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Multi-Geo support for Exchange Online and OneDrive users in inSync

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Many financial and legal services organizations use Microsoft 365 with Multi-Geo to provision and store data at rest in the Microsoft 365 supported geo-locations to meet their data residency requirements. This feature is to enable such organizations to protect Exchange Online and OneDrive data of Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo enabled tenants, inSync now lets you assign Druva storage to users based on their geo-location.

Things to consider for Microsoft Multi-Geo

inSync administrators can ensure continuous data protection of a user’s Exchange Online and OneDrive data whenever your organization enables Multi-Geo in its Microsoft 365 tenant.

As an inSync administrator, you might have to take the necessary actions as listed below:

  • Ensure that Druva AWS storage regions exist for all data sources for your Microsoft 365 enabled geo-locations. To enable the desired AWS storage regions, contact Druva Support

  • Determine the user’s region attribute to be used within your preferred user provisioning method to map and manage users. Here are a few scenarios:

    • Import users using Azure AD Integration: You can import users from Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo tenant based on their geo location, group them in a profile and assign Druva storage as per their geo location. Create Azure AD mapping with the attribute name as preferredDataLocation. For example, if your preferred geo location is Canada, create  Azure AD mapping as follows:  Azure AD Attribute {preferredDataLocation} = {CAN} For more information, see Create Azure AD mapping.

    • Change in user’s Preferred Data Location (PDL)

      • If the user’s PDL changes, you can change and assign Druva AWS storage region as per the new geo-location or country. For more information, see Change storage assigned to a user.

The older snapshot will continue to remain in the previous region prior to the PDL changes.


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