BackupAssist 365 Community

BackupAssist 365 Community Builds

Regularly updated, early access to the latest features.

What is a community build?

A community build is a pre-release build that has passed through internal testing, and is ready for our community to try. We encourage our community to try the software in a variety of environments, to identify potential issues in the field.

Community build: Improved OneDrive for Business Restore.

Release notes

Restoring to OneDrive for Business can now be done as an administrator, enabling you to restore to any user account you choose.

To do this, follow this process:

  • choose to restore to “Cloud Folder”, and OneDrive for Business.
  • when you are prompted to log on to do the restore, use the backup user login (the same user that does the backups).
  • select the user account you want to restore to

Community build: Faster opening of PST files

Release notes

When backing up huge mailboxes (e.g. 30GB +) to fragmented hard drives, it can take a long time (hours) to open a PST file. This build includes caching mechanisms to reduce the opening time by a factor of 2 to 10.

Previous Community Builds

Past community builds have been incorporated into the mainstream release and are available on the BackupAssist 365 Downloads page.

FunctionalityVersion releaseRelease date
Multi-site SharePoint backups in a single backup jobv1.9.51 October 2021
Support for backing up SharePoint Subsitesv1.9.1.130 June 2021
New Graphical User Interface (GUI)v1.9.131 May 2021
Mailbox restore via CLIv1.9.0.517 May 2021
Mailbox backups: prevent infinite retries if Exchange returns an invalid XML response.v1.9.0.012 Feb 2021
Mailbox backups: preserve folder structure for deleted items in the "Historical Items" folderv1.8.224 Dec 2020
Back up files from Dropbox and SFTP (provided as beta functionality)v1.8.224 Dec 2020
OneDrive for Business - automatic rights grantingv1.8.126 Oct 2020
Faster reconnection after network problemsv1.8.010 Sep 2020
Network share support - back up to a network sharev1.7.127 Sep 2020
Exchange Server TLS 1.2 support - use TLS 1.2 to connect to Exchange Servers - necessary where TLS 1.0 and 1.1 have been disabled. This also enables connection to Exchange 2019.v1.7.110 Aug 2020
SharePoint / OneDrive for Business login reauthentication fixv1.7.110 Aug 2020