How has this not been addressed yet? I can’t see how any business person would, as said above, give AirTable the chance to be a single point of failure for their organisation, and especially in a climate of hype-funding, acquisitions, and shutdowns. What happened to DabbleDB? Acquired by Twitter and shutdown.
I don’t imagine the data will disappear in such a case (though not the only case for argument), but not being able to easily access data you own, which your organisation critically relies on, is just not a very intelligent thing to volunteer for.
I am planning to use AirTable for pretty much ALL of my organisational needs, personal and business-related, and this is about the only thing that has me very sceptical, of which only worsens the more time I invest into it. Would be extra cool if you could provide a self-hosted version (I’d consider paying $$$)! :stuck_out_tongue: Then I can manage my data myself through Amazon RDS, etc, Failing that, perhaps the API can be used to periodically read the data and dump it into your own database, of which you can fine-tune the backup and recovery.
RE: “In the next few months we plan on implementing “full base export”, which would include all the cells in every table as well as attachments.” -last update in 2016
Hello, @Airtable_Support. Does the company intend to apply the recent $52M in funding toward the local storage project? Having a hard copy of all company information is critical in cloud tech, where no one is truly safe from being hacked. Personally, the only reason I haven’t ditched Excel for Airtable is because it lacks this function…
…and I really want to ditch Excel for Airtable. Judging from this thread, many Airtable users would benefit from an offline desktop program from the company.
Airtable is not and will never be a spreadsheet application like Libreoffice Calc or Excel!You have not half as much functions/formulas and stuff, needed for a typical spreadsheet application. See it as an easy to use cloud based database and for all other stuff stay with Excel.
This doesn’t mean that a local backup function or a offline function with the mobile app is needed. Sometimes you will not have a Internet connection and than you run into a big problem if you need access to Airtable…
Hi, was this feature ever added? It seems like there are many people with the same concern / desire, and I couldn’t find any way to do this when looking around Airtable myself. I’d love to be informed as well if this feature exists!