Why Let Office 365 Backup to Wasabi?
To understand why some users let their Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) backup to Wasabi, first of all, let’s learn something about Wasabi.
Wasabi is a cloud storage service that allows users to store and access their files, photos, videos, or other content online. For years, Wasabi is popular for its affordable price, low-latency storage, and high-standard protection. Whether you want to use Wasabi for personal or for business, it can perform well. Moreover, Wasabi claims that it is the only cloud storage purpose-built for large enterprises and MSPs.
After having a basic impression of Wasabi, it’s time to show some benefits of backing up data to Wasabi from the following 3 aspects.
- Cost-Effective Storage: One of the main features of Wasabi is that it is more affordable than some other cloud drives and its price excludes the additional fees for egress or API calls. For 1 TB of storage, Wasabi costs $5.99/month, while Office 365 needs $6.99/month. So, if you backup Office 365 to Wasabi, you can save money on expanding the storage.
- Reliable and Secure Protection: Wasabi protects your data from several perspectives, such as physical security, data storage security, management access security, and payment data security. Besides, Wasabi cares about outside security and it has 3rd-party-evaluated and regulatory frameworks. By backing up Microsoft 365 to Wasabi, your files can have better protection.
- More Permissions Control: You can set various permissions on Wasabi. With them, you can easily control the access to your files. For example, after you create a Bucket on Wasabi, you can set policies to restrain access to your Wasabi account like Read Only or Full Access. Also, you can lock the files so that no one can modify them until they reach the retention time.
Now you must know what Wasabi is and why people choose to backup Microsoft 365 to Wasabi. But how to do that? The next sections will show you 2 ways to backup Office 365. An advanced way as MultCloud Cloud Backup and a common way as uploading the files.
Office 365 Backup to Wasabi by MultCloud Cloud Backup [Automatic & Fast]
Backing up Microsoft 365 to Wasabi is an easy thing for MultCloud because it offers a specific function for backing up clouds which is called Cloud Backup. After adding the two cloud drives, with just a few clicks, the backing-up task will be established.
Backing up by Cloud Backup has many fortes, such as fast backing-up speed and simple operations. You can also track the backup trails in the Task Lists on MultCloud. Besides, the same steps of backing up Office 365 to Wasabi can be used for other clouds backup.
OneDrive is one of the Office 365 apps and is used as a cloud storage to save the Office 365 files. Here this post will list the steps of backing up OneDrive files to Wasabi as an example of Office 365 backup.
Step 1: Open the MultCloud website and create a MultCloud account for free.
Step 2: Click “Add Cloud” in the left bar and then select the icons of OneDrive and Wasabi. After logging in to your OneDrive and Wasabi accounts, the two clouds are added to MultCloud.
Step 3: Select “Cloud Backup”, choose OneDrive in the left box, and choose Wasabi in the right box.
Step 4: Open Schedule under the left box, choose the backup frequency in accordance with your needs, and tick the box beside Schedule. Then click “Backup Now” and your OneDrive will be automatically backed up to Wasabi.
Note: In Options, you can select Email to let MultCloud send you an email after finishing the process. And Filter is used to ignore or only backup the files with the extensions you added. If you have large quantities of files to backup, you can upgrade to MultCloud VIP, so that you can get 10 threads to transfer files which will be much faster.
When the backup process is complete, you can choose to restore the files to the source cloud. If you backup the files for times, you can even select the version to restore.
Office 365 Backup to Wasabi by Uploading [Manual & Slow]
Except for MultCloud, you can backup files on Microsoft 365 to Wasabi by uploading. This way may not be as recommended as the first one because the manually uploading process relies much on the network. If your network connection is unstable, it may waste time. Also, you have to download the Office 365 desktop apps or the files on Office 365 cloud to your computer before uploading to Wasabi which takes up the computer storage.
To be more practical, you can try both of these 2 ways and compare them to decide which one is better. The steps for uploading files to Wasabi are shown below. But first of all, you have to download Office 365 app, so that you can select the files in File Explorer.
Step 1: Enter the Wasabi website and log in to your Wasabi account.
Step 2: Click “Buckets” in the left bar and choose or create a folder to save the files you want to back up.
Step 3: Open the selected folder and click “UPLOAD FILES” in the upper-right corner. Here you have 2 options to upload files. One is “Drag & Drop Files and Folders” and another one is “Browse Files”.
Step 4: If you choose “Drag & Drop Files and Folders”, you have to drag the files or folders from your computer and drop them in the box. Or, if you click the “Browse Files” button, you will select the files in File Explorer. Then click “START UPLOAD” and your files will be backed up to Wasabi.
You must know the 3 benefits of backing up files to Wasabi and acquire 2 solutions on how does Office 365 backup to Wasabi. The first one of these 2 ways is backing up by MultCloud Cloud Backup which is free and easy to use. Another one is backing up by uploading files manually which may be time-consuming. It is a good choice for you to try both of them and pick your favorite one.
When you try the first method, you can also use other functions of MultCloud, such as Cloud Transfer and Cloud Sync. To transfer files from OneDrive to Wasabi, Cloud Transfer can provide you with a brand new experience by which you don’t need to upload and download files and the files won’t lose during the transfer process.