Veeam: How to obtain the full size of an Office 365 organization that you want to protect with Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office v3.0

Greetings friends, I announced a few days ago that Veeam has announced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v3.0, and with this new version many improvements, some already told you in the previous post, and others are somewhat more hidden between the RESTfulAPI and PowerShell.

Today I come to talk about a Powershell cmdlet called Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize that will allow us to know information about the organization or organizations we want to protect, without having to go to the Admin Center and review one by one the elements, as I told you in this other post.

Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize at a glance

With this new cmdlet it will literally take us a few seconds to know the full size of the organizations we want to protect, is very useful when creating repositories, and even to divide repositories by applications for example, or tenants, etc.

The syntax of this PowerShell cmdlet is as follows:

List of parameters in detail:

Parameter Description Required Position Accept
Pipeline
Input
Accept
Wildcard
Characters

Organization

Specifies an organization whose backup you want to measure.

True

Named

False

False

Proxy

Specifies a backup proxy which will be used to render the size of the backup.

This parameter is optional. If no backup proxy is specified, the Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize cmdlet will use the default backup proxy.

False

Named

False

False

Mailbox

If indicated, the Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize cmdlet will enable Mailbox processing option for the measured organization backup.

False

Named

False

False

ArchiveMailbox

If indicated, the Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize cmdlet will enable ArchiveMailbox processing option for the measured organization backup.

False

Named

False

False

Site

If indicated, the Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize cmdlet will enable Sites processing option for the measured organization backup. The enabled Site parameter does not include Personal Sites into the measured backup.

False

Named

False

False

OneDrive

If indicated, the Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize cmdlet will enable OneDrive processing option for the measured organization backup.

False

Named

False

False

PersonalSite

If indicated, the enabled Site processing option will include Personal Sites for the measured organization backup.

False

Named

False

False

Once we’ve seen all the parameters in detail, let’s see how it can be used interactively.
How to launch Measure-VBOOrganizationFullBackupSize efficiently

To launch this cmdlet, you need to install the Powershell module that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 brings with it, once we have it we will double click on the desktop:

If we launch now the command directly in PowerShell will be executed but with a warning, so I’m going to leave you the right way to do it, and is passing the name of the Organization as a variable in the following way:

The result in my case is as follows:

We can see this process interactively in this .gif:

You have more information here:

I recommend you to read the Whitepaper of my colleague Michele Domanico to know in great detail the best way to make an Enterprise deployment of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.

I hope you like it and it will help you, remember that there is a Community version (up to 10 free users) and a trial version of 30 days trial.

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