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Q: Is Trello data backed up?

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Trello maintains disaster recovery backups of their entire platform – and every account on it. These backups are updated regularly. The purpose of a disaster recovery backup is to recover the entire Trello platform in case anything happens to their main data centers – such as a natural disaster causing a flood or a malicious attack by hackers. These types of disasters are extremely rare but platforms like Trello make sure they are prepared for them.

As a Trello user, it’s important to understand that Trello’s disaster recovery backup cannot be used to restore data in your individual account.

Because user data stored in Trello is on a shared infrastructure, it is not possible for us to recover a subset of that information from backups.

Rememberthat backup contains the data of all 50,000,000 users on the Trello platform. It’s not set upin a way that allows Trello employees to pick and choose data to restore.

That means that you run the risk of losing important data from your Trello account if:

  • You or someone else with access to your Trello board accidentally deletes an entire board, list, or card
  • Someone with access to your Trello board accidentally deletes the entire board, a list, or a card
  • A 3rd-party Power-Up you’ve added to your Trello board makes unwanted changes or corrupts your data
  • You import data into Trello via a CSV that contains an error

What you need to backup and restore data from your individual Trello account is an account-level backup. That’s where Rewind comes in.

Rewind automatically backups your Trello boards, lists, and card, giving you the ability to undo mistakes and recover deleted data quickly. Backups are a great way to secure your Trello account. It’s like having an insurance policy on the workflows your business relies on.

If you’re reading this and thinking “Wait a second… I thought that Trello was able to back up and recover all my data,” you might have the wrong impression about what Trello backs up.

 Backup your Trello account today!