Types of Data Backups Models Offered
Next thing to take into consideration, when creating an efficient data backup strategy, is the different types of data backup models available for your Salesforce data. It’s good to remember that backup is not the ultimate goal but only a means to accomplish the higher goal of protecting the critical Salesforce data. With this in mind, the most common backup types used are:
- Full Backup: As the name suggests, a full data backup captures a copy of the entire Salesforce data, whereby a complete copy of all the data is made available in a single storage location. It is worth noting that even though a full data backup is considered to be the most reliable method, in essence it is time-consuming and requires more storage space. Because of this reason, many backup strategies perform only periodic full data backups with intermittent incremental data backups.
- Incremental Backup: In comparison to full backup, an incremental Salesforce data backup model only backs up that data which has changed since the previous full backup or the previous incremental backup. In this model, the backup solution records and keeps track of the time & date on which all the backup operations occur. Though this backup model is faster and requires less storage, a full system restore becomes challenging and time-consuming because not only the first full backup has to be restored but all the subsequent incremental backups have to be recovered as well.
Ability to Restore Data
Lastly, your Salesforce data backup strategy needs to focus on data recovery, often more so than the actual backup process. This is because backed up data will amount to nothing if it cannot be recovered properly, when needed. Data restoration refers to the process of retrieving data from the backup & restoring operations by copying data from the backup location to the existing device or to an entirely new server.
Data recovery ultimately helps businesses restore their database to the correct state in the event data is lost or any failure occurs. It also improves the reliability of the database since it allows it to recover to a consistent state after sudden failure. Disaster recovery is essential while designing the Salesforce data backup strategy so that it can help your business quickly restore the hardware, application, and data needed to maintain business continuity.
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How DataArchiva Backup Can Simplify Your Salesforce Data Backup Needs
Now we understand that finding that perfect all-in-one Salesforce data backup solution that offers fast, reliable backups and possesses rapid recovery capabilities can be very challenging. But since it can dramatically reduce the costs associated with data loss and business downtime, it’s essential that enterprises adopt efficient data backup & recovery strategies for their Salesforce data.
In this spirit, DataArchiva Backup offers reliable cloud backup services and near-instant recovery for the Salesforce data, tailor-made capabilities for seamless customization, setup & management, and 24×7 support for the customers. Easily available on AppExchange, our powerful data backup & recovery application is completely aligned with the Salesforce roadmap and supports plenty of its services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud & Custom Solutions.
Offering both full and incremental backup services, DataArchiva Backup can easily be used to overcome various data loss challenges by not only safeguarding the critical Salesforce data but by also ensuring its security within the cloud infrastructure. Not only this, this cost-effective and easy-to-use solution also comes with a seamless data restoration ability. Loaded with several advantageous features, this application is surely ideal as an enterprise’s long-term Salesforce data management strategy.
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