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Protecting Exchange Online mailboxes

What items can be backed up?

You can back up user mailboxes, shared mailboxes, and group mailboxes. Optionally, you can choose to back up the archive mailboxes (In-Place Archive) of the selected mailboxes.

What items can be recovered?

The following items can be recovered from a mailbox backup:

  • Mailboxes
  • Email folders
  • Email messages
  • Calendar events
  • Tasks
  • Contacts
  • Journal entries
  • Notes

You can use search to locate the items.

When recovering mailboxes and mailbox items, you can select whether to overwrite the items in the target location.