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.

New Admin Capability Allows Administrators to Manage Backups for Users

Spanning Backup is designed to be easy for anyone to use, but often if someone needs to restore lost data, she’ll go to her Google Workspace admin for help. The admin needs to be able to use Spanning Backup on behalf of the user without compromising the user’s account security.


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Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2 Million Series A Round of Venture Funding From Foundry Group

Spanning Cloud Apps, the makers of Spanning Backup for Google Workspace, today announced that the company has secured $2 million of funding from Foundry Group, a Boulder-based venture capital firm.


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Deletion Policy

As per our Master Subscription Agreement, if you delete Spanning Backup from your Google Workspace domain, your backups will be queued for deletion.


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Gmail’s New “Restore Contacts” Feature Can Destroy Contact Info

Google just launched a feature which lets users restore their Gmail contacts to a previous state from any time in the past 30 days. This is a great addition to Gmail, and will save users lots of heartache. It’s essentially a big “undo”


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Guest Post: Why Back Up Google Contacts?

Brett Carver volunteers on the Gmail Help forum as a Top Contributor with over 40,000 posts helping users with account recovery and various other topics. He is a software engineer with over 25 years of R&D and new product development experience.


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Spanning Backup Supports Google’s New Two-Factor Authentication

Google recently announced the availability of two-factor authentication for Google Workspace Premier, Education, and Government Editions, and we’re proud to announce that Spanning Backup fully supports this important new technology. Here’s how it works


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Adding Spanning Backup to Your Google Workspace Domain

As a business owner or IT administrator, you know how hard it is to get all of the people at your company to back up their data. Unless the process is completely automatic, they simply won’t all do it.


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Don’t become one of these people

Often when I tell people that Spanning Backup backs up Google Calendar, Contacts, and Docs, they give me a puzzled look and ask, “Do I need to do that?”


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New FAQ’s: Email and Domain-Wide Backup, and Defining ‘The Cloud’

Since launching Spanning Backup almost two weeks ago, we’ve gotten some great questions. We’ve added answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) to our FAQ page


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Spanning Backup Launches

After months of beta testing, Spanning Backup for Google Workspace has launched. Since the beta began, we’ve backed up over 100 million calendar events, contacts, and docs for our users. That’s 100 million fewer things they have to worry about.


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