Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365: Protecting Microsoft Teams data



Microsoft Teams is a new experience that brings people together to collaborate in a centralized location within Office 365. The collaboration takes place within the content, conversations, and calendar events. Use this article as a reference for protecting and recovering data in your Microsoft Teams environment.


  • Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365


Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection will now protect data from Microsoft Teams. The protected data consists of content, conversations, or calendar meetings that reside at the team level or are associated with public channels.

What you can do

Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection lets users back up, export, and restore team data at the team level and the public channel level. Data can include:

  • Content (Team sites, files, and documents)
  • Calendar Meetings
  • Public channel conversation messages


Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection will back up your Teams data three times a day.

Datto SaaS Protection backs up both Public and Private Teams. It does not fully back up private Channels within those Teams, however, we do pick up the SharePoint Team Site of those private Channels via the SharePoint backups.  To protect the Team Sites of private Channels, use the SharePoint Site Management interface.  


Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection can export Team data at the Team level or the channel level. Data you export will be at the level from which the export was requested and below. For example, if you export a folder that contains a SharePoint Team site, the exported file will maintain the hierarchy of the Team site and will include everything within the Team site.

To learn more about the export functionality for Team data, visit the following article: Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365: Exporting Teams content.


Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection can restore all of the data within a Team, except conversation messages. When restoring data, Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection will never overwrite existing data within a Team and will also allow you to restore to another pre-existing Team.

Backupify/Datto SaaS Protection only restores the content of a Team, not a Team itself.

For an in-depth look at Teams functionality, see these articles:

Teams content

Teams calendars

Teams conversations

Teams management

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