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Making offline backups

Higher tier of DatoCMS offer the ability to generate nightly copies of your content to your own Amazon S3 buckets, but even if you're on lower plans making offline backups is extremely easy.

Here's a quick example script that uses our REST API to dump every record into a records.json file, and locally downloads every asset.

You can then add this script into a cron-job and store the result in a S3 bucket:

const SiteClient = require('datocms-client').SiteClient;
const fs = require('fs');
const path = require('path');
const request = require('request');

const client = new SiteClient('YOUR-API-TOKEN');

console.log('Downloading records...');

client.items.all({}, { allPages: true })
.then(response => {
  fs.writeFileSync('records.json', JSON.stringify(response, null, 2));
.then(() => {
.then((site) => {
  client.uploads.all({}, { allPages: true })
  .then(uploads => {
    return uploads.reduce((chain, upload) => {
      return chain.then(() => {
        return new Promise((resolve) => {
          const imageUrl = 'https://' + site.imgixHost + upload.path;
          console.log(`Downloading ${imageUrl}...`);

          const stream = fs.createWriteStream('./' + path.basename(upload.path));
          stream.on('close', resolve);
    }, Promise.resolve());