Salesforce’s native Backup and Restore

The pandemic has changed the human lifestyle in many ways, workstyle being the one most affected. Offices and cubicles replaced with corners of houses and remote working is a new normal.


While the debate of office work V/s Remote work cannot be concluded, what goes without saying is that network security, data backup, and best cybersecurity practices have become mandatory.

As a practice, most organizations rely on cloud-to-cloud backup systems. Data is super important, period.

To safeguard data and prevent data loss caused by system failures, human error, and cyberattacks, Salesforce has announced Native Backup and Restore, a new data recovery service native to the Salesforce Platform.

Although Salesforce has many other solutions for Backup, the demand and need for a native, on-platform solution has resulted in Salesforce Backup and Restore.

Current backup solutions of Salesforce implement Data Export Service, Data Loader, etc., and are heavily dependent on the manual way to import data back into Salesforce after data loss.

Salesforce Backup and Restore, on the other hand, automatically creates backup copies of business data, prioritizing data protection with flexibility and ease of use, thus empowering the organization to restore data and recover, in just a few clicks.

Notable features of Salesforce Backup and Restore –

  • Regular/daily automated backup of standard objects, custom objects, and files and attachments.
  • Restoration of backed-up data into Orgs, automatically deleting older backups after designated time intervals.
  • Perform high-level audits on who is initiating, modifying, or running backups.
  • All data backups will be encrypted at rest and in transit.
  • Along with data, Metadata is also included in the daily backup.

Development teams often continuously Integrate/Deploy, release new features, and fixes bugs multiple times a day, hence backing up both data and metadata is essential to revert to previous system states if necessary.

Focusing on the needs of distributed yet connected enterprises, Native Backup on the platform itself empowers them to have complete hold of backed-up data with utmost ease & agility and saves time.

Along with ransomware attacks like incidents, accidental data deletion or modification, an unexpected system as well as human errors need backed-up data to make the necessary changes or reset.

Although OwnBackup, Spanning, etc., also provide backup solutions, considering the huge market to be catered to, Salesforce Backup and Restore has great potential.

Also, Salesforce backup holds the advantage of operating on the same platform without import and export to a third platform and hence saving time, the ease of doing so being a cherry on the top.

Salesforce Native Backup and Restore is a direct response to the demand for native backup solutions with high performance, speed, scale, and ease of usage, allowing the backup and restoration with a click.

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh is an Enterprise Architect and seasoned entrepreneur spearheading a Salesforce security and AI startup with inventive contributions recognized by a patent.

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