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 do anything to your existing base, and restoring a base from a snapshot will create a new base, without affecting your existing base.
If you'd like to restore items from your base that have been deleted in the past seven days (like tables, views, fields, and records), try looking through the trash first.
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 team in 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 team'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.