Microsoft 365 Backup: Maximizing data security with local storage solutions

Microsoft 365 has revolutionized the way we work. But as businesses increasingly rely on this cloud-based platform to store and share critical data, the need for a reliable backup and recovery solution becomes more urgent than ever.

What if your data is lost, corrupted, or attacked by malicious actors?

That’s where local backup solutions come in. With local storage backup solutions, you can ensure unbeatable security, data sovereignty, and control over your backups, all while enjoying seamless accessibility and peace of mind.

In this article, we’ll show you why backing up your Microsoft 365 data to local storage, as opposed to cloud backup solutions, is the way to go for IT specialists who value security, control, and efficiency. We’ll also cover what role BackupAssist 365 plays in ensuring data security with local storage and how it can make your life that much easier. 

Benefits of Microsoft 365 local storage backup 

When it comes to data backup and recovery, there’s no room for compromise. You need a solution that not only protects your data from loss or corruption but also gives you the power to control and access it on your own terms.

That’s why backing up your Microsoft 365 data to local storage with BackupAssist 365 is a game-changer. With BackupAssist 365, you can say goodbye to the risks of relying on third-party cloud providers and enjoy the following benefits:

Enhanced Security and Data Sovereignty

With BackupAssist 365, your sensitive data is no longer at the mercy of security failures from cloud backup providers who are often the target of hacking. You get total control of where your backup is located and who can access it, providing maximum privacy and data sovereignty. Plus, with the option to protect your backup in an encrypted file system or a password-protected PST file, you can rest assured that your data is safe from prying eyes.

Direct Access and Control

Unlike other cloud-based solutions, BackupAssist 365 gives you direct access to your data without being dependent on a third-party service. You can easily manage your backups on your own terms, without having to wait for a service provider to act.

Reduced Reliance on Third-Party Cloud Providers

By backing up your Microsoft 365 data to local storage with BackupAssist 365, you’re no longer relying on a third-party cloud provider for your data protection and recovery needs. This reduces the risks associated with entrusting your sensitive data to another provider and helps you save on storage costs in the long run.

How BackupAssist 365 differs from other Microsoft 365 backups

When backing up your Microsoft 365 data, you have a plethora of options to choose from. But not all solutions are created equal.

You need to find a solution that not only meets your needs but also offers you the best value for your money. That’s where BackupAssist 365 stands out – with its cost-effectiveness and versioning capabilities. Let’s analyze this further: 


With other cloud-based solutions, you may end up paying hefty storage costs over time, especially as your data grows. But with BackupAssist 365, you can avoid those costs altogether by backing up your Microsoft 365 data to local storage. This not only saves you money in the long run, but also gives you complete control over where your data is stored and who can access it.

Versioning Capabilities

With BackupAssist 365, you can enable versioning of your backups, which means you can go back to an older version of your backup if needed. This is particularly useful if you need to restore data that has been accidentally deleted or corrupted. With versioning, you can roll back to a previous state of your data and avoid costly downtime or data loss.

With its unique features and benefits, BackupAssist 365 is a necessary tool for data backup and recovery, giving you the peace of mind and control you deserve so you can focus on what matters most – your business.

Types of data within Microsoft 365 that BackupAssist 365 can protect

Imagine waking up one day to find that your critical data on Microsoft 365 is gone. Maybe it was deleted by mistake, corrupted by a virus, or hacked by a malicious attacker.

Whatever the reason, the fact remains – your business is at risk of losing valuable data and facing serious consequences.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to have a reliable backup and recovery that can protect your Microsoft 365 data and ensure business continuity. Let’s take a look at the types of Microsoft 365 data that BackupAssist 365 can protect:

Mailbox data

With BackupAssist 365, you can select which mailbox to back up, and it will back up all emails, including their attachments, calendar events, deleted items, notes, etc. into a PST file. This gives you the flexibility to access and restore individual mail items or restore the entire mailbox contents to a live server or to Microsoft 365.

SharePoint and OneDrive data

With BackupAssist 365, you can select files/folders (select what to include/exclude) and back up your SharePoint data and OneDrive data. This includes all document libraries, files, and folders stored in SharePoint and OneDrive, and you can restore individual files or entire folders to a local directory or back to the original (or another) SharePoint or OneDrive location.

Recovering Microsoft 365 data from local storage using BackupAssist 365

With BackupAssist 365, you can recover your Microsoft 365 data from local storage with minimum downtime and maximum flexibility. Here are two key recovery capabilities of BackupAssist 365:

Accessing individual mailbox backups or restoring entire mailbox contents

With BackupAssist 365, you can quickly access individual backup PST files and restore them to a live mailbox on a server or Microsoft 365. This means you can recover just the data you need.

Restoring individual files or entire folders to a local directory or back to the original location

Whether you need to recover a single file or a whole folder, BackupAssist 365 makes it easy to restore your SharePoint and OneDrive data to a local directory or back to the original location. This gives you the flexibility to recover exactly what you need, without wasting time on irrelevant data.

By using BackupAssist 365 powerful recovery capabilities, you ensure complete and undeniable data protection, no matter what challenges may appear. And most importantly, you can rest easy knowing that your data is in good hands.

Additional security measures provided by BackupAssist 365 when backing up Microsoft 365 data to local storage

When it comes to backing up your Microsoft 365 data, it’s not just about convenience and peace of mind. Security is also a top priority for IT specialists.

BackupAssist’s BackupAssist 365 solution understands this concern and offers a range of additional security measures to keep your data safe and secure when backed up to local storage. Here are three key ways that BackupAssist 365 protects your data:

Encrypted file system for files

With BackupAssist 365, your backup files can be protected using an encrypted file system, making it nearly impossible for unauthorized users to access your data.

Password protection for PST file backup of mailboxes

For mailbox backups, BackupAssist 365 uses a PST file backup that can be password-protected, adding a layer of security to make sure that only authorized users can access the data. 

Virus scan for attachments

To guarantee that your backups are free from viruses and other malware that could compromise your data, BackupAssist 365 scans all email attachments and skips items that fail the scan. It’s like having your very own data bodyguard protecting your information!

By taking advantage of these additional security measures, you can focus on your business goals with the confidence that your data is in good hands. That is our goal with the creation of BackupAssist 365. 


In summary, BackupAssist 365 is a comprehensive solution for backing up your Microsoft 365 data to local storage. With enhanced security, data sovereignty, and direct access and control, BackupAssist 365 reduces reliance on third-party cloud providers. Prioritizing data backup and recovery in your organization ensures your data is secure and easily recoverable in case of a disaster scenario. Remember, data loss can happen at any time, and prevention is always better than cure. So, act today and safeguard your Microsoft 365 data with BackupAssist 365!

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