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5 Best SharePoint Backup Solutions

Megha Sharma
Megha Sharma Updated On - 24 Aug 2020

SharePoint Server, a collaborative platform for managing, storing data, and sharing data, requires backup as a preventive measure to deal with unfortunate situations like inaccessibility, corruption or loss of data. SharePoint Online, as it is a cloud storage solution, is mostly affected by some online threats like hacking attempts, virus intrusions, ransomware, etc. So, there is a dire requirement to find a viable backup solution for the SharePoint Online data.

In the market, there are multiple SharePoint backup solutions from which choosing the right one would be a tough decision. To ease this task, we are going to discuss the top 5 SharePoint Backup solutions from which users can go for one depending on their needs and budget.

5 Best SharePoint Backup Solutions

Given here is the list of the top five SharePoint Backup solutions available in the market:

Let us ponder over the main features of each of these solutions and then analyze their capabilities to make the right choice.

Kernel Migrator for SharePoint

A SharePoint Migrator tool for performing all types of SharePoint migrations as well as SharePoint backups. (Read more)

 

Though this is primarily a SharePoint migration tool, users can download a copy from their SharePoint to the local system as a backup. The tool is highly reliable for migrations, easy backups, and fast restorations. This tool can be considered as a cost-effective solution for all SharePoint requirements, including backups and restorations.

Main Features

  • Backs up SharePoint (On-premises and Online) to File System
  • Filters like Date Filter, File Filter, User Filter, etc. for flexible backup
  • Allows choosing the desired destination for the SharePoint files and folders
  • SharePoint migrations between SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and SharePoint Online
  • File System to SharePoint, Google Drive, and OneDrive migrations;
  • Google Drive to Google Drive and OneDrive to OneDrive migrations

UpSafe Office 365 Cloud Backup

UpSafe Office 365 Cloud Backup tool performs complete backup and granular recovery of selected data. It allows backup of Microsoft 365 SharePoint data and restores to the desired location in a few clicks. It can be trusted for SharePoint backups.

Main Features

  • Creates a complete and quick SharePoint backup
  • Provides the whole list of SharePoint farm components for backup
  • Restores from old SharePoint backups
  • Restores to SharePoint Server directly
  • Backup and restore SharePoint Server from a single console

Metalogix Backup for SharePoint

This backup and recovery solution claims to backup all sorts of SharePoint content and restores it to SharePoint 2010 and above versions. It facilitates backup of complete SharePoint data, including databases, applications, and configurations. Also, it protects SharePoint data against SharePoint data loss issues in all situations. It facilitates on-demand recovery at the user level too.

Main Features

  • Creates a complete and quick SharePoint backup
  • Provides the whole list of SharePoint farm components for backup
  • Restores from old SharePoint backups
  • Restores to SharePoint Server directly
  • Backup and restore SharePoint Server from a single console

AvePoint Backup and Restore for SharePoint

This is a smart backup and recovery solution for SharePoint Server – for On-premises (SharePoint 2010 and above), SharePoint Online (Microsoft 365), and hybrid deployments.

This is a secure and reliable platform with a bunch of features and functions. It helps you perform centralized tracking and management. It is easy to meet SLA compliances with this tool.

Main Features

  • Provisions for full as well as incremental backups
  • Backs up and restores SharePoint content
  • Automated backup with retention and compliance rules
  • Backup OneDrive for Business and Virtual Machines too
  • Preserves metadata, version histories, security settings, etc.

SkyKick Cloud Backup

It is a complete solution for backup and restore of cloud platforms like SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft 365. This cloud-based backup solution helps you get back the data after corruption, data deletions, and other mishaps. The interface is interactive and user-friendly, and users can try it free.

Main Features

  • Backup SharePoint Online sites, subsites, lists, folders, files, and versions
  • Find SharePoint Sites for backup
  • Unlimited retention of deleted items and backup of SharePoint content
  • Quick data restoration with powerful search and restore facilities
  • Restore full or specific SharePoint Site collections

If users are still in confusion about selecting the best from the above-suggested solutions, then they can analyze the limitations of the tools along with the discussed features, then go with the most suited one.

This analysis is purely on a research basis. Users can try the above solutions personally one after the other and select the best one for them for performing the exclusive SharePoint Backup. We hope this blog would be a help to all.

Comparison of SharePoint Backup Solutions

If you are still in confusion about selecting the best tool from the above-suggested solutions, then you can analyze the features and limitations of the tool from the table and then go with the most suited one.

Kernel Migrator for SharePoint UpSafe Office 365 Cloud Backup Metalogix Backup for SharePoint AvePoint Backup and Restore for SharePoint SkyKick Cloud Backup
Benefits
  • Pre-Migration Analysis
  • Backup of Sites, Lists, Permissions, Libraries (Migrations too)
  • Backup of On-premises and SharePoint Online data
  • Scheduling of  Backup
  • Direct backup and restore of SharePoint Online groups and documents
  • Schedule backups
  • Intense search – message level restore
  • Backup and Restore On-premises SharePoint Servers
  • Full farm backups; Scheduling backups
  • Restore from a farm backup
  • Granular objects restore
  • Backup complete SharePoint Online and On-Premises data
  • Backup storage facilities in Azure, cloud environments
  • Automatic backup and On-demand restore
  • Backup and restore SharePoint Online data
  • Extends Microsoft native data retention policy (deleted users too)
Graphic User Interface Simple, Direct, and User-friendly Account profile-based; Web console interface Descriptive interface with multiple features and  options A little complex interface Web-based interface with descriptive features
Supported Environments Windows Operating System Windows, Mac, Web-based Windows Operating System Windows Operating System Windows, Mac, Web-based
Pricing Free Trial version; License –
$ 399 (Corporate version), $ 999 (Technician version) – One Time Purchase
No Free Trial Version; Pricing – $ 2/month/user Free Trial version; For pricing contact Sales Free Trial version; Contact Sales for pricing Free Trial with Account Setup;
Fixed pricing based on licenses
Drawbacks Focuses more on SharePoint migration, but allows downloading SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server content to File System easily. Backup and Restore of SharePoint Online data; Cloud backup only. Also max. storage limit is 350GB. It supports backup of SharePoint data with the database file but not applicable for SharePoint Online data backup. Smart and powerful recovery, backup, and restore of SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server content but still lacks in easy design and approach. A single platform for Cloud backup, which includes SharePoint Online only. So, not deal for SharePoint On-premises data.
Latest version and update date Version 20.6, updated in June 2020 N/A Version 6.8, Aug 2020 N/A N/A

 

This analysis is purely based on our own research and the content available in the public domain. Users can try the above solutions personally one after another from their websites and select the best one for them for SharePoint Backup. We hope this blog would be a help for all.

Conclusion

The blog introduces five best solutions for the backup of SharePoint data. It mentions some important features of each of them along with the major limitations letting the users decide the best one for them.