Gearset offers multiple ways to download data from a data backup job. All data downloads are logged in the data download history of the backup job.
Ways to download data from a data backup job
Using a snapshot
Gearset has a few options for downloading data from a data backup job. The first way is to use the
use snapshot button. Once this has been opened you can select download data.
From here you can filter this to the objects you want to download.
Once you have filtered the objects, then you can start the export.
From View Changes
From here you can view the changes between the last backup and the current backup.
Once you have selected an object, you can then choose what records you would like to download and click the
download from this backup button.
If selecting deleted records then you will need to select
Download from previous backup
Once you have selected records that you wish to download, you will be able to give the download a
friendly name which will be shown in the friendly name section of the data download history of your Backup job.
There is a 50 GB limit on the ZIP file that can be downloaded from a backup job.
If your org is particularly large or the filter is very wide then it may take a while for the export and download to complete.
If you download a deleted record, you'll have an empty file, as it's downloading from the most recent backup. If you want the deleted data, then you'll need to go to the last backup the data was in and download it there.