Is there any way to make a full backup of Sharepoint Online web site based on Office 365 without third-party tools? Tried to google it, but found only ways to manually backup list or libraries. I'm need to save user properties, permissions, webparts, etc. Thanks for help!

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No. You need third-party tools in order to do that. One "Workaround" (that does not give you all you want, and that is not supported) is that You save the Site as a Template and select "Include Content".

Link that shows how to save site as template

Choose to Include Content

You can then later download your wsp-file from the Solution Gallery and save it on disk.

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    This will not work for publishing sites Aug 5, 2015 at 15:20
  • Will not work or is not supported? @robertLindgren . Ilya, are you using Publishing Sites?
    – Magnus G
    Aug 5, 2015 at 20:37
  • Both, is not supported and most of the time fails. Aug 6, 2015 at 8:34

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