Creating and managing rules inside NetApp SaaS Backup for Office 365 Edit on GitHub

Rules allow you to automatically move users to a preselected backup tier based on predefined criteria.

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Creating rules

You can create rules for Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft OneDrive for Business. Rules for Microsoft Exchange Online are applied before rules for Microsoft OneDrive for Business. You cannot create rules for Microsoft SharePoint Online.

You must apply a user defined filter to your data before you can create a rule. Applied filters are displayed below the Filter icon. NetApp SaaS Backup for Office 365 default filters appear in gray. User defined filters appear in light blue.
Example of user defined filter and SaaS Backup defined filter for creating rules

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, select the service for which you want to create rules.

  2. Click view next to the number of protected or unprotected mailboxes for Microsoft Exchange Online or MySites for Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

  3. Click Create Rule.
    If no user created filter is applied, Screenshot of create rule button does not appear.

  4. Enter a name for the rule.

  5. For Destination Group, select the tier to which you want users who meet the rule’s criteria to be moved.

  6. Select Apply to existing items if you want the rule to be immediately applied to all unprotected items. If not selected, the rule is applied to newly discovered items and any unprotected items the next time new items are discovered.

Multiple rules can be created. The rules are applied in the order they appear in the Manage Rules list.
Manage rules screen
You can click the up down rules icon to move a rule up or down in the list.

Managing rules

Steps
  1. From the Dashboard, select the service for which you want to create rules.

  2. Click view next to the number of protected or unprotected mailboxes for Microsoft Exchange Online or MySites for Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

  3. Click Filter.
    Screenshot of filter dropdown menu button

  4. Click Rules.
    The existing rules are displayed.

  5. Click Apply Now to apply the rule to existing unprotected items.

  6. Click Screenshot of delete icon to delete the rule.
    The status of the items to which the rule was previously applies is not changed when the rule is deleted.