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How to Restore a Teams Data Source

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Performing a restore will not overwrite any current data.

If a SharePoint Site is created using a Teams Template, the data will show up under Teams and not SharePoint.

Note the following rules for restoring data from the legacy version of Cloud-to-Cloud Backup to the latest version of Cloud-to-Cloud Backup:

  • Data can only be restored to an alternate location; restoring to the original location is not supported.
  • Data from the legacy Cloud-to-Cloud Backup is not searchable.
  • File counts may not match due to a counting issue.
  • Previous non-teams support will only allow restoring of certain components for Groups and only to a new Team.

Use the following steps to restore Teams data:

  1. Log into, and select the Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Source in the left pane.
  2. Navigate to the Protect page from the top navigation menu, and select the Teams data source.
  3. To find a historical email or folder revision from a previous date, click the date in the BACKUPS FROM calendar. Use the calendar to select the desired day to view data available for restore from that date.
  4. Select the Team from which to restore data. 
  5. Select the folder from which to restore data and locate the item(s) to restore.
    Alternatively, using the search bar, type in a search term. The results with the search term in the subject line are displayed.
  6. Select the file(s) and folder(s) to restore, and click the RESTORE button. You can also restore a full Team.
    The Restore dialog box displays. Select to restore to the Original Location or Other Location. For Other Location, enter a new Team name. Click RESTORE

    When restoring a Team notebook to Other Location, the restore is to a different folder under a different name. See Alternate Restore.

    A notification displays at the bottom of the page.

  7. To view the restore status, go to the Reports page.

Restoring to an Alternate Location

Restoring a Teams notebook to Other Location is restored to a different folder under a different name. To access the restored notebook:

  1. From the Team General channel, select Open in SharePoint.
  2. Go to the Site contents folder. You will see more than one Site Assets folder.

The original folder backed up will contain a notebook with _original appended. The other restored Team folder is created automatically when the new Team is provisioned. Users can retrieve the pages from the notebook with the naming convention <original_team_name> Notebook_original.