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SaaS Backup for Office 365 has three predefined tiers of backup policies. These policy tiers vary in backup frequency and data retention period, depending upon whether you are using SaaS Backup provided storage or BYOS.

You can move data between the three policies, but you cannot create new policies or change the parameters of the predefined tiers.

Backup policies for SaaS Backup provided storage

Backup policy Backup frequency Default data retention period

Tier 1

Once every 12 hours

3 years

Tier 2

Once every 18 hours

3 years

Tier 3

Once every 24 hours

3 years

Backup policies for BYOS

Backup policy Backup frequency Default data retention period

Tier 1

Once every 12 hours

Forever

Tier 2

Once every 18 hours

Forever

Tier 3

Once every 24 hours

Forever