In December 2020, Backupify announced that they would be retiring their Salesforce backup solution on March 1st, 2021. Not only did they stop taking new Salesforce backup customers, but existing customers were suddenly left to export their data and figure out how to keep it protected while looking for a new solution.
Why Salesforce Backup Matters
As a customer relationship management (CRM) system, protecting Salesforce data is vital to any organization. Losing large amounts of customer data due to a breach or human error could be catastrophic from both a business and legal perspective. Bulk import/export tools like Salesforce’s own Data Loader make it easy to accidentally mass delete records or mistakenly alter a record (and even a simple error made in a source file could have serious consequences for your data).
Protecting metadata in Salesforce is also a concern. Administrators and users with admin-level permissions can modify page layouts, change custom code, and even delete custom fields. If someone with access has malicious intent—or simply makes a mistake—the damage caused could be massive, especially considering that many of those changes are irreversible.
Though Salesforce still offers ways to export your data, their Data Recovery Service was retired back in July. Thus, with Backupify ending its coverage, organizations are likely once again on the hunt for a strong third-party solution to invest in.
How AvePoint Can Help
AvePoint’s Cloud Backup for Salesforce solution offers automated daily backups that can be freely scheduled so your data protection and retention requirements are always met. We keep your data secure in the cloud via Microsoft Azure Encryption and additional user account security. And best of all, Cloud Backup for Salesforce includes a comprehensive suite of data restore options to give you the granularity you need when/if an accident occurs.
For a deeper dive into what Salesforce backup looks like with AvePoint, reference the video demonstration above or: