Organization Configuration

Backup Accounts

When handling a lot of SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business backups you might encounter the Microsoft Office 365 throttling mechanism. To counter this mechanism, which works on a per user basis, you can configure multiple backup accounts in VBO which are used to backup the data.

If you encounter throttling, start adding 8 accounts per proxy for the organization and increase by increments of 8 until throttling disappears.

To help creating and adding accounts have a look at the blog of Niels Engelen who created a PowerShell scrip to automate adding backup accounts