Using a base snapshot, you can back up a base and restore it to an earlier version. Airtable automatically takes occasional snapshots of your bases, and you can also manually take a snapshot. It may be a good idea to manually take a snapshot of your base immediately before restructuring or otherwise making a large amount of changes to your base.
Taking a snapshot won't affect the base you create it in. Restoring a base from a snapshot will create a new base without
affecting your existing base. The new base created by a snapshot can be used as a reference for recovery purposes, or you can switch over to this base completely moving forward.
Bases restored from snapshots do not have revision history, but will include record comments.
Taking a snapshot
Airtable will automatically take snapshots of your bases at set intervals (after a certain amount of data is entered), but you can also manually take a snapshot.
To manually take a snapshot, open the history menu from your base (which resembles a clock running backwards in time), and click the Snapshots option:
Then, select the "Take a snapshot" option:
It may take a few seconds for your snapshot to complete.
Once it has been completed, it will show up in the snapshots menu.
Restoring from a snapshot
To restore a snapshot, click the history icon, then snapshots, then choose the snapshot you'd like to restore:
You will then be prompted to select a workspace into which to place the restored snapshot of your base.
Limits on snapshot history
Your snapshots won't stick around forever—snapshots are only accessible for a certain amount of time depending on your workspace's pricing plan.
- For the Free plan, you will be able to see the past 2 weeks' worth of snapshot history.
- For the Plus plan, 6 months' worth of snapshot history will be saved starting at your time of upgrade.
- For the Pro and Enterprise plans, 1 year's worth of snapshot history will be saved starting at your time of upgrade.
Snapshots have no revision history
-- but comments are
retained from the source base, like any other data.