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How To: Back up content in ArcGIS Online

Summary

The instructions provided describe how to back up data from ArcGIS Online to a local machine as a preventative measure to save online content from being permanently deleted.

Procedure

The best practice to back up an organization's content on ArcGIS Online is to save individual copies of the data to a local machine. The following steps are only applicable with data owned by, or shared with, an organization or user.

Warning:
Any content deleted from an organization is permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

To back up data types such as CSV or KML files, shapefiles, map and layer packages:

  1. In ArcGIS Online, navigate to your Content page.
  2. Open the item details page for the data file and click the Download button.


To back up a hosted feature service (which is especially important if it is edited frequently by multiple users within an organization):

  1. In ArcGIS Online, navigate to your Content page.
  2. Open the item details for the hosted feature service.
  3. Click Export Data, choose the data format you want to export to.
  4. The file is saved as an item in your Content, To download the file navigate to the item in your content page and follow the download instructions above.

The layer export options:

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