Provide support for backup and restore of a single project
Back in the day, in Project Server, there used to be a feature that allowed Project Managers to backup their Projects at a stable state, make as many changes as they want, and in case things go south, restore the project from its previously backed up state.
Can we please have that functionality for Project Online? This is Microsoft cloud after all. How difficult can a backup be?
René Röllig commented
We have exepted that a backup and restore feature exists a this should be state of the art nowadays. Thus we urgently request to add such backup and restore for individual project plans and on site level.
Dominic Moss commented
Was disappointed when this feature disappeared with the cloud version, would be great to have it reinstated
Sjur Stumo commented
Yes please - this is a critical feature lacking in online
Just a comment for anyone that has this issue top of mind. Something close to this functionality might be available as part of the new feature that allows site collection URL changes (rolling out now). It would potentially enable MSFT to do "out of place" restores of a PWA site collection (restoring a site collection without overriding the current one). It has not yet been confirmed by Microsoft, but technically it sounds possible to me.
If this works, the following scenario would help to retrieve individual projects:
1. Users mistakenly deletes a project from "PWA" site collection
2. Admin rename the URL for "/PWA" to "/PWANewName"
3. Admin contacts MSFT and arrange a restore of "/PWA" (MSFT SLA: 48 restore based on backups every 12 hours, retained for 2 weeks)
4. Admin exports the deleted project form the restored site collection and imports it to "PWANewName"
5. Admin can delete the restored site collection and potentially change the name back again
Total .Gadgets commented
It's fully necessary
sovan banerjee commented
we would really benefit from this feature. Please prioritize.
Yes please it's necessary
Bryan Quick commented
A major pharma customer of Project Online is requesting this capability. Please float to the top of the list.
Yes please - this is a critical feature lacking in online.
Clifford Andrews commented
It is a "positive" requirement.
Didier maignan commented
Backup and restore single projects and workspace is vital to any organisation that invest time and money in a PPM solution.
As stefan said going back against deprecation of OnPrem feature for Project online should not be discussed. Meanwhile workaround solution such as MPP file export or worse XML export are the only solution, in that case, no garantee of result ,no garanty of loss no version management or simulation is possible without a very expensive third party solution.
Stefan Schwarz commented
It is a MUST.
It should not be discussed or questioned.
But as always MS is leaving space that Partners can Step-In.
We badly need that feature !
Please bring back this essential functionality
Spyros Moschovakos commented
The choice of removing this feature in the online version is very weird. Currently if a plan gets corrupted or there is a user mistake when publishing you have no way to revert back
Would be a very usefull addition! (third party tools are costly solutions for PO users)
Kiran T commented
This is a critical feature which is missed in Project Online.
B SAI PRASAD (MVP) commented
Must have featuee
This is critical for Enterprise Engagement.
Coming from one of the largest BURA environments in Australia (HP on the AFG ATO account) I found it deplorable that Microsoft don't offer some form of backup functionality is not available to users of PoL.