It would be great if mattermost allows to export all of user data(users, channels, message, ...).
I think it is important to persuade my coworkers to start to use mattermost.
Mattermost 5.4 releases a bulk export tool, which lets you export the following data types:
- Channels (Public & Private)
- Users’ Team memberships
- Users’ Channel memberships
- Posts (Posts in the Public/Private channels and also replies to those posts)
Thank you everyone for nominating this feature!
Are there any plans to include attachments in the exported dump?
Thank you Michael for the question.
That is correct. However, we have a community contribution which adds direct and group message channels to the export: https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-server/pull/9603
Michael Borohovski commented
To be clear, the new feature doesn't export direct messages, correct?
we need to make sure that:
1- exported files are compatible with Mattermost bulk import functionality (to allow users to export from current instance of mattermost and import into new instance at a later date)
2- Admins are able to select what level of export they need. Options might be:
a. export only users and teams
b. export only users, teams and public channels
c. Export users, teams, public channels and messages
This would help admins create a fresh new instance (without older messages) of Mattermost without having to manually add all users, create teams/channels etc.
I would expect this feature to become mandatory if one as EU users due to the upcoming GDPR...
Michael Borohovski commented
Especially now that Slack has this, it should definitely exist; important for compliance, too.
Rachel Fish commented
Being unable to export data from mattermost in a slack-compatible format is a big factor keeping us from adopting it at my company.
It makes no sense that you can export data from slack, import it into mattermost, but once you switch to mattermost there's no going back. It makes the risk of adopting mattermost much higher than the potential benefits.
Should I register an account on the mattermost Jira to vote there as well?
Frances Bevan commented
Go to https://mattermost.atlassian.net/browse/PLT-49 and login to vote for this issue in the backlog also.
Florian Seidel commented
D. Damasceno commented
This would be a must to keep control on datas.
The export should be easy to read to allow quick searches on archived discussions without the need of using the application itself...
Timothy Cutts commented
I agree 100% with Michael Hawks below. In academia, in particular, groups and projects move from place to place all the time. Data needs to move with them, so the ability to export a particular team makes a great deal of sense.
No-one likes vendor lock-in; in my world that sort of thing will tend to prevent solutions from being adopted.
Eichi Mita commented
Sam Kohn commented
I am also excited about Mattermost, but I wouldn't want to adopt it unless I could export my team. This is super important for following a "You control your data" philosophy.
Michael Hawks commented
The ability to export / import Team Data (users, channels, messages, attachments, etc) would be very beneficial for cross organization collaboration. We have many divisions and companies that we work with that each have their own MM server. It would be great to move the MM Team from one server to another if migration makes sense based on current project ownership.
Jayakumar Kamaraj commented
Now tracked at https://mattermost.atlassian.net/browse/PLT-49
This feature was partially implemented, then cut, and the tracking ticket was unfortunately closed without writing in the explanation.
The ticket has been re-opened to track this issue
Seungwoo Yu commented
One of customer(*** MOSAIC), they have also request similar feature, but they want to export of specific channel's message with filter options(time). I will update to Ian.
Brandon Curtis commented
This appears to be discussed here: https://mattermost.atlassian.net/browse/PLT-49
Has this already been implemented for enterprise users?
I found this suggestion via your forum post: http://forum.mattermost.org/t/how-do-i-export-data/560