Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0: How do I provision SharePoint Sites?



How do I provision SharePoint Sites using the new Site Management experience in Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0?


  • Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 1.0 for Office 365
  • Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365


This article describes the provisioning process for new customers only. You will not see the same options when working with an existing customer's interface. For more details, visit the following article: Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365: Why Does My New Customer’s SharePoint Site Management Experience Look Different?

Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 for Office 365 backs up SharePoint Team Sites and Communication Sites.

Provisioning SharePoint Site backups

When you first provision your account, Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 will detect and list both SharePoint Sites and Team SharePoint Sites, but will not automatically begin backing them up. You must manually select which Sites to back up.

1. From the Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 dashboard, click the Sites tab. You will see the following information and options:

  • The Sites Overview status bar shows a color-coded status report of all Sites in your Office 365 account and gives you the option to export them as a CSV document.
  • The Auto Add switch lets you automatically add new SharePoint Sites and SharePoint Team Sites.
  • The Manage Sites section lists your Sites and lets you set the backup status on a per-Site basis.

2. From the Manage Sites section of the page, click the Status dropdown to manually enable or disable backups for each Site by setting it to be ActivePaused, or Unprotected. You can also click the Auto Add slider to enable automatic backups for all net new Sites.

Auto Add only affects net new Sites; you must manually turn on backups for existing Sites in the Manage Sites pane.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: The Sites page (click to enlarge)

3. From the dashboard, click the SharePoint tab. Your elected sites are now being backed up.

mceclip1.pngFigure 2: Sites designated for backup in the dashboard (click to enlarge)

Backup frequency

Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection 2.0 will check once per day to see which Sites are available in the tenant. To force this check, click the REFRESH SEATS button on the Sites page.

mceclip0.pngFigure 3: The Refresh Sites button on the Sites page (click to enlarge)

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