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I use SharePoint Workspace to keep my online Office 365 content (i.e., libraries, lists, and so on) synchronized on my PC.
However, a synced copy of my online content is not the same as a backup. A backup allows for roll back to a specific point in time as far back as backups are kept (e.g., even for as long as years).
I am able to access the local synced content via the SharePoint Workspace software and even via Windows Explorer (Desktop\User_Name\Workspaces). Nonetheless, backup software, such as Retrospect, cannot access this folder, and therefore I cannot make a backup of the Workspace without manual intervention such as manually copying the workspace content to an accessible folder (e.g., My Documents) so that it can be backed up by Retrospect.
I am seeking a solution to automatically (without any manual intervention) backup the content in each of my Workspaces daily.
Any guidance would be much appreciated.
Hi Harold Abilock,
This is Jonis from Microsoft SharePoint Online Support.
When you synchronize with SharePoint Online and Microsoft Office Workspace, the files are available on your client machine. From Start Open your personal folder (Your Account Name) ->under Favorites select Workspaces -> SharePoint workspace instance. Select the files and folders you would like to backup. If you would like the information available, in another location on the local drive, you can create a shortcut to Workspaces or your SharePoint Workspace instances.
If that does not answer your question please let me know as I will continue to monitor this thread for a few days and will reply to any additional posts or questions.
Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint Support
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did you get a solution to this item?
I'm having the same problem - i want to copy the files in my workspace to another location such as a USB drive that i will stick in a cupboard somewhere in case of theft or changes of the original files etc... currently there does not seem to be a method of doing this. The help file states i should be able to right-click and archive but these options are not available in my version of MS SharePoint Workspaces 2010
thanks in advance