Office 365 users—both end users and administrators— usually do not take back up of their Office 365 mailbox data. They believe that their data is secure in the cloud. But, it is a good practice to backup Office 365 emails and other items. Office 365 has an inbuilt method by which you can take back up to PST files. Also, there are a few Office 365 Backup tools that can export Office 365 mailboxes to PST files.
Office 365 platform allows users to store data in the cloud. However, data on the cloud is universally accessible. So, it can be subject to unauthorized accesses and hacking. Also, improper closing of the account and accidental deletion of items can happen from the side of the users. In the case of data loss or deletion, there are no ways to retrieve Office 365 mailbox data. So, to deal with the account loss and data loss issues, you should backup of your Office 365 mailboxes. Office 365 mailbox data, when backed up as PST files, is easy to share too.
Office 365 administrators can backup mailboxes using the Content Search eDiscovery method. But it requires much knowledge about Office 365 and Exchange admin center. If you are a technocrat, then you should try this method to export Office 365 mailbox to PST for free. If you are a novice, then this method is not reliable for you. So, you should try third-party Office 365 backup tools. We will discuss both the methods here:
Content Search eDiscovery tool is used to search and find data from the mailboxes/public folders of Exchange Online. Later, you can export this data to PST files for future use. To export Office 365 Mailbox to PST free, you need to log in your Office 365 account and got to Exchange Admin Center.
First, make sure that you are a member of the eDiscovery Manager role group. If you are not, add yourself.
Now you need to create a new Content search. In the Content search, you can select the mailboxes which you want to export. You can also filter your mailboxes before exporting. Finally, you can export this search.
Once the Office 365 export mailbox to PST process is completed, you can download the search results to your computer.
By providing the export key that you get while downloading the search results, you can save your Office 365 mailboxes as PST files to your system. Once office 365 mailboxes are backed up as PST files, you can use those files to access your mailboxes again in case of data loss.
Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore is a professional tool to backup single as well as multiple Office 365 mailboxes to PST files. Both end users and Office 365 administrators use this Office 365 Backup & Restore tool to backup mailboxes completely or selectively.