OneDrive for Business Files Restore

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Announced at Ignite, OneDrive for Business Files Restore is soon to be released.  Here are a few more details including rollout dates from the corresponding Message center post and how to article:

 

"If your organization’s OneDrive files get deleted, corrupted, or infected by malware, with the File Restore feature, you may be able to restore your entire OneDrive to a previous time. Files Restore helps you undo all the actions that occurred on both files and folders within the last 30 days."

 

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The rollout is coming soon, starting at the end of January, with completion expected by mid-February. The support article has specifics on how the feature works - Restore your OneDrive.

 

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The main point to understand is this feature is dependant on version history and the recycle bin to restore the OneDrive files. If version history is turned off, File Restore will not work.  There are a few other caveats mentioned in the article.

 

I tweeted about this yesterday before we had the additional details and there was a lot of interest in this feature, so I think this will be a really welcome option when facing a data loss situation!

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I wounder why users could switch versioning Off ;)
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Absolutely, there can't be many!

 

A wider point was OneDrive for Business Files Restore is using existing features and is a refined smart front-end to features already available for data recovery.

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Some of us are starting to see this feature now, so it's worth checking if 'Restore OneDrive' appears and if you have access to this feature: 

 

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Here is the support article - Restore your OneDrive. Rollout completion expected by mid-February.

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It's visible in my tenant, but the slider seems broken. Nothing shows up in terms of modified files and the Restore button stays inactive.

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OneDrive Files Restore is now 100% in production and should be available to all!

 

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Hi,

 

I wonder if you need to be connected or logged in to finish the restoration or does Microsoft does this in the background?

 

Would greatly appreciate thoughts on restoration time.

 

Thanks!

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It all happens on the backend. Restoration time will vary depending on the amount of files to be restored, the service load and so on.