Backup of power Bi Reports
Please provide backup feature