Slack is a highly popular collaboration tool that is used by teams all over the world. So many people ask how to backup their important data stored in Slack like users, channels, messages history and so on.
In this post I am going to show you how to export Slack data with the help of Backupery for Slack application.
As you might already know Backupery for Slack makes regular and scheduled backup of Slack data to a wide range of backup destination. The complete feature list you can find here, so in this post I am going to focus on how to use the application.
So, to start using the app you need to do the following:
- Download & install the app directly from the Slack App Directory: https://slack.com/apps/A1R9DMFS7-backupery-for-slack or from our website: https://www.backupery.com/products/backupery-for-slack
- Run the application.
- On the first run, your browser window is opened and you will be asked to sign in to your team. The team you sign in is the team those data will be exported by Backupery application:
- On the next screen you will be asked to authorize Backupery for Slack application to your team. Press “Authorize” and the application starts to export your team’s data:
By default, your backups are stored here:
Also, you can change the backup period if you wish.
Each backup take is stored as a zip archive file:
If you unzip the archive, you could review the internals of backup file – all the data are exported from the Slack team like users information, channels information, private & public channels history, direct messages history, and so on.
Slack understands the archive format, so you can easily import the archive back to Slack if necessary.
Hope you like the tool!
As always, if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please let us know: