Project files backup on Project 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Recently one of our schedulers is coping with data loss, upon checking with a SharePoint team, I was informed that it's impossible to restore version of that project on the Cloud.  As a result, he redid that part (time wasted, anxiety hikes as well as frustration). I'm not a central admin nor Tenant admin, my access is limited but I still need to know the way to have my project plan backup at least weekly.  We have <100 projects tasks ranging from 300 to 8,000, those need to be protected, if it happens again, we can deal with it with less frustration should we have backup in place.  I wasn't aware that there isn't away to retrieve version on the cloud.  We could do that during our servers were on prem. 

    What is the best way to back up these files weekly.  

    Suggestion or point me to that direction is much appreciated.


    I found a tool out there not sure if any of you are using it.

    Monday, October 15, 2018 3:06 PM


All replies

  • Hello,

    Unfortunately the archive / back up feature is not available in Project Online as you have found out. You can use a VBA macro like in the link you found to save MPP files or look at a 3rd party tool such as Fluent Pro's backup for Project Online: - I have never used this Fluent Pro tool so I can't recommend it etc. but this is the only tool I'm aware of.


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    Monday, October 15, 2018 5:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks, I do have FluentBook and save my files as .fpp format;however, it's slow to backup <100 projects.  It took me 12 hrs to do that.  other cons for this method also I have to call .fpp to project pro to have .mpp format.  For small project with a couple of hundreds isn't a problem.  When it comes to  >3,000 tasks project that was when the problem comes in, again it takes forever.

    Currently we use FluentBook but I thought of a better way requiring lesser time.


    Friday, October 19, 2018 2:42 AM