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Backup your report and dashboard in case someone accidentally drop or modify your report or dashboard.

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  • Alex Whittles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to be in Power BI, until then you can use Power BI Sentinel to automate backups for you.
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  • Chris Destouni commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Users have already deleted reports by mistake in my workspace. Please can we have a sensible way of making a backup.

  • Gary Thomann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lol. The 'tenent' of any one in IT is backups, backups, backups :) [first rule of infrastructure management]

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. This should happen at the workspace level where the admin can backup/download all reports (via checkbox) from the workspaces (without needing to go into each one individually).

    This will also greatly simplify the process when a database is migrated to a new server and updates need to be made in each/every report.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes, at it must back up all element in the workspace, i.e. reports, datasets, workbooks, settings, etc,.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be an automatic scheduled (nightly) backup that for all workspaces in a tenant and be able to restore individual reports/dashboards or datasets

  • Leandro Lopez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need this a sa part of the control version to prevent a solution to be overwrited by a user.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be an automatic scheduled (nightly) backup that we can setup for all workspaces in a tenant and be able to restore individual reports/dashboards or datasets

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes. Thank you guys and gals
    It's July 2017 and I don't think as a user we have tenancy backup yet. I wonder if Microsoft is waiting for the online deployment and hosting model to solidify first. Apps and app-work spaces are fairly new and I imagine it would be difficult to roll out major backup frameworks until after these major changes.

  • Earl Glynn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does anyone from Microsoft ever look at these requests? Too many good ideas seem to be ignored for too long.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have just triple voted as I had to delete a dataset and re-load. To discover I had to rebuild a dashboard :-( .

    I have reports etc under version control but a dashboard backup is a must - i really don't want to have to maintain word documents containing each different dashboard build.

  • Jeremy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality is a must. For tabular model connections, we are at risk of losing 100s of hours of work at the click of a button, with no recovery options.

  • Matt Allington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have just had the same problem occur. Power BI Desktop is a great tool to manage version control and master backups of reports. But there is a significant effort and focus that goes into producing dashboards (eg pinning tiles) yet there is no way to back up this work. There needs to be some sort of version snap shop to allow us to recover in the scenario where someone accidentally deletes a dataset and that then deletes dashboard links. As an alternative/additional idea, maybe you could prompt a user with information about how many dashboard tiles and reports will be lost when deleting a report/dataset.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have had to spend hours of developer’s time to manually recover dashboards that disappeared (along with the workspace they were in) after an AD sync.

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