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How do you back up content in ArcGIS Online?

Question asked by BrackeH on Sep 19, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 19, 2019 by C_Martin

Does anybody have any recommendations for backing up Feature Services in ArcGIS Online?  I would ideally like to be able to save the Service Definition files to one of our servers and use them to recover lost/deleted data.  The problem is that the Service Definition file is only relevant to the time that the Feature Service was created.  So if I change the popup configuration, change symbology, or edit features within ArcGIS Online and "Save Layer", these changes are not updated within the Service Definition file.  We need a way to create a recoverable snapshot of our data.


Is there another way to handle this?  I believe that the popup configuration and symbology can be accessed through the JSON, but you can't access feature geometry and table records through JSON.  Is that correct?


Does ESRI have any plans for lost data recovery in ArcGIS Online?