On-premises backup of SaaS workloads

Keep a local copy of your SaaS data on Office 365 and G Suite to guard against business interruption, accidental deletion, and malicious attacks.

Take control of cloud data locally with one-time cost

Back up and recover Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, contacts, and calendars in Office 365 across the entire organization.

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Protect your G Suite My Drive, shared drives, Gmail, contacts, and calendars safely on-premises for better data ownership.

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Why back up SaaS

  • Take data ownership of your SaaS data. Own and gain centralized control with on-premises backup to minimize the risk of data loss.
  • Keep your workflows unaffected with continuous backup mode in the event of any network or public cloud service outages.
  • Preserve SaaS data for archiving or legal holds without paying more for cold data storage. With flexible retention policies & content search, you can find and retrieve valuable information whenever you want.
  • Prevent accidental data loss caused by human errors. Set up your own retention policy beyond default standard retention periods by SaaS to avoid unintentional deletion.
Why back up SaaS

Unlimited accounts, license-free

An integrated and affordable SaaS-to-NAS backup solution that fits your IT budget planning.

  • One-time cost

    Costs remain flat no matter how many O365 or G Suite accounts you’re going to back up – as long as your storage allows.
  • Storage expandability

    Synology NAS also provides a variety of expansion units to let you scale on demand.
Unlimited accounts, license-free

Facilitating IT administration

Manage your backup tasks in one place even without IT expertise.

  • Simplified backup management : Simply log into your Office 365/G Suite admin account and your data will stay protected in a continuous manner. New users will be automatically added to backup tasks.
  • Instant content search : Use keywords to filter and retrieve emails, calendars, mail/calendar attachments, or contacts among backed up accounts.
  • Single instancing : Only unique content will be transferred and stored, thereby reducing backup time and space to optimize storage efficiency.
  • Granular restore in seconds : Join your Synology NAS to Microsoft Azure AD and Google Secure LDAP, and employees can log into the self-restore portal simply with their SaaS account.
Facilitating IT administration

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Active Backup for G Suite

  • Supported on x64 Synology NAS servers
  • Management
    • Centralized management interface to monitor G Suite My Drive, shared drives, mails, contacts and calendars, backup status, storage consumption, and historical transmission
    • Account discovery allows newly created users on G Suite to be automatically detected and selected for backup
    • Shared drive discovery allows newly added shared drives on G Suite to be automatically detected and selected for backup
  • Backup
    • Supported services
      • My Drive and shared drives: back up files, file sharing permissions, and corresponding metadata, including last modified time, folder color, and file description
      • Mail: back up data stored on Mail along with their attachments
      • Contacts: back up data stored on Contacts
      • Calendar: back up data stored on Calendar along with their attachments
    • Supports backing up Google online applications, including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Apps Script, and Jamboard
    • Allow all or selected users within a domain to be backed up in a task
    • Supports multi-domain backup
    • Supports backup policies: schedule, manual, and continuous backup mode
    • Supports retention policy: keep versions for a specified number of days or forever
  • Restoration and export
    • User privilege
      • All backup users can log in to Active Backup for G Suite Portal
      • Users with admin privilege can restore or download all users' backup data
      • Users without admin privilege can only restore or download their own backup data
    • Data restoration
      • My Drive and shared drives: supports restoring a single file or folder at a time
      • Mail: supports restoring multiple mails at a time
      • Contact: supports restoring multiple contacts at a time
      • Calendar: supports restoring multiple calendar events at a time
    • Data export
      • Drive: supports exporting a single file or folder at a time
      • Mail: supports exporting multiple mails in eml or multiple attachments at a time
      • Contact: supports exporting multiple contacts in csv at a time
      • Calendar: supports exporting multiple calendars events in ics at a time
    • Data and metadata can be restored to any user’s My Drive and shared drives
      • File sharing permissions of My Drive can be restored to any user’s My Drive
      • File sharing permissions of shared drives can be restored to any shared drives
    • Backup data preview
      • Mail: supports previewing content of email with attachments
      • Contact: supports previewing a contact’s information
    • Content search
      • Mail: supports filtering email data by sender, receiver, subject, keyword, date, and content within attachments
      • Contact: supports filtering contacts by email address
      • Calendar: supports filtering calendar events by creator, title, and location
  • Storage efficiency
    • Single instancing is supported on Btrfs file system. Files containing identical content will only be transferred once and stored on your Synology NAS with only one copy
    • Block-level deduplication enables files stored in Btrfs volumes to be deduplicated with their previous versions
  • Notifications
    • Provide notifications when backup tasks are canceled, failed, completed, or partially completed, and when there is no sufficient space for backup
  • Log
    • Offer logs for backup and restoration events

