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Recipe: Adding Restore Operator Role

Expected deliverables:

The addition of a Restore operator allowed to explore and restore data from backups created by Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 for specific organization object types

Time to complete: 5 minutes


  • A configured Microsoft 365 Organization
  • A user account for the configured Microsoft 365 organization
  • Valid SharePoint backup data

Before you start: You can add restore operator roles for users and groups of Microsoft 365 organizations and hybrid organizations.

Assumptions: You have an existing Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 installation.


  1. Open the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 interface.
  2. In the main menu, click “Restore Operator Roles” and click “Add”.
  3. Enter a name and optional description for the restore operator role.
  4. Select an organization whose users or groups will act as restore operators.
  5. Click “Add” and select either Users or Groups, then select check boxes next to the users or groups that you want to act as restore operators, then click “Add”.
  6. Select either the entire organization or specific users, groups, sites, and teams Restore operators will be able to explore and restore backed-up data of.
  7. To select specifict objects, click “Add” and select one of the following options: Users, Groups, Sites, or Teams, then select check boxes next to the users, groups, sites, or teams, then click “Add”.
  8. In the same way, select objects to be excluded from Restore operators activity.
  9. When finished, click “Create” to complete the configuration.

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