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

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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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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What is the #SalesforceOhana, and Why Does It Matter?

It was a privilege to join my Salesforce admin and developer friends on Sept. 21 for the annual San Antonio Salesforce User Group MVP Super Session. I was delighted to share Spanning’s “aha! moment” on the need for third-party data backup and restore with the diverse professionals in the session, and it was an honor […]


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The “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey: #AwesomeAdmins Give Back

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer, whether you’re going to Dreamforce ‘17 or not, join your friends and peers in giving back to help homeless children by taking this year’s “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey. As Spanning has done in 2014, 2015, and 2016, we’re asking all #AwesomeAdmins and amazing Salesforce developers to complete a […]


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[Videos] How To Backup and Recover Salesforce Data

It’s only 67 days until Dreamforce ‘17, but Salesforce Admins and Developers don’t need to wait to protect their critical business data and metadata in Salesforce. In this blog, you’ll discover “how to” videos that will show you a better way to restore lost data in use cases like these. Recovering faster from a Salesforce […]


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Women in Tech, Diversity and Equality, and the Salesforce Ohana

The Salesforce developers and admins at Forcelandia’s “Women in Tech Breakfast” and at Midwest Dreamin’ are exemplars of a powerful paradigm shift in tech – an increase in inclusion and diversity that benefits technologists and their organizations. Further, the significant number of men attending the Forcelandia “Women In Tech Breakfast” (see the image below) shows […]


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Forcelandia: Salesforce Admin + Dev Leadership & Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Spanning will be there to help #backthatsaasup If you’re a Salesforce Admin or Developer, you likely know their names. You may even follow them on Twitter. But if you live or work in the Pacific Northwest, you can learn directly from these Salesforce leaders at Forcelandia 17. You might even raise a local IPA together, […]


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Stop Wrestling with the Salesforce Export

Save Hours Each Week While Protecting Salesforce Data. Experienced Salesforce admins and developers, like those attending #SalesforceTour Chicago, know the value of their Salesforce data and metadata for managing and meeting organizational goals. But even experienced Salesforce professionals can be unaware of the causes, and real risks, of data loss—much less how to recover quickly. […]


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Salesforce Data Protection Around the Globe: Spanning at Salesforce World Tours

Salesforce refers to their global community of admins and developers as #Ohana, or family. It’s a vibrant, diverse community with strong engagement in every corner of the globe, and one we are proud to be a member of. This year, Spanning embarked on a journey across the globe to meet Ohana members and listen to […]


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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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