Vanessa Toves, a Microsoft 365 expert, joins us again to explain exactly why you need to backup Microsoft 365 and similar services. We talk about how Microsoft is only responsible for that platform; you are responsible for the data. Particular attention is given to the idea that somehow Retention Policies are a substitute for backup. She explains exactly why that is not the case. In fact, her experience with such policies has her struggling to wrap her head around why someone would want to do that.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.