Veeam Backup for Salesforce

There’s no arguing the growth and business criticality of Salesforce data, yet organizations rarely back it up. Even though Salesforce hosts its own infrastructure, this doesn’t replace the customer’s responsibility to protect themselves from data loss and data corruption

Most Salesforce data loss and corruption incidents can go unnoticed for days, weeks or even longer. Reasons for this include human error, integration issues, accidental or malicious data corruption and poor data hygiene.

Salesforce recommends that their customers develop a Salesforce backup strategy as a part of their overall data management and security model. Even with the best intentions, human error, integration issues, accidental or malicious data corruption and other data loss issues can occur. Backing up your Salesforce data provides you with complete control and easier access to restores after these incidents happen.

"Salesforce data specifically refers to all your business data residing inside of Salesforce. This includes Accounts, Contacts, Leads, Opportunities, Cases, Contracts, custom object records, files, attachments and much more."

"Salesforce metadata refers to all your configuration settings, such as custom fields, reports, dashboards, page layouts and custom code like Apex and Visualforce. It also includes the interdependencies and hierarchy of Salesforce data. For example, an Account has certain Contacts, Opportunities and Contracts connected to it. Think of Salesforce metadata as the glue that connects everything together. When something is deleted, lost or corrupt in Salesforce, so is the metadata. So, when restoring Salesforce data, it is critically important that the metadata is also restored and reconnected. For a salesforce backup solution to be effective, it must also be a metadata backup solution."

What is the Veeam Backup for Salesforce?

Veeam Backup for Salesforce includes...

Veeam Backup for Salesforce – Integrating With Azure Active Directory for RBAC

Architecture Overview (Click on image)


Important Links...

Why back up Salesforce? - Jason Buffington

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Salesforce Backup For Dummies

Anthony Spiteri - Announced – Veeam Backup for Salesforce

The Register - Veeam to productise in-house Salesforce backup tools - Simon Sharwood 

Blocks and Files - Blocks and files - Veeam launches Backup for Salesforce - October 28, 2022 - Chris Mellor - The new Veeam Backup for Salesforce is here - October 31, 2022 - Leanne Bevan

TechTarget - Veeam Backup for Salesforce seeks to protect user data - October 13, 2022 - Paul Crocetti

APIs: Salesforce Developer Limits and Allocations Quick Reference