60983: Acronis Backup Cloud: how to export Office 365 archives from Cloud to local storage

use Google Translate

Applies to: 

Scenario

You are backing up Office 365 mailboxes to Acronis Cloud.

To prevent storage overuse, you want to keep historical data on-site while preserving current backups in the Cloud storage.

This article describes how to export an archive from Acronis Cloud to a local storage.

Solution

Step 1: Install Command-Line Tool

You need to perform the steps below on a machine where an Acronis Agent and Acronis Command-Line Tool are installed. By default, Acronis Command-Line Tool is installed along with the Agent for Windows.

To check where the tool is already installed and to install it, if need be:

  1. Download the full installation package of Acronis Backup Cloud: in the backup management console, navigate to Devices -> All devices, click Add, scroll to the bottom and select either x32- or x64-bit installation package in the Download all agents for installation in Windows section.
  2. Run the installation package.
  3. Click Modify installed components.
  4. Check whether Command-Line Tool is selected:
    • if it is selected, the tool is already installed; you can close the installation wizard
    • if it is not selected, select it (leave other selections as is) and click Modify.

Step 2: Export archive

To use the export command the machine performing this operation must be registered in the same backup account as the Agent for Office 365 performing the backup. If you are working on the machine where the Agent for Office 365 is install, proceed with the export. If you are working on another machine, re-register this machine to the backup account performing Office 365 backup (this article explains how to register a machine to another account).

Once the tool is installed, use the following command to export archive from Cloud to local folder:

acrocmd export archive --loc=online:// --credentials=<user name>,<password> --arc=<cloud archive name> --password=<archive password> --target=<location> --credentials=<target user name>,<target password> --target_arc=<local archive name>

where:

<user name> is the backup account and <password> is this user's password

<cloud archive name> is the name of the archive in Acronis Cloud
In the backup management console, navigate to Backups -> Cloud Storage -> select the archive and click the Details tab

<archive password> is the password of the Cloud archive (if previously specified for the archive)

<location> is the local location where the archive should be downloaded to; you might need to specify credentials for the target location; in this case, add:
--credentials=<target user name>,<target password>

<local archive name> is the name of the archive in the local storage

If you have re-registered the machine to the backup account of Office 365 backups, register it back to the initial account (this article explains how to register a machine to another account).

More information

After exporting the archives to the local storage, you can delete them in the Cloud (to free up space). To delete archives or specific recovery points from the Cloud storage, follow this guide.

In case you will later need to recover from the locally stored archives:

  1. In the backup management console, navigate to Backups.
  2. Click Browse.
  3. In the Machine to browse from, select the machine with Agent for Office 365.
  4. Browse and select the locally stored archive. See this guide for details.
You are reporting a typo in the following text:
Simply click the "Send typo report" button to complete the report. You can also include a comment.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
9 + 10 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.