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, Google Workspace, and Salesforce.

Q: How do I assign an admin user to Spanning Backup?

A: Spanning Backup automatically assigns admin priveleges to any domain user that has been given admin status through the actual Google account.


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Q: How do I install Spanning Backup?

A: You can install Spanning Backup by going here, then


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Battle in the Clouds: Intelligence on Google Workspace

Google Workspace is used by more than 40 million people and signs up 5,000 new businesses every day according to numbers recently cited by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.


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How to Enable Gmail Backup for Your Existing Spanning Backup Installation

If you already have Spanning Backup installed in your Google Workspace domain, here’s how to enable Gmail backup for all of your paid Spanning Backup users:


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Spanning Backup Increases Storage to 25GB for All Paid Users

When you’re backing up important data, the last thing you want to worry about is running out of space for your backups. So we’ve raised every paid Spanning Backup user’s storage quota from 2GB to 25GB”


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Hidden file structures and surprising side-effects

It is possible to create a collection and an item in the collection and give them different ownership, even arranging it so that the collection appears private to user A (Alice) and the item appears private to user B (Bob), but such that (invisible to both A and B) there is still a link in the data structures that points from the collection to the item.


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On Moving to the Cloud Responsibly

Fred Wilson recently completed his move to the cloud. He and the rest of the Union Square Ventures team now use Google Workspace for email, calendaring, contacts, word processing, and spreadsheets, and are already realizing the benefits


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Spanning Cloud Apps Snags VP of Sales Bill Dolan from Salesforce.com

Spanning Cloud Apps, the makers of Spanning Backup for Google Workspace, today announced the appointment of Bill Dolan as vice president of sales. Following the company’s recent Series A financing, Dolan will bring his considerable sales experience to Spanning and play an instrumental role in the continued growth of the company.


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Our Experience with the AWS Outage

By now it is old news that Amazon had some trouble in one of their data centers causing many companies with high-profile web sites to suffer some downtime. Here at Spanning, we are big fans of the service that Amazon offers, and if nothing else have more conviction that Amazon is a strong partner as a result of this recent outage.


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Take Control of Your Backups by Excluding Shared Data

By default, Spanning Backup is set up to back up everything”


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