Active Backup for Office 365

  • Supported on x64 Synology NAS servers
  • Supports Office 365, Office 365 Germany, and Office 365 operated by 21Vianet
  • Supports Office 365 Business, Enterprise, Education, and Exchange Online plans
  • Supports multi-factor authentication
  • Backup
    • Supported services:
      • OneDrive for Business: back up files, file sharing permissions, and corresponding metadata, such as the last modified time stored on OneDrive for Business
      • Mail: back up data stored on personal, room, equipment, and shared mailboxes, along with their folders, folder structures, and attachments
      • Contacts: back up data stored on Contacts
      • Calendar: back up data stored on Calendar along with their attachments
      • SharePoint: back up document libraries and lists stored on Sites and My Sites
    • Allow all or selected users within a tenant to be backed up in a task
    • Supports multi-tenant backup
    • Supported backup policies: schedule, manual, and continuous backup mode
    • Supported retention policy: keep versions for the number of days or forever
  • Restoration and export
    • User privilege:
      • All backup users can log in to Active Backup for Office 365 Portal
      • Users with admin privilege can restore or download all users' backup data
      • Users without admin privilege can only restore or download their own backup data
    • Data restoration
      • Drive: supports restoring multiple files or folders in a directory at a time and restoring file sharing permissions
      • Mail: supports restoring multiple mails or a single mail folder
      • Contact: supports restoring multiple contacts at a time
      • Calendar: supports restoring multiple calendar events at a time
      • Site: supports restoring multiple document libraries or lists at a time
    • Data export
      • Drive: supports exporting a single file or folder at a time
      • Mail: supports exporting multiple mails in eml or multiple attachments at a time
      • Contact: supports exporting multiple contacts in csv at a time
      • Calendar: supports exporting multiple calendars events in ics at a time
      • Site: supports exporting multiple document libraries at a time
    • Backup data preview
      • Mail: supports previewing content of email with attachments
      • Contact: supports previewing a contact’s information
    • Content search
      • Mail: supports filtering email data by sender, receiver, subject, keyword, date, and content within attachments
      • Contact: supports filtering contacts by email address
      • Calendar: supports filtering calendar events by organizer, title, and location
      • Site: supports filtering document libraries, lists, or files by title, description, or content
  • Management
    • Centralized management interface for monitoring real-time and historical protection of backup services, storage consumption, as well as data transmission history
    • Enabling account discovery for any of the four services allows newly added users with that service enabled on Office 365 to be automatically detected and selected for backup
    • Enabling site discovery for site or my site allows newly created Sites and My Sites on Office 365 to be automatically detected and selected for backup
    • Supports deleting service backup data of each user from Synology NAS
  • Storage efficiency
    • Single instancing is supported for OneDrive files, Mail/Calendar attachments, and SharePoint files. Files containing identical content will only be transferred once and stored on your Synology NAS with only one copy
    • Block-level deduplication enables files stored in Btrfs volumes to be deduplicated with their previous versions
  • Notifications
    • Provide notifications when backup task are canceled, failed, completed, or partially completed, and when there is no sufficient space
  • Logs
    • Provide logs for backup, restoration, account discovery, and setting changes
  • More information regarding Active Backup for Office 365 can be found here

Notes:

  1. Please note that the figures marked in asterisks are derived from the Synology lab by using high-performance client computers with optimized network settings, and could vary in different environments.