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How to backup your Microsoft SharePoint online

As a result, not only does SharePoint make data transfers easier but it also helps the users find information faster, thus increasing efficiency.

Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan. Sometimes data gets corrupted, lost, or deleted by accident.

To prevent such a thing from happening in the first place, rest assured that there are ways that allow you to backup your online files and data on SharePoint.

How can I backup my Microsoft SharePoint online?

1. Give a try to a reliable third-party program

try out Acronis

The native backing options that SharePoint offers are not the most efficient, nor the simplest ways of ensuring your data is safe.

Acronis Cyber Backup is the fastest and easiest backup solution for Microsoft SharePoint servers, databases, items, and farms. Your data is protected by strong in-flight and at-rest encryption.

Furthermore, it can be stored in up to five locations, such as local disks, NAS, SAN, tapes, or Acronis Cloud Storage.

The software allows you to quickly recover any data on up to 21 platforms. It is even possible to recover your entire SharePoint server.

Moreover, the program has a special feature called Acronis Active Protection which detects and prevents unauthorized encryption of files, databases, and backups.

Consequently, it is the number one choice for businesses of all sizes, supporting over 500.000 businesses worldwide at the moment.

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup

In order to quickly backup your Microsoft SharePoint Online, just use this lightweight tool from Acronis!

2. Use the built-in recovery option


  1. Navigate to Library/List settings.
  2. Modify the number of versions to the one you’d like.

Compliance Retention

  1. Go to Microsoft 365 Compliance.
  2. Navigate to Policies, then to Retention.
  3. Create a new policy and apply it to the SharePoint you want.

After you’ve successfully applied the new policy, it may take a while for it to take effect. When it’s done, all the files added to the specific SharePoint sites will be retained by the policy.

This post was written by Loredana Harsana and was first posted to WindowsReport

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