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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.

How to Restore Metadata in Salesforce Without Using Force.com IDE

Spanning’s new metadata restore functionality for Salesforce now allows your team to automatically compare and restore 14 important metadata types without manual intervention, which can free up hours — or even days — when seeding sandboxes or recovering from loss


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Salesforce Data Backup and Restore: One New Feature, Many Different Use Cases

Salesforce admins and developers have told us that Spanning Backup for Salesforce’s new feature, overwriting field values in bulk restore, has proven invaluable. With it, they can easily: Restore objects owned by inactive users without jumping through hoops Restore records that do not have values for newly added required fields Populate sandboxes with anonymized data [...]

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4 Easy Steps to Bulk Restore Lost Salesforce Data for Specific Fields

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer, there are few things scarier than accidentally overwriting massive amounts of data in specific fields due to a bad app integration or an incorrectly configured upload...especially because it’s easy to miss the error until days later, after other (good) changes have been made. Spanning Backup for Salesforce now [...]

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Data Protection for Office 365 Now Available for SharePoint Online

We’re thrilled to announce today the addition of backup and restore capabilities for SharePoint Online to Spanning Backup for Office 365. In addition to providing cloud-to-cloud data protection for Mail, Calendar, and OneDrive, we now provide backup and data restore for SharePoint document library contents in Team Sites, Group Sites, and Microsoft Teams. “SharePoint Online [...]

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Google Team Drives Backup, Now Available with Spanning Backup for G Suite

G Suite and Google admins trust us to provide enterprise-grade backup and quick, easy restoration of items to the way they were at any point in time. And they trust us to innovate in sync with Google, to ensure all their G Suite data is protected. In line with Google’s recent release of G Suite [...]

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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Overwrite Field Values in Bulk Restore

Salesforce admins and developers trust Spanning to provide not just backup, but restore perfection: the ability to quickly and easily restore items to the way they were at any point in time. Based on admin input and in line with our focus on restore perfection, we are introducing new functionality: the ability to overwrite field [...]

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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Metadata Comparison

We’ve heard from a number of Salesforce admins and developers that they spend too much time manually comparing metadata when preparing restores, or when getting ready to refresh or populate Sandboxes. Salesforce developers and admins also asked for a better way to identify what metadata may have changed since a specific point-in-time backup. With Spanning [...]

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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Australia and New Zealand

Back in September, we announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding overseas for the first time with a data center in Dublin, Ireland. We were thrilled to have Office 365 users across Europe join the Spanning family, knowing they [...]

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Automate Licensing in Spanning Backup for Office 365 with Our New API

Almost every IT manager and admin I meet is looking for ways to work more quickly and efficiently. Rather than viewing automation as the enemy of job security, these pros realize that it can free up time for IT to focus on more strategic tasks. Automation can also help ensure traditional processes like backup occur [...]

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Apps Admins Love: Shout-out to Spanning from Salesforce

Salesforce is showing some love for admins by highlighting their achievements and showcasing the Salesforce AppExchange apps they love most. We’re happy to report that Spanning Backup for Salesforce is among the 20 “heroic” apps that admins say they rely on to drive results. Considering there are hundreds of apps on the AppExchange, we’re pretty [...]

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