How often are JotForm forms backed up?

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    Asked on October 21, 2011 at 01:56 AM

    Hi guys :) Just a quick question, I was wondering how often JotForm backs up the forms on an account? I'm assuming it's a database dump, maybe done nightly?

    If a form needs to be restored for some reason what kind of fee applies, and does the restoration also restore the user submissions?

    I don't currently need to restore a form but it would be good to know just in case.


    PS - I've been really happy with JotForm for this monster form I've just finished ( Not being able to clone conditions was a bit of a pain, and there's one small bug I can't resolve, but other than that it's been perfect and made putting together a form this big relatively simple.

    Your super-fast forum support was also greatly appreciated as I had a few things I needed help with while building it and generally got a reply to my posts within half hour. Thanks and keep up the good work :)

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    Answered on October 21, 2011 at 06:02 AM

    Hi Harmony,

    Last I heard, we cannot do form restoration anymore - at least not with changes made by the user. We used to restore forms by request but it took too much time and has gotten a lot riskier due to the fact that our servers hold millions of forms which can get affected by even the tiniest error.

    Our servers perform back ups regularly, although I am not quite sure what the interval is. In any case, if your form gets corrupted due to a server error, just let us know so we can forward the issue to the proper department.

    As a tip, I would suggest that you "backup" your forms before making any changes by cloning them. Go to My Forms, right-click on a form then choose Clone Form