Backupery for Slack is an application to make regular automatic backups of Slack data to the destination of your choice: directory on your computer, external disk drive, NAS (Network Attached Storage), USB stick, network share, Dropbox.
There are two editions of Backupery for Slack application: Personal and Workspace.
Backupery for Slack Personal backs up all the data that is related to a single particular user. For example, if the user takes part in a conversation, then the conversation and all the related items are exported. In other words, everything that the user could read and access is exported by the application.
Backupery for Slack Workspace is able to back up all the data which is available across a whole workspace. To allow it to export any channel or DM it is necessary to add the app to the channel or the DM.
To read more about the differences, please refer to the FAQs section below.
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.
How does the backup structure look like? What do I get in my destination directory after the application successfully backs up the data?
We have covered that in the following article: Backupery for Slack export structure
Please check this article: https://www.backupery.com/backupery-for-slack-export-structure/#how-to-access-the-downloaded-files
Please check the following article: https://www.backupery.com/backupery-for-slack-export-structure/#html-directory
Please refer to this article: https://www.backupery.com/backupery-for-slack-export-structure/#direct-messages
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.
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. Please note, all the public channels are always exported, even if the user does not take part in some of them.
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. It means that even if a user who installs the application does not have access to a conversation, it is still possible to export the conversation. To do this, it’s necessary to add the application to the channel or DM by using the “/invite” command or by using the app's settings page. That's how this type of apps work in Slack. You can read more how to invite the app to the conversations here: https://www.backupery.com/backup-slack-data/#backuperyforslackworkspace
You can backup multiple Slack workspaces one by one. Read more about that here.
It depends. Read more about that here.
Is it possible to use Backupery for Slack without the workspace owner and other members being notified?
Read the full answer here.
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, here is an excellent article on how to do that: https://feardamhan.com/2018/12/12/converting-a-slack-channel-from-private-to-public/
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.