Backupery for Slack is an app to back up Slack data and convert the backups to various formats.

Key Features

  • Exports public & private channels (messages and files)
  • Exports uploaded files (all types of files, e.g. PDFs, documents, images, screenshots, audio, and video, etc.)
  • Exports direct messages & group direct messages
  • Converts the exports to HTML so they could be viewed using any web browser
  • Selective export
  • Designed for large, Enterprise-Scale workspaces
  • Supports Org-wide installations for Slack Enterprise Grid
  • The exported data is compatible with the Slack import tools so the data may be imported back to Slack
  • Export scheduler
  • See other features...
Backupery for Slack Personal exports all the data that is related to a user. For example, if the user takes part in a conversation, then the whole conversation and all the related items are exported. Download free trial Purchase a license
Backupery for Slack Workspace is able to export any data which is available in a workspace. Read more about the setup. Download free trial Purchase a license
To read more about the differences between the Personal and the Workspace editions, please refer to the FAQs section.
Already have a Slack Export zip file? Check out Backupery for Slack Export tool!

User Interface

Export Wizard helps to configure export tasks ⇩

Detailed hierarchical logging ⇩
Selective channel export ⇩
Backup scheduler ⇩

Frequently Asked Questions

The application supports the following 64-bit versions of Windows:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

If the application has enough permissions it will export the following items:

  • Users (including deactivated users and guests)
  • Public channels & messages in them (including archived channels)
  • Private channels & messages in them (including archived channels)
  • Uploaded files (all types of files, e.g. PDFs, documents, images, screenshots, audio, and video, etc.)
  • Direct messages (including messages to yourself)
  • Group direct messages
  • Threaded messages
  • Messages of deactivated users
  • Messages of guest users
  • Pinned items

Read more about Backupery for Slack export structure.

Yes, it is possible. Besides the Slack-standard export format, the exported data is also converted to HTML so it could be easily viewed by any web browser.

Yes, it is possible. Backupery for Slack also exports the data in a Slack-standardized format (zip archive which contains JSON files), so the exported data could be imported back to Slack if necessary. Read file import notice.

Security is very important for us because we understand we are working with sensitive information. That is why the applications work locally, without storing or processing your data by any third-party web service. The applications use an industry-standard way to get access to Slack (OAuth 2.0), so you do not need to share your Slack username and password with the Backupery applications. All the communications with Slack services are made by a secure HTTPS protocol. Also, we are utilizing the best practices to build our applications: we use well-known development software and trusted third-party components. All our software signed with a digital signature to confirm the identity.

The Personal edition backs up the data (public & private channels, direct messages, group direct messages, files, etc.) which the user who installs the app is related to. For example, if the user takes part in a channel, then the whole channel is exported (including messages and uploaded files of all the members). If the user is not in a channel, the channel is not exported. The same is true for the direct messages and the group direct messages. Note, all the public channels are always exported, even if the user does not take part in some of them. In other words, the Personal edition works on behalf of the installing user.

The Workspace edition may back up all the data (public & private channels, direct messages, group direct messages, files, etc.) which is available in a workspace. So even if a user who installs the application does not have access to a conversation, it is still possible to export the conversation. To export any channel (public or private) it is necessary to add the application to the channel by using the “/invite” command or by using the app's settings page. To export any direct message conversation it is necessary to install an additional application called Backupery for Slack Assistant by any Slack user who takes part in the direct message conversation. Read more about the setup here:

You can backup multiple Slack workspaces one by one. Read more about that here.

At the moment of writing, we are not aware of any notifications being sent to admins, owners, or any other members about unauthorized installation attempts.

Yes, it will work, but please keep in mind that if you are on the Free plan on Slack, the message history is limited to 10.000 the most recent messages (it’s Slack limitation, not ours). It's possible to unlock this limitation by buying a Slack paid plan for a month, for example.

Yes, it is possible. You can use the application for the E-Discovery process. 

Use Backupery for Slack Workspace if you need to export the channels and direct messages that are related to a whole Slack workspace, not to a specific user.

Use Backupery for Slack Personal if you need to preserve an individual user account and get the messages of one user.

Yes, it is possible. You can use the application to comply with different internal and external compliance procedures.

Yes, the application saves free storage space by deleting obsolete backup snapshots.

Yes, the application allows you to set periods for automatic backups to meet any schedule.

Yes, it supports Org-wide installation on Slack Enterprise Grid.

Sure, we provide customization services for building a wide range of custom features and integrations. Just drop us a line if you are interested and we’ll provide more information on this.


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