Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Backup vs. Archive: Why They Are Not the Same

How is backup different from archive? Backup is a restorable copy of current data that is meant to be used if the original data is damaged while archive is stored data that will never be overwritten.


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Data Retention Policy: What It Is and How to Create One

A data retention policy guides what data should be stored or archived, where that should happen and for how long. Download a free data retention template to get started.


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Spanning Release Notes: Office 365 Backup MSP Edition

Spanning Office 365 Backup MSP Edition offers comprehensive protection against Office 365 data loss, ensuring seamless business continuity.


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Google Backup and Sync: Is It Really Backup?

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. Learn how to use it and if it’s really a viable “backup” option.


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What You Need to Know About Salesforce’s Recycle Bin

In order to protect users from accidentally losing data, Salesforce has provided the Recycle Bin. If any important data disappears, administrators and certain users have the option of restoring that data from the Recycle Bin.


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How to Prepare for Salesforce Data Recovery Service End-Of-Life

The Salesforce Data Recovery Service End-of-Life will occur on July 31, 2020. Learn what the retirement of this feature means for administrators and how they can prepare for it. 


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Google Takeout: Is It a Good Backup Option?

Google Takeout is a data retrieval platform that allows users to import and export data from a number of Google products. Learn more about Google Takeout’s capabilities and viability as a backup option.


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Pitching SaaS Backup: 3 Obstacles to Expect

Decision makers are often slow to recognize the value in a SaaS backup solution, even though the merits of Office 365 or G Suite backup are well known. Find out why and how to overcome the common obstacles faced.


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Types of Backup: Understanding Full, Differential, and Incremental Backup

There are 3 main types of backup: full, differential, and incremental. The right type of backup leads to the right SaaS backup strategy. Learn what each has to offer.


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Risk Mitigation: How SaaS Backup Addresses Operational Risk

Looking for the best risk mitigation tactic to curb operational risks? Learn how a good backup solution can help, and how you can prove its business value to the leadership team using the Spanning Backup ROI Calculator.


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