Use Synology Active Backup for Backup Office 365


A large majority of us have moved our Email to Office 365, we need to back it up. Luckily Synology has a cost-effective solution for that. The Synology Active Backup for Office 365 is a cost-effective solution that is simple to deploy to protect your entire Microsoft 365 tenant’s data. Let’s take a look at the solution!

Synology Active Backup for Office 365 YouTube Video

Synology Active Backup for Office 365 Features

Synology Active Backup for Office 365 is a comprehensive backup solution designed to protect data in Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. Here’s a summary of its key features:

Comprehensive Backup:

Active Backup for Office 365 allows you to back up OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, emails in Exchange Online, and contacts and calendar data. This ensures that all aspects of your Office 365 data are protected.

Incremental Backup:

The backup solution supports incremental backups. This means after the initial full backup is complete, only changes made since the last backup are stored in the next backup. This backup methodology approach saves storage space and reduces backup time.

Self-Service Recovery:

Users can restore files themselves from the backup without needing to involve IT staff, speeding up the recovery process and reducing the workload on IT.

Centralized Management:

It offers a centralized interface to manage backup and restore tasks for all Office 365 users within the organization.

Data Compliance Support:

Helps in meeting data compliance requirements by ensuring that a secure copy of your Office 365 data is always available.

Multiple Versioning:

Active Backup keeps multiple versions of backups, allowing you to restore data from different points in time, which is crucial for dealing with ransomware attacks or accidental deletions.


Data is encrypted both in transit and at rest, ensuring that your backup data is secure from unauthorized access.

Flexible Scheduling:

Flexible Scheduling allows you to schedule backups to run at specific times, ensuring minimal impact on network and system performance during peak hours.

Efficient Storage Utilization:

Uses Synology’s storage efficiency technologies like deduplication and compression to reduce the storage footprint of backups.

Cross-Office 365 Domain Backup:

Supports backing up data from multiple Office 365 domains, catering to businesses with diverse organizational structures.

Synology Active Backup for Office 365 is tailored for businesses that rely heavily on Office 365 tools and are looking for an efficient, secure, and user-friendly backup solution.

In the next session we’ll go through the overview of how to configure this solution.


The software configuration process is readily available on business models of Synology NAS devices. This is the easiest Office 365 to set up and configuration.


  1. Install the Synology Active Backup for Office 365 from the package center.
  2. Sign into Office 365 with an Administrator Account to approve the OAuth2.0/Modern Authentication privileges.
  3. Configure the backup job.
  4. Let it run


Lastly, the YouTube video also shows how to restore files and has general recommendations on what hardware to use in a business environment.

If you like the video, please subscribe on to our channel on YouTube. If you’re curious about other Synology uses, I have a many other posts about Synology NAS uses.

-Terry Sheridan