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Searching, Restoring & Downloading SharePoint / OneDrive Backup Data


From the Restore & Download page, click on the backup task you wish to access.

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You can now select how you want to search your backups, by date or for specific items.

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Access Via Snapshot

The date range includes all archives by default but you can limit the date range by clicking on the “From” and “To” lines to select specific search dates from pop-up calendars. Then press “Continue.

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You will now see all archives matching the date range you selected. You can drill down further in a specific archive by clicking on the action button to the right of the backup, or you can download the entire backup by clicking on the box to the left of the backup(s) and then clicking either “Restore” or “Download” at the bottom of the screen.

To drill down further, click on the action button to the right of the archive and you will now see the folders contained within the backup. You can restore or export by clicking on the box to the left of the item(s) and then clicking either “Restore” or “Download” at the bottom of the screen.

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To drill down further, click on the action button to the right of the archive and you will now see the folders contained within the backup. You can restore or export by clicking on the box to the left of the item(s) and then clicking either “Restore” or “Download” at the bottom of the screen.

Enter the specific terms that you want to search for in the “Search” field, and then click “Continue.”Access Via Item Search4.51

You can also use our advanced search parameters by clicking on the dropdown arrow in the right side of the search bar.

You can use these fields to limit the search by Author, Item Name and date range.

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You will now see individual items that meet your search criteria. Click the box to the left of the item(s) and then click either “Restore” or “Download.”

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Restoring SharePoint and OneDrive Archive Data

Once you’ve selected the item(s) and click on “Restore”, you will see a pop-up confirmation window. The restore will be performed to the original endpoint but you can change the endpoint if you want to restore to another site.

Click “Ok” to submit the restore task.

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The restore is non-destructive and the data is placed in the SharePoint Online Site Contents and labeled “Restored Site” with a time/date stamp.

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Downloading SharePoint and OneDrive Archive Data

Once you’ve selected the item(s), click on “Download” at the bottom of the page. You will see a pop-up confirmation menu. Click “OK” to continue.

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You will be returned to the top level Restore and Download screen where you will see the scheduled downloads in pending status.

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Click on Information Icon to the right of the Download for a pop-up window containing the details of the download request.

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You will receive an email notification containing a download link for your zip extract when the export is complete. You can click on the link in the email to download the zip file or you can return to the Restore and Download screen at any time and in the Restore & Download Status section you can click on the download icon to the right of the completed restore. The download link is valid for 72 hours.

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Updated on November 18, 2018

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