Microsoft Stores Backups For 14 Days, But Restores Them in 15

A cautionary tale of relying on the automatic backups in SharePoint Online

Reading Time: 10 minutes. This post was most recently updated on October 11th, 2018.So Microsoft keeps 14-day rolling backups of your SharePoint Online sites. That’s awesome – no need to take backups anymore, right? Not so fast. It’s not always so easy, and by just relying on these backups, you risk losing your data. Forever, I might add. This cautionary tale is about SharePoint Online, but I’d say you’ll need to take caution anytime you’re dealing with Microsoft’s automatic backups. The story starts with the client doing something unwise – a prime example would be them removing the root web of their classic SharePoint […]