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How can I export all my assets from Dash?
How can I export all my assets from Dash?

Learn how to make a backup of your assets

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Written by Charlie Pinker
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You may want to export all of your Dash assets, for example if:

  • You want to create an offline backup/archive on your own systems

  • You are thinking of leaving Dash and want to move your assets to a different system (πŸ˜₯ )

(Note that as per our data security policies, we continually make regular, encrypted backups so you don't need to do your own backups if you don't want to)

What is exported

Your assets will be exported in the original format that they were updated in.

  • All metadata that was embedded in the original file when it was added to Dash.

  • The full folder structure from your Dash account.

  • Files will be exported using their original file name, unless multiple identically-named files exist in the same folder, in which case we will prepend the asset ID to each of the files to ensure each file has a unique filename.

  • Assets in all users' bins

  • Assets submitted for approval but not yet approved

What is not exported

  • Previous versions of assets

  • Custom metadata (fields) you've created and stored against your assets. To obtain this, request a metadata export.

Performing an export from Dash

All of our Dash exports are conducted using Amazon S3. This is a cloud-based storage location.

If you're exporting assets as a one-off, we can create a temporary S3 bucket for you and then provide you with the credentials once the export is complete.

If you need to routinely export your assets, you'll need to create your own S3 bucket. Follow the instructions here: How do I create an Amazon S3 Bucket?

Just get in touch using the in-app chat to let us know you'd like an export, and we'll get it started for you.

Accessing your exported assets

Once we've completed the export, you can access your assets in various ways. This article explains how to access your bucket from your desktop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do assets in multiple folders get exported to?

For assets that are stored in multiple folders, we'll export each asset to the deepest folder path we find.

For example, if asset desk01.jpg is stored in the folders /products/desk and /marketing/promo/campaign1, the asset will be placed in /marketing/promo/campaign1 in the export bucket.

Note that our metadata export does include all the paths an asset is contained in, so you can retain this information for future reference if desired.

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