Backup forms to my own server

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    Yarden Tamir 
    Asked on June 17, 2020 at 12:28 PM

    I run a piercing business and am looking into moving to a paperless solution for all of my filing needs. The health department requires me to hold a minimum of 3 years worth of client paperwork at a time. This paperwork needs to be easily accessed at any moment. Is there a way to not only upload to your servers but one of my own as well?

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    Answered on June 17, 2020 at 01:27 PM

    Hello Yarden! If you want to keep a backup of your forms on your server, then you can make use of our webhooks feature. If implemented, whenever a submission is received on Jotform, your webhook URL will also receive the same data via a POST request.

    When using webhooks, you'll need to individually download file uploads as only file urls are sent via webhooks (by default).

    Once you receive this data on your server, you can run server side scripts in PHP or similar languages to save the received data into your database of your choice like MySql, MongoDB etc.

    Apart from the Webhooks, another option for you is to use integrations like Google Drive, Google Sheets, or Dropbox. If implemented, Jotform sends the submitted data via your forms to your connected accounts (for example Google Drive) along with the file uploads.

    I hope this helps. For further queries, feel free to write back to us.