Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365: How do I set up Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365?



How do I set up Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365?


  • Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365


You must have Global Administrator rights for the account you are protecting and a valid mailbox to sign up for Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365.
As a best practice for signing up, perform the steps in this article in an incognito or private session in your browser.

1. Sign into as a Global Administrator.

Figure 1: Signing into Office 365 (click to enlarge)

2. Open an additional incognito browser tab and browse to the backupify website, then click the Try it Free button at the top of the page. 

mceclip0.pngFigure 2: The Backupify homepage (click to enlarge)

3. Select Office 365, then choose the correct answer from the Are you a Global Admin drop-down.

Only Global Admins can set up Backupify for their organizations.

mceclip1.pngFigure 3: Verify Global Admin permissions (click to enlarge)

4. On the Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 signup screen, fill in the information requested. Once completed, click Sign Up.

mceclip0.pngFigure 4: The Backupify signup screen (click to enlarge)

5. On the Welcome screen, click Login to your trial account.

Figure 5: The Welcome screen (click to enlarge)

6. On the Log into Backupify page, enter the credentials you created into the Backupify Credentials section, and then click Log In.

Figure 6: The Backupify login screen (click to enlarge)

7. The login process will redirect you to to complete the account authentication setup. Provide the Global Administrator account login credentials.

Figure 7: Microsoft account selection (click to enlarge)

8. Grant Backupify access to the list of features by clicking Accept.

Figure 8: Grant feature access (click to enlarge)

9. Once authenticated, the Backupify Onboarding wizard will display. Click Continue. 

Figure 9: Backupfiy onboarding (click to enlarge)

10. Select the appropriate storage region, then click Continue to complete the wizard.

Figure 10: Data storage region (click to enlarge)

11. The Backupify Seat Management page will display after completing the wizard. Depending on the size of your Active Directory, this page may take several minutes to load.

The Trial version of Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 has a 500 user limit.

With Auto-Add disabled, search for the users you wish to back up in the Add Users field. Click the checkbox next to the user you selected, click Back up selected users, then click Confirm to perform a backup for that user.

You can also upload a CSV list of seated users or shared/resource mailboxes that Backupify will add or ignore, as well as add custom site collections for Sharepoint. For details on different seat management options, see Seat Management for Backupify for O365.

12. When finished, click Advance to Dashboard to navigate to the Backupify for Office 365 Dashboard. Backups of Office 365 will now begin for all selected users.

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