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.

Salesforce Data Export: A Reliable Backup & Recovery Tool?

Salesforce Data Export allows you to export data from your Salesforce org for backup purposes. But is it a reliable backup and recovery tool?


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Salesforce Data Recovery Service: A Good Backup Option?

Salesforce retired — and then brought back — its data recovery service. Learn why it was reintroduced and why third-party backup is still a necessity.


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Spanning Backup for Salesforce Feature Retrospective

Here at Spanning, we’re constantly innovating. Get a look at some of the new capabilities we’ve added to Spanning Backup for Salesforce.


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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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Salesforce Outage Highlights Why Backup is Critical

Last week’s Salesforce outage, which lasted 15 hours and 8 minutes, was widespread and severe as thousands of organizations were impacted across the globe. Spanning examines the key takeaways from the Salesforce outage and what we can do to better secure our organizations.


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Why Salesforce Admins Must Be Part of Business Continuity Planning

Even though many Salesforce administrators are not formally part of their organization’s IT team (they often report to sales or operations management), admins sit at the intersection of business data and business continuity. Learn why it is important for them to be a part of your organization’s business continuity planning.


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New Restore UI: Spanning Backup for Salesforce

In the latest release of Spanning Backup for Salesforce, we’ve focused on usability enhancements for easier recovery. The Restore UI has been improved on with the features for easier point-in-time and granular restores.


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New Custom Alerts Notify Salesforce Admins of Data At-Risk

Spanning Backup for Salesforce offers custom alerts for anomalies that point to potential data loss risk, as part of Spanning’s affordable data protection solution for Salesforce. You set alerts to spot unusual activity on specific object types, and the custom alert will automatically notify you of potential trouble. (Even better? There’s no additional cost or tiered pricing for this new feature.)


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Top 5 Backup Blog Posts in 2018

Every year, the Spanning team reviews which blog posts have been most well-read, so we can provide more of what you’ve found useful in the coming year. 2018 is no different — and this year, our most popular blogs have been those focused on trending security topics like GDPR and new Spanning Backup feature enhancements.


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Spredfast Protects Salesforce Data With Spanning Backup

Spredfast provides a robust platform for the enterprise to harness the tremendous benefits of social media. It’s currently used by more than 2,000 global brands to manage over one billion social connections and they use Spanning Backup for Salesforce to protect their data and metatdata. “I like to say, I’ve got 99 problems but backup isn’t one of them,” says Stephanie Herrera, director of Salesforce and business systems at Spredfast.


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