Nightly backup of Zaps

  • 6 June 2020
  • 2 replies

Userlevel 2

I want to automate the creation of backups of my Zaps. I have a paid account.

Today I have to:

  1. use the UI, visit Settings > Data Management > Export My Data
  2. go to my email, find the “Your Zapier account data is ready to download” email, click on the button “Download your account data”
  3. download the file (doesn’t need to be authenticated)
  4. unzip the file
    •   inflating: task_history_download_urls.csv
        inflating: zapfile.json
        inflating: zap_data.json

I appreciate I could drive a headless browser, but is there a simpler way to automate step 1?

I want to do this nightly.



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Userlevel 7
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There isn’t a way to automate step 1 in an easy way… but I agree it would be a cool feature!

Userlevel 2

Well, it’s not hard with Selenium. But it’s ridiculous to have to jump through hoops when a simple API could fetch it.