Backup of data in Microsoft Teams

When a Microsoft Team is created, an associated Office 365 Group is automatically created. This Group includes the Files and OneNote that appear in the Team as well as the Group Mailbox associated with the Team. In Backup for Office 365 subscriptions with Office 365 Group backup enabled, Backup for Office 365 backs up the Office 365 Group data (Files, OneNote, Group Mailbox) that appear in the Team. For example, Files that appear in a Team actually exist in the SharePoint library of the associated Office 365 Group and are backed up from there by Backup for Office 365. Backup for Office 365 currently does not back up the Teams or channels themselves (e.g. Chat, Wiki, Stream, etc.). Backup for Office 365 backs up the Office 365 Group data in the public channels of public and private Teams, but currently does not back up data in private channels of public or private Teams.

Public Channels Private Channels
Public Teams Yes No
Private Teams Yes No

Restoring data to a Microsoft Team

To restore Office 365 Group data to a Microsoft Team, the Office 365 Group associated with the Team must exist. If it does not, you will first need to recreate an Office 365 Group or Team with the same name. All restores will restore the data to the location from which it was backed up which is the Office 365 Group.

Bulk Restore

There are several bulk restores you can perform to restore Office 365 Group data that exist within a Team, including:

  • Restore Entire Group. Restores all Office 365 Group data (Files, OneNote, Group Mailbox) of the Team
  • Restore All Conversations. Restores the email items in the Group Mailbox associated with the Team 
  • Restore Full Calendar. Restores the Calendar in the Group Mailbox associated with the Team
  • Restore All Files. Restores all the Files in the public channels of the Team
  • Restore Entire Notebook. Restores the Notebook in the public channels of the Team

Cloud Backup

Individual or multi-item restore

To restore one or more files in a Team:

  1. Navigate to Cloud Backup > Office 365 Group > click on the group
  2. Select Files
  3. Search or browse for the files you want to restore
  4. Select the files and click Restore

Files restore