Liberty Property Trust Continues To Leverage AvePoint Backup After 15 Years

Success Highlights


Increased efficiency of testing and development by using out-of-place restore


Retention of 300GB of SharePoint data, supported by real-time restorability

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Customer Location Pennsylvania, United States

Industry Real Estate

Platform SharePoint 2013,SharePoint Online

Liberty Property Trust is a real estate investment trust that invests in office buildings and industrial properties. The company owns interests in more than 461 industrial and 48 office properties comprising 86.0 million square feet.

Critical Needs

  • Item-level restore capability
  • Daily incremental & differential backups
  • Document & file version history

Discover how DocAve Backup and Restore empowers Joe DeNicola, Director of Software Development, to safeguard his organization's continuity with confidence.

The Challenge

Liberty Property Trust started leveraging the Backup & Restore module of DocAve when they were on SharePoint 2003 more than 15 years ago.

Today, they are using the latest version of the product to backup over 300 GB of data in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

Joe DeNicola, director of software development at Liberty Property Trust, continues to leverage AvePoint backup solutions for granular restores at the item level.

“[Native] SharePoint backup is okay for backing up and restoring your entire database or an entire site collection, but we needed the ability to restore at a granular level to the individual files or list items,” said DeNicola. “Or [restore] an entire list or library without having to set up an entirely new staging server just to restore a file.”

Liberty property trust the challenge

AvePoint’s support for Power Platform has helped us empower employees to safely build solutions that will enhance their work. As an organization, this allows us to continue taking smart risks because we know robust governance solutions will put the right guardrails in place, and data protection will ensure none of our data or workflows are lost.

Mike Fettner
Principal Office 365 Engineering, Regeneron

The AvePoint Solution

Liberty Property Trust finds DocAve’s user interface to be intuitive and user friendly.

“We have various time-frames where we can go back to find out exactly which version of the file we need so the user interface has been good,” said DeNicola. “We have found it very easy to find what we need.”

Liberty Property Trust also takes advantage of Backup and Restore’s automatic incremental backup functionality of up to four times a day.

“On-premises, we have about 300 GB of document libraries and lists…and we do a full backup every month and then do differentials and incrementals every day,” said DeNicola.

DeNicola will also use Backup & Restore's out-of-place restore for testing and development purposes.

“We will take a large list - where you can’t really save it as a template with all that data in SharePoint natively - and we’ll backup and restore it to another site and then we’ll run our tests there. So then we have a full fidelity restore, its just in a different site."

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DeNicola will also use Backup & Restore's out-of-place restore for testing and development purposes.

The Road Ahead

As Liberty Property Trust looks to the future, it continues to rely on AvePoint's Backup and Restore to safeguard its critical SharePoint data. The company's roadmap includes:

Expanded Use

Liberty Property Trust plans to extend the use of AvePoint's solutions to other areas of its business. This includes incorporating more departments and teams into their SharePoint ecosystem, all under the protective umbrella of AvePoint Backup and Restore.

Continued Partnership

Liberty Property Trust is committed to its partnership with AvePoint. The company values AvePoint's reliable solutions, intuitive interfaces, and excellent customer service. As they move forward, they are confident that AvePoint will continue to be an integral part of their data protection strategy.

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