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How to create a simple useful backup of everything in trello?

We have been using trello for years and love it. I started worrying about something happening and losing all our information stored in trello. I created backups for boards in json and csv but neither makes sense to me? I am not an idiot but feel like it when I read about how these backups work. I tried opening the csv and it looks like gibberish to me. Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the best/simplest way to backup all info in trello incase of a crash or data loss or corrupted file etc. I dont want to save these json/csv files only to find out they don't contain useable info I need! Does anyone know of trustworthy companies that can work on trello boards for this and do it for me? I am willing to pay if need be? 

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 25, 2019

@Jake Gonzales check out this series on using Google Sheets for backup and disaster recovery -- the same guy has quite a few articles on it:

http://www.littlebluemonkey.com/blog/trello-backup-30

I based my Trellinator framework in Google Apps Script on this guy's work:

https://trello.com/integrations/#trellinator

When backing up Trello you have the option of just storing information in some "raw" format, you can also use a board based backup to give you an easy way to review and restore an entire board without having to parse JSON/CSV information.

If you need help implementing it just click the link in my profile.

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