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Back up your salesforce data or face the consequence!

Speakers

1. Lori Witzel is a Salesforce MVP and Product Marketing Manager with Spanning Backup for Salesforce. She has lived in Austin, Texas, since there were more horned toads than technologists, and has been sharing info with, listening to, and learning from technologists ever since. @loriaustex

2. Jeremy Whittington is the founder and CTO of Thinkaholics, a cloud computing news and consulting firm. Over his 17 year career, Jeremy has served as an advisor, architect, developer, and video journalist. @ishouldbecoding

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Agenda

Session Title: Back Up Your Salesforce Data and Metadata, or Face the Consequences!

5:00pm – 5:15pm – Sign-in

5:15pm – 5:30pm – Developer Group housekeeping, intro to presenters

5:30pm – 6:15pm – Hair-Raising True Stories of Data Loss, or, Why Should You Care

6:15pm – 6:30pm – The Basics of Backup

6:30pm – 7:15pm – Best Practices in Backup, or What You’ll Do Starting Tomorrow

7:15pm – 7:30pm – Wrap Up

5:30pm – 6:15pm – Hair-Raising True Stories of Data Loss, or, Why Should You Care

In this 45 minute session, we’ll take a look at myths and facts around cloud data loss, real world stories of data (and customization) loss, and we’ll open it up for “developer group therapy” to hear your stories.

Functionality We’ll Touch On:

Recycle Bin and Its Properties

The Data Loader and Ways to Lose Data

The Weekly Export

6:15pm – 6:30pm – The Basics of Backup

In this 15 minute session, we’ll review a basic taxonomy of backup – from code repositories, to mirroring / replication, to e-discovery and archiving, to restore-centric backup – and their different use cases.

Functionality We’ll Touch On:

Code Repositories (Git, OTHER)

The Weekly Export

AppExchange – “Integration as Backup” (replication), “Restore-Centric Backup” (fine-grained restore)

6:30pm – 7:15pm – Best Practices in Backup, or What You’ll Do Starting Tomorrow

This 45 minute session provides the payoff from your earlier learning. We’ll lead a discussion of best practices and next steps in line with the traditional IT framework of “People, Processes, Tools / Tech, Data.” We’ll provide a best practices checklist you can use now and in the future. At the end of this session, you will come away with your own top three “must dos” to start protecting your code and your organization from data loss.

Functionality We’ll Cover More Deeply:

Code Repositories (Git, OTHER)

The Weekly Export

The Data Loader

AppExchange – “Integration as Backup” (replication), “Restore-Centric Backup” (fine-grained restore)

7:15pm – 7:30pm – Wrap Up

Sincerely,

Velu Palani
Leader – Salesforce.com Developer Group, Chicago Suburban area

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