following details:
    1. In the Cloud Provider description field, enter a name to represent the data source.
    2. From the Cloud Provider type drop-down menu, select Microsoft Office 365.
    3. Click Save.
  4. The Add a Cloud Data Source dialog box displays:
    1. From the Data Type drop-down menu, select Exchange Online:
    2. Enter Your Office365 domain URL.

      To locate the native domain name associated with your Office 365 account, log in to the Office 365 portal using an administrative account, and go to Management > domains . The native domain is listed in the  domains table ending with .

    3. Click Authorize.

      If you are not currently logged into the Exchange Online account, the Microsoft login page displays. Enter your Exchange Online administrator login information, and then click Sign in.

  5. In the Exchange Online page, click Accept to authorize Barracuda to back up data from Exchange Online:
  6. The Edit Exchange Online page displays.
    1. Enter a name to identify the data source in the Data Description field.
    2. In the Add to schedule section, click the drop-down menu, and then click Add New:
  7. The Add New Schedule dialog box displays:
  8. Enter a name to represent the schedule, and click OK. The Edit Exchange Online page is updated with the new schedule name.
  9. Click Save. The Edit Backup Schedule page displays.
  10. In the Items to Back Up section, select individual items to back up, or click Apply to all computers and data sources for this Barracuda Backup Cloud Service to back up everything in Exchange Online.
  11. In the Schedule Timeline section, select the day you want the schedule to run.
  12. In the Daily Backup Timeline, specify the time of day the schedule is to run:
  13. Click Save. Exchange Online is backed up based on your data source and schedule settings.

Schedule a Backup

Use the following steps to schedule a backup:

  1. Log into Barracuda Backup, and select the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Source in the left pane. 
  2. Go to Backup > Schedules.
  3. On the Schedules page, click Add a Schedule in the upper right-hand corner.
  4. Enter a name for your schedule in the Schedule name field:
  5. In the Identify the data sources section, select the data to be backed up using this schedule. You can select Select all or you can granularly select data down to a specific file or folder.
  6. In the Schedule Timeline section, select the days you want the schedule to run. If you are creating a one-time only backup schedule, deselect all days:
  7. In the Daily Backup Timeline section, enter a start time for your backup schedule. To repeat a backup schedule throughout a 24-hour period, select the Repeat option and specify the frequency of the backup and the end time. A backup schedule cannot span multiple days:
  8. Once you have configured your backup schedule, click Save.
  9. The backup schedule is now listed on the Schedules page and specifies the days and times that it is to run. To run a backup on-demand, click Run Backup Now, to edit the schedule click Edit, or to delete a schedule, click Remove: