Backupify for Office 365: How to set up a new account



This article describes the process for setting up a new Backupify for Office 365 customer account via the Backupify website. 


  • Backupify for Office 365



You must have Global Administrator rights for the account you are protecting and a valid Office 365 email address to sign up for Backupify for Office 365.


Datto recommends performing the steps in this article in an incognito or private session in your browser.
This process is not for Datto Partners. For help with creating Datto SaaS Protection clients, see the Additional Resources below

A video walkthrough of this process is available in the Additional Resources below.  

1. Sign in to as a Global Administrator.

mceclip0.pngFigure 1: Signing in to Office 365 (click to enlarge)

2. Open an additional incognito browser tab and navigate to, then click TRY IT FREE at the top-right of the page. 

mceclip2.pngFigure 2: The Backupify homepage (click to enlarge)

3. Select Office 365, then select Yes from the ARE YOU A GLOBAL ADMIN drop-down. Click NEXT to proceed.

Only Global Admins can set up Backupify for their organizations.

mceclip3.pngFigure 3: Verify Global Admin permissions (click to enlarge)

4. On the Backupify 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.

mceclip0.pngFigure 5: The Welcome screen (click to enlarge)

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

mceclip2.pngFigure 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.

mceclip4.pngFigure 7: Microsoft account selection (click to enlarge)

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

mceclip3.pngFigure 8: Grant feature access (click to enlarge)

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

mceclip4.pngFigure 9: Backupfiy onboarding (click to enlarge)

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

mceclip5.pngFigure 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.

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

The trial version of Backupify has a 500 user limit.

You can upload a CSV file that contains a list of seated users or shared resource mailboxes, as well as add custom site collections for Sharepoint. For details on different seat management options, see Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365: Seat Management.

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