Have you moved from a hosted Exchange Server to Office 365? You may have a backups-related issue you didn’t know about.
Office 365 accounts come with many services & safeguards. However, there's still a risk to your data. Office 365 purges deleted files (deactivated accounts, accidental deletions) in 30 days. When they're gone, they're gone forever.
If you need to maintain SOX compliance, or are growing quickly and haven’t set procedures in place for data retention amidst turnover, this Office 365 policy jeopardizes your data safety.
You'll need additional cloud backups.
O365 Exchange Does NOT Include Backup
Office 365 accounts include "Geo Redundancy" that mirrors user accounts to different geographic locations for “accessibility.” That way if there's a crash at one location, you just keep working off the data copy at the other location.
Geo Redundancy doesn't work as a backup. More details on the difference: Do You Need to Backup Files on Office 365? – WOOF! Newsletter
This is why we're now offering an easy solution: Add on a cloud backup!
New PlanetMagpie IT Service: Exchange Cloud Backups for Office 365
PlanetMagpie now offers cloud backup service for Office 365 Exchange accounts. For one low monthly cost, we backup & preserve Office 365 Exchange accounts. New accounts you create are automatically included.
"Customers who moved to Office 365 kept saying they didn't need backups anymore, because Office 365 "took care of that." Unfortunately, that's not true. In order to prevent customers from losing all that important data, we expanded our cloud backup solutions to specifically cover data stored within Office 365."
—Robert Douglas, President
We've published a datasheet with service details. Download it here: Cloud Backup & Recovery Datasheet (PDF)
Did you switch to Office 365 Exchange recently? Make sure your Exchange data is backed up!