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: Fix for incorrect email reporting (due to SQL database error)

Release notes

Recently, Office 365 changed the behaviour of one of its APIs, triggering a problem in BackupAssist 365. 

You may see one or more of these problems:

  • daily report emails alternate between 0 backups run and X backups run, where X > 1
  • error message “failed to save the task result in the database”

Not everyone will experience this issue. It seems to be specific to certain tenants, and specific machines / operating systems. This build should fix the issue.

Community build: Select users to back up by Group

Release notes

It can be more convenient to select which Groups to back up (mailboxes & OneDrive for Business) instead of by individual user. This build allows you to do that.

In environments where there are many users, it can be more convenient to select user accounts to back up by group.

  • updates to group membership automatically propagate to the backup configuration
  • each time the backup runs, BackupAssist will query the selected groups and back up the appropriate user accounts
  • this works for both Mailboxes and OneDrive for Business storage

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
OneDrive for Business Restore - allow you to restore to a different user's accountv1.9.61 November 2021
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