UofL is the same. Our scale does not lend itself to the kind of backup we used to do when we hosted email ourselves. We've been careful with our trash policies and make use of the recovered deleted items feature to give people 60 days to recover from ill conceived deletes.
University officials and others designated by appropriate authorities are placed on lit hold for records purposes.
The glaring hole in this strategy is what to do if Microsoft suffers a failure which results in loss of data. For the moment, we have chosen to accept that risk, but we review it regularly and re-evaluate backup approaches. So far, none have been cost effective.
Director - Technical Architecture & Computing
Interim Director - Enterprise Security
University of Louisville - Information Technology
Phone: +1 (502) 852-2767
The litigation hold approach is what we do. With about 50k accounts doing a traditional backup seems daunting.
We have around 1000 student and 300 employees mailboxes in O365.I was wondering if any institution is using a pure backup solution to back up their O365 mailboxes? We have been told by various vendors that the litigation hold feature in O365 can be leveraged as a backup option, in that case do we still need a backup solution, is it best practice? Is this the way forward with O365?Looking at the cost of pure backup solutions, is anyone going this route?
Please advise if any vendor or product that has performed well and is cost effective as a backup solution.
Donald Ambrose – Network Administrator
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M2H 3J1
Phone: 416.482.2340 ext. 209
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