What’s New in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, Part 4: Support for multi-geo Microsoft 365 organizations

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Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 is the successor to Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5. As Microsoft changed the name of its productivity cloud services, so did Veeam. But this is not the only change.

In this series of blogposts, I’ll look at the new and improved features in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6, explain why this feature might be important to you and how to put it to good use for your organization.

In Part 1 of the series, we discussed the Microsoft Authentication Library and the Graph API for Modern Authentication scenarios. In Part 2, we talked about Backup Copies to Object Storage. Part 3 featured the brand new Self-service Restore Portal. Today, let’s look at the support for multi-geo Microsoft 365 organizations.

About Multi-Geo in Microsoft 365

Multi-Geo capabilities in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online enable control of shared resources like SharePoint team sites and Microsoft 365 Group mailboxes stored at rest in a specified geographic location.

Each user, group mailbox, and SharePoint site has a Preferred Data Location (PDL) which indicates the geographic location to store their related data. People’s personal data (Exchange mailbox and OneDrive for Business) along with any Microsoft 365 Groups and/or SharePoint sites that they create can be stored in the specified geographic location to meet data residency requirements. Additionally, specific administrators can be configured for each geographic location.

These multi-geo capabilities are primarily used by larger organizations. Alas, Veeam Backup for Office 365 didn’t have support for it.

Support in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6

Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 can now meet the data protection needs of Microsoft 365 tenants that are distributed between multiple geographic regions within their primary tenant.

Further reading

Multi-Geo Capabilities in OneDrive and SharePoint Online 
What's new in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v6 
KB4286: Release Information for Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 6.0

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