Skip duplicate items while backing up/restoring Office 365 data

To secure the Office 365 content and ensure its accessibility when the server is offline, when the internet facility is unavailable, or login credentials are misplaced, the regular backup of Office 365 data is suggested. These backups may include duplicate items when taken manually. So, choosing a perfect professional solution like Kernel Office 365 Backup and Restore is the best option. It lets users skip already migrated items to avoid any duplicate items during migration (Incremental Migration). This advanced utility facilitates automated backup of Office 365, on-premises/hosted Exchange Server items to PST, and other file formats and restoring Outlook PST files to Office 365 or on-premises/hosted Exchange Server. Let us understand the software features and functions more in the coming section.

Know How to Skip Duplicate Items in Office 365 While backing

The Incremental Migration feature of Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore lets you skip duplicate items during the migration. Here, we will show you how to skip duplicate items using the Incremental Migration option.

Download the software and install it on your system.

  1. Launch the software on your system.
  2. On the Welcome Screen, click the Backup option to initiate the Backup Office 365 process on your system. Office 365 Backup and Restore
  3. Click the Add option to add the Office 365 account for the backup. add the Office 365 account
  4. On the Office 365/Exchange Login page, enter the cloud account login credentials like user name and password. Select the Single Mailbox option to add the administrator mailbox for backup. If you want to assign the permission rights to the user mailboxes, select the related checkbox, and finally, click the Add option. Office 365/Exchange Login
  5. The Office 365 account is successfully added. Users can add more accounts by clicking on the plus icon. Here, click the Set Filter and Migrate option to proceed with a single Office 365 account. Set Filter and Migrate
  6. Select the Migration Type folder from Microsoft 365 mailbox, public folder, and archive mailbox option and click Migrate. Migration Type
  7. All the content within the added Office 365 account mailbox will get listed on the Filter Selection page. Here, you have the choice to select folders for backup, add a date range filter, item type filter, exclude deleted or empty folders, and set operation time out. Also, we have the main option to skip previously migrated items to perform an incremental backup process; select this option. This option helps to prevent or skip any duplicate item migration in the backup process.

    After all filters and options selections, click I am OK, Start Migration. Start Migration

  8. On the next page, select the output file format such as PST and click OK. select the output file
  9. Now, select the destination folder on the system drive or create a new folder via the Make New Folder option to create a new folder with any name on the specified system drive. Then click OK. select the destination
  10. The selected Office 365/ Microsoft 365 backup without any duplicate items will start and display the live progress. display the live progress
  11. On the completion of the backup process of Office 365, a confirmation message will appear. Click Ok and save the backup report to CSV file format at the desired system drive with the given option. completed backup process

Note: The Filter Selection page options, including the Skip Previously Migrated Items (Incremental) are similar while restoring PST files to Office 365 with the Restore feature of the application.

Therefore, you can keep the earlier moved items away from the current backup process. It is an extremely useful option for such accounts that require consistent and timely backup, and it will also reduce the size of resultant PST file smaller and agile.

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