View and store backup data

After you export and save backup data, you have a few options for viewing and storing it. This article outlines how to:

View CSV export data

Exported records are saved as a CSV file, which can be opened with Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or any other CSV-compatible software.

To view CSV export data, open the file using your CSV-compatible software. The data will appear in the spreadsheet.


View SQL export data


Some database files are exported as a compressed ZIP file, which needs to be extracted (unzipped) to access the SQL file.

Database files are exported as an SQL file, which is designed specifically for data and database management.

SQL files can be opened with SQL-compatible database software, like MySQL or Richardson RazorSQL. SQL files can also be opened in plain text editor software, like Microsoft Notepad and Apple TextEdit, although the data will display differently.

To view export data using MySQL, you'll need to create an account. For step-by-step instructions, see MySQL setup information. To download MySQL directly, see MySQL downloads.


Store export data

Both records exports and database backup exports are saved to the default downloads folder on your device. You can then move this file and store it on any physical storage device according to your company's data retention policy.

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