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.

How Salesforce Admins and Developers Can Restore Backed Up Metadata in 3 Easy Steps

With Spanning Backup for Salesforce, you’ll be safe from metadata loss for 14 different metadata types — Dashboards, Reports, Email, Layouts, Objects, Permission Sets, Profiles, Roles, Triggers, Workflows, Classes, Pages, Flows and Flow Definitions. In this blog post, we show you how simple it is to restore.


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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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Restoring Salesforce Data From a Backup if You Can’t Access Your Salesforce Production Org

Salesforce Ben and Daivat Dholakia, Senior Product Manager at Spanning, discussed an interesting use case — what it would take to restore Salesforce data into an org even if your Salesforce production org is unavailable. Read this spirited Q&A to learn more about backup for Salesforce.


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Let’s Make a Good Thing Better: The 2018 Trailblazer Community Survey

For the past five years, the Trailblazer Community Survey has provided Salesforce admins and developers a “by the Community, for the Community” look at the #SalesforceOhana. Take the 2018 survey today. Every unique survey completion means $10 will be donated by Spanning to support PepUp Tech and their mission.


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How the Trailblazer Community Survey Helped the #SalesforceOhana at Snowforce

Snowforce 2018 was a fantastic Community event - more than 400 people registered to attend 30+ sessions across 6 tracks in Salt Lake City, making for a huge #SalesforceOhana presence at the foot of the Wasatch mountains. I was fortunate enough to present at Snowforce on how beginning admins can use the Trailblazer Community Survey [...]

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5 Gifts for the Salesforce Admin in Your Life

The Spanning core values—Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open—echo my experiences in the #SalesforceOhana, where so many of my Salesforce admin friends share not just knowledge, but their authentic selves, and have fun. This Valentine’s Day, I want to double down on the Spanning core value of “Fun” with this blog on five ways [...]

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Dishing Deep in Chicago on Salesforce Data and Metadata Backup and Restore

Late January, more than 40 Salesforce admins and developers gathered in downtown Chicago for Salesforce Circles of Success, and to learn about a better way to protect their Salesforce data and metadata. In this blog, you’ll hear what was dished up by participants at the Chicago Salesforce User Group meeting on real-life data loss stories. [...]

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[Infographic] Salesforce Community Research: New Findings, Post-Dreamforce 2017

Dreamforce wouldn’t be complete without at least one selfie, and for Spanning, Dreamforce wouldn’t be Dreamforce without supporting the annual “Salesforce Selfie” Trailblazer Community Survey. This year’s survey has been co-sponsored by Apttus, who’ve helped us expand its reach across the Salesforce Ohana—and if you’re in the Ohana, the survey is, like any good selfie, [...]

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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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Going to #Dreamforce17? 5 Tips to Build a Backup Plan for Must-See Sessions

If you’re going to Dreamforce next week, you’ve read a lot about “must-see sessions” — and you may know how hard it is to get into every session you want to attend. Since Spanning is all about a better way to backup and recover critical Salesforce data and metadata, we thought we’d share 5 tips [...]

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