Back up Microsoft Teams
This chapter covers the following topics:
- Getting Started with Teams Backup
- Browsing the Teams Backups
- Back up Teams
- Restore Teams Files
- Delete Files from Teams Backup
To back up Microsoft Teams files, make sure make sure you have a valid subscription including SharePoint/ Teams license. A SharePoint/Teams license is required for every domain to back up SharePoint and Microsoft Teams on this domain.
To learn more about licensing, refer to the Licensing chapter
Getting Started with Teams Backup
To enable Microsoft Teams backup, click Configure Backup on the dashboard, then turn on Teams backup services.
To create the initial backup, click Save. The backup task is created and will be scheduled automatically. You can monitor the backup task processing using Task Manager.
Once the initial backup is completed, you can view a list of backed up items.
Browsing the Teams Backups
The Microsoft Teams backup structure looks as follows:
Each team contains a list of channels
Each team channel contains its posts and files.
To view a list of posts of a particular channel, click Posts
To view a list of files of a particular channel, click Files.
Note that Microsoft Teams files are kept on a SharePoint side. To back up Microsoft Teams files of a team, enable the SharePoint backup for the team first
Back up Teams
To run Teams files backup, select Teams in the horizontal menu bar. By default, Teams backup is performed twice per week automatically. To start the urgent backup for the selected user, click Backup Now. You will be notified about the backup job creating event. You can monitor the backup task processing using the Task Manager.
Restore Teams Files
Microsoft Teams files are stored in SharePoint, so they can be restored using the SharePoint Restore feature.
The restore of the Microsoft Teams Posts feature is currently under development. You still can use Microsoft Teams Posts backup feature to keep backup copies on backup storage
Microsoft Teams files can be downloaded from the SharePoint backup as well as the Teams backups.
To download a file, browse the backup content, then click the particular file to view its revision list. Revisions appear to the right. Click the required file revision to download it to the Downloads folder.
Delete Files from Teams Backup
Microsoft Teams files are stored in SharePoint, so they can be deleted using the SharePoint Delete feature.