How to overcome the challenges associated with the data protection solution provided by Salesforce.


As concluded in the second part of this blog series, a third-party data protection solution is a requirement for all customers. To meet customers’ data protection requirements and SLAs, the solution should have the following essential features:

  • Automated and simplified way to back up Salesforce data and metadata for both production and sandbox environments.
  • Advanced search-and-browse features as well as granular recovery capabilities to find and restore lost data.
  • Give Salesforce customers the ability to go at will back to a point in time and restore at different granularities.
  • According to Forrester, cloud-to-cloud backup is the only practical option for SaaS data protection. Therefore the solution must be able to back up Salesforce data to the cloud.

Customers can meet all of those requirements with just a few clicks by using NetApp® SaaS Backup for Salesforce.


Here’s a peek at the features list for NetApp SaaS Backup for Salesforce:

  • Back up of Salesforce data and metadata
  • Unlimited retention of backup data
  • Backup target options:- Storage provided by NetApp SaaS backup or bring your own storage (BYOS)
  • Backup search capability
  • Backup of sandbox data every 18 to 24 hours
  • Restore standard and custom objects
  • Restore at organization, object, and record levels
  • Restore metadata
  • Restore to a different organization
  • Restore to a sandbox
  • Restore parent-child relationships, both master-detail and lookup relationships
  • Compare data and metadata between different backup points
  • Chatter backup
  • Export to CSV
  • Data encryption
  • Activity logging

NetApp SaaS Backup for Salesforce is an easy-to-use, SaaS offering that helps customers meet their data protection needs and regain control of their data. Want to get a first-hand experience of the product? Sign up for our product preview and relish the ability to protect your data with a few clicks.

Saurabh Singh

Saurabh Singh is a Technical Marketing Engineer with the Cloud Business Unit at NetApp. He has over 8 years of experience in IT industry. His focus areas include product Design, Roadmap, Go-to-Market Strategy for NetApp Cloud Control, NetApp’s SaaS Data Protection Platform.