How often sharepoint online makes a backup of the libraries and how long it stores them?

Gissela Hidalgo 1 Reputation point

Sharepoint online offers high availability of its services and data, how often it performs backups and for how long it stores them

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  1. Sameh Mohamed Naguib 6 Reputation points

    Please take a look at the following article:


    as mentioned in the article:

    SharePoint Online retains backups of all content for 14 additional days beyond actual deletion. If content can not be restored via the Recycle Bin or Files Restore, an administrator can contact Microsoft Support to request a restore any time inside the 14 day window .

    Note: Restorations from backups can only be completed for site collections or subsites, not for specific files, lists, or libraries. If you need to recover a specific item, find it in the Recycle Bin, right-click it, and choose Restore.

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  2. AllenXu-MSFT 17,576 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Gissela Hidalgo ,

    For SharePoint Online, MS handle the backup part. Backups are performed every 12 hours and retained for 14 days.

    See more detailed info under this thread: Back up and restore in SharePoint Online.


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