Getting Started with Protecting OneDrive for Business Data


To get started with protecting OneDrive for Business data, after you install the Commvault software, from the Command Center, you configure the environment, and then run your first backup operation and restore operation.

Step 1: Obtain User Credentials and Other Information

Obtain the following information from your backup administrator:

  • Your global admin user account to access the Azure portal (

  • The Command Center URL

  • Your Command Center user credentials

  • The data storage policy

Step 2: Setting Up the Command Center

Set up the Command Center in your CommCell environment. For more information, see Setting Up the Command Center.

Step 3: Install Cloud Apps on a Server

Install the Cloud Apps software on an on-premises server. This server functions as the access node to manage backup operations and restore operations of OneDrive files and folders.

For information about installing Cloud Apps on a server, see Adding an Additional Server.

For information about changing the access node, see Changing the Access Node.

Step 4: Configure Your Environment

  1. Configure a storage target.

  2. Create a server plan.

  3. Create a new app.

  4. Manually add user accounts to the default subclient.

Step 5: Run the First Backup and Restore

Step 6: What to Do Next