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Veeam Backup for Salesforce:A More Dedicated Solution for SaaS

Veeam Backup for Salesforce:A More Dedicated Solution for SaaS

It’s no argument that businesses need regular backups of their data. This is to ensure that in case of any threat, the data remains secure, and business operations run normally. Currently, several businesses are facing a lot of threats and unnecessary expenses due to data losses. But what about the computer storage and local area networks (LANs)?

Veeam believes secure backup is your best line of defense.  And that’s what Veeam does to ensure business data remains safe. The software team has also raised the bar to offer more dedicated solutions for SaaS, like Salesforce.

Veeam Support for Salesforce

A significant addition to Veeam’s capabilities, Veeam Backup for Salesforce is now here to protect the data of Salesforce users.

Veeam Backup for Salesforce is a comprehensive solution intended to back up data, aid recovery in the event of a disaster, and offer modern data protection of the Salesforce Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

The decision to launch this service was due to increased demand in the market. Many businesses want to protect their Salesforce data efficiently. Companies using Salesforce perform cloud backups of their information to avoid perennial losses of data and metadata from the CRM platforms.

The products are made for Salesforce using native APIs. The move allows the user to restore files, metadata, fields, hierarchies, and records.

Moreover, it offers protection against human errors and curbs other Salesforce data loss events. This product will allow users to avoid the usual backup and storage lock-ins. Instead, they will deploy backups wherever the company decision-makers agree.

Is Salesforce Data Backup Inefficient?

Salesforce offers several backup native tools. But there is a lot of misunderstanding about what Salesforce backs up and how it backs up. Also, many business owners may not understand how long it takes to retrieve the data after a loss.

Here is the issue with Salesforce backup: its tools are manual, and they aren’t capable of restoring the whole data set in the event of losses. Another issue with Salesforce backup is that accessing the backed-up data takes too long.

One big drawback is that it retrieves a zip file with numerous CSV files. When restoring this file, the process is manual, and the user spends a lot of time on it. This can cause business operations to stall. Another challenge is the weekly export of the CSV files, done once a week. So, if data is lost between backups, the IT specialists risk not recovering it.

Additionally, Salesforce traffic can delay or hinder the CSV export due to traffic. The worst thing is that the next request is made while the first one is in the queue. Metadata is not included in the Salesforce backup, and the user only has 48 hours to download the export files, which is sometimes not long enough for the process.

Connecting Veeam Backup for Salesforce With Salesforce CRM

Here is the process of integrating Salesforce with Veeam Backup for Salesforce using Salesforce API. The first step is navigating to the Salesforce App Manager option. Simply go to setup, platform tools, apps, and finally, app manager. Secondly, click on the new connected app at the top right of the screen. Third, specify the new connected app details and save. Fourth, allow around 10 minutes of settings to activate the app. Afterward, copy and save the product key to use later when integrating the product again.

About Veeam

Veeam® provides organizations with resiliency through data security, data recovery and data freedom for their hybrid cloud. The Veeam Data Platform delivers a single solution for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments that give businesses peace of mind their apps and data are protected and always available so that they can keep their businesses running. 

Our clients, numbering over 450,000, include some of the most elite in the business world, like Fortune 500 companies. We have offices in more than 30 countries, increasing market permeability and positioning the company for increased coverage. In addition, Veeam has invested in a global network of partners, including HPE, Cisco, Lenovo, and NetApp. As a result, we have more than 35,000 technology partners forming a uniquely adaptable network to benefit the end consumer.


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