SharePoint Online

You can use the Commvault software to back up and restore Microsoft SharePoint Online.


Data You Can Back Up

  • Documents

  • Libraries

  • Lists and list items

  • Sites and subsites

  • Pages, permissions, forms, versions, templates, settings, and views

  • Web parts and customizations

    • SharePoint Online Office 365 Group site files, which includes the document library

    • Wiki page library that contains the Team data


You cannot back up apps from the SharePoint Store.

Backups You Can Perform

  • Forever incremental backups

When You Can Perform Backups

  • On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups

  • On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time


Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

Destinations You Can Restore To

  • The current location (in place)

  • A different SharePoint site (out of place)

  • A disk


You can use either basic or modern authentication to access data for backups and restores.


Data is retained according to the Office 365 plan that you assign to a site when you add it to the SharePoint Online app in Commvault. The default value for data retention is indefinite. You can modify that value to limit the amount of time that data is retained.