We have discussed the considerations and the types of backup, but without an effective recovery strategy, your data backup is of little use. There are different options when restoring data and you will need to determine which restore approach is the most appropriate for your use case. For example, if data on the
Contact object became partially corrupted on a certain date, you don't need to do a full data restore for that. Instead, you could just do a partial restore from your backup of that date.
Let's first look at some use cases of when a data restore can be handy.
This is the most obvious use case for data recovery. When your data gets corrupted and you need to restore it, data recovery will be handy. Some tools will allow you to go back in your backup versions, pick the date of the backup, and simply restore the data from that date. This can be really handy when data has been incorrectly updated or deleted.