You need to back up your Salesforce data no matter if your business was born yesterday or ten years ago. You want to ensure the utmost protection of it for the future of your business. And there’s no option like data backup in Salesforce that can deliver this purpose.
Knowing the gravity of this requirement firsthand, we developed a backup application within our DataArchiva platform years ago. Built-in with next-gen capabilities, DataArchiva’s backup and recovery application safeguards your critical Salesforce data in a way like never before. From making a regular backup of your data in your external environment to restoring it to the production environment in the event of data loss, our next-gen app can be the solution you’re looking for your Salesforce data backup needs.
Rather than being a regular data backup and recovery application for Salesforce, DataArchiva unleashes a platform for your modern Salesforce backup needs with a wide range of capabilities, options, and potentials. We want to empower your business with the power of an advanced data backup strategy in Salesforce that can buttress your business today and tomorrow.
On that note, let’s explore the varied backup capabilities that DataArchiva provides.
Well, we have been talking about ‘data backup.’ But what’s data? At this point, it’s worth explaining the difference between data and metadata before discussing how DataArchiva backup your metadata in Salesforce.
Data is the original business information that we store in our org. It relates to the records that our business relies on such as Users, Accounts, Contacts, etc. For example, when a customer’s contact information is entered into the Account object, new data is created.
On the other hand, metadata, which is often described as ‘related data’ or ‘data on data’ is the information that describes its primary data. When a user modifies the Salesforce Setup menu or creates a new Apex class, they make changes to the metadata.
Coming back to the topic, the DataArchiva backup app takes the backup of your metadata along with the main data in order to ensure its protection. Though the protection of metadata is always overlooked, it’s as important as backing up your main data as metadata impacts the shape and behavior of your Salesforce system.
Irrespective of the Object type, we understand your concern about protecting all your Objects and the data that resides within them. That’s why DataArchiva provides you the ability to back up both your Standard and Custom Objects in Salesforce.
With our app, you can automatically create a copy of your Account, Contact, Lead, or Opportunity which is provided by default by Salesforce and are considered to be Standard Objects. Similarly, the objects that you customize and create for your business purpose such as transaction ID, date of purchase, etc. come under Custom Objects and can also be easily backed up with DataArchiva.
That means, no information from any object won’t get lost — DataArchiva got it all protected.
One of the qualities that stands out DataArchiva is its preference for your preference. Although we can automate your end-to-end backup process, we leave options for you to choose between automation and manual work. That’s where our Periodic and On-Demand backup options come into the picture.
With DataArchiva’s Periodic backup capability, you can automate and schedule your complete backup job and rest assured that our powerful automation takes care of your backup job with the utmost efficiency. Whereas, with our On-demand backup option, you can manually backup the specific records in Salesforce, which you don’t prefer to automate. So, it’s up to you how to proceed with your backup process.
Before discussing how DataArchiva deals with different backup types, let’s look into the difference between each of them.
Full Backup: It comprises the copy of your entire backup set. The most basic backup method, a Full Backup is the starting point for both Incremental and Differential backup strategies.
Differential Backup: A differential backup only includes the data that have changed since the last full backup, rather than including all changes since the last differential backup.
Incremental Backup: An Incremental Backup process backs up the data that have changed since the most recently completed backup — be it Full or Incremental.
DataArchiva supports all these backup types based on your requirements. So, it’s helpful for you to determine your preference for the backup job considering your data nature and backup requirement.
To create a copy of your Salesforce data somewhere other than the production environment, DataArchiva leverages your external cloud platforms. Explaining a bit about the functionality, our application takes the backup of your live Salesforce data and metadata in S3 and SharePoint by using your external third-party cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, Heroku, and Google Cloud Platform.
Here, our application values your preferences and policies when it comes to the storage of backup data. If the backup data resides in your preferred cloud, you can rest assured about its security and control. That’s why we say ‘BRING YOUR CLOUD TO OWN YOUR BACKUP DATA.’
Here’s where DataArchiva goes above and beyond for your Salesforce data backup needs. If you don’t prefer to keep your archived data in an external third-party cloud environment, you can bring your own On-premise system to store the data. Our application creates backup data in your server by using your On-premise system. Once again, this backup method also understands your preference and compliance rules when it comes to the storage of the backup data.
Hope you received enough information on why DataArchiva is the most recommended choice for Salesforce data backup and recovery. There are many factors that set us apart such as:
Cost Effectiveness: DataArchiva is the most cost-effective option as we keep your backup data in your storage systems like SharePoint and AWS S3.
Reliable Data Recovery: Although most solutions utterly fail to achieve an efficient data recovery process, DataArchiva carries out this functionality with the utmost care, causing no data loss.
Compliance Adherence: We care about your guidelines as you do and operate our data backup process by dealing with it (eg: prioritizing your preferred backup method, backup destination, external platform, etc)
We Do Our Job: Our commitment is backed by tangible results, not fancy promises. We diligently utilize cutting-edge technology and advancements to provide reliable Salesforce data backup solutions that safeguard your essential data.
Are you curious to know how DataArchiva’s backup app can contribute to your Salesforce data protection goals? Schedule a demo with one of our data experts today.