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Backups

The bookmarks and files you save to your Raindrop.io are stored on Raindrop.io's servers. In other words, they’re stored "in the cloud”.

This means that your collection will be available on any computer or mobile device (phone or tablet) that is connected to your Raindrop.io account.

Permanent Library#

Raindrop.io automatically creates copies of all web-pages and files in your collection. That way, even if an item changes or is taken offline, you will be able to open the version that you have saved in Raindrop.io.

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Only available in Pro plan

Web-pages are saved entirely with styles, fonts and images. Permanent copy is fully portable (single file), static and doesn't have any external data source dependencies or scripts. All ads and tracking scripts are stripped away!

Content of web-pages and PDF's is fully searchable as described in full-text search documentation.

Space for your copies is unlimited. Link to your copy is private and can't be made public. When PRO subscription is expired, permanent copies become unaccessible and could be removed in future.

How long it takes to copy all of my bookmarks?#

It's depends on count of your bookmarks and global queue. Usually 1000 bookmarks will be copied in half an hour. If it takes a lot longer, let us know.

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Be sure that after upgrade to PRO, copies will not appear immediately. We need some time to copy each of your bookmarks, as described above.

How to access permanent copy?#

Web app, desktop app or browser extension

Right click on a bookmark and select "Open permanent copy"

Mobile app

Tap "..." next to bookmark, then tap "Open permanent copy"

How to download a permanent copy?#

Open permanent copy, then click Download and follow the intructions

Limitations#

Some bookmarks or files can't be saved by several reasons described below. When this happen you will see a special icon

Known limitations:#

  • Bookmarks in "Trash" are ignored and not saved
  • Maximum size of entire web-page/file is limited by 70 Mb
  • Video, audio and iframes included in web-page could not be saved
  • Web-pages with fancy animations based on scroll position could not be saved correctly
  • Links that require login or not publicly accessible could not be saved
  • Small amount can't be saved due to script failure, those will be automatically retried
  • If you found bookmark that marked as "failed to copy" by mistake, please send this link

Export to File#

Because your collections is stored in the cloud, you do not need to create special backups of your saved Raindrop.io items. However, If you wish to download your bookmarks for other uses you can use our export tool which creates a downloadable HTML file.

To access our export tool, visit settings page and click Export .html file.
You will receive an email shortly.

HTML file will contain:

  • Collections
  • Links
  • Tags

Automatic Backups#

If you want to be even more confident, just use our automatic backup solution that supports Dropbox and Google Drive at the moment. Backups are made automatically shortly after you make any change in Raindrop.io.

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Only available in Pro plan

Here how to enable automatic backup:

  1. Visit settings page
  2. Turn on/off particular account in Cloud backup section
  3. Shortly after first backup will be made

Backup to Dropbox#

You can find your backup in /Apps/Raindrop.io folder

Backup to Google Drive#

Backup will be saved to Raindrop.io-Export.html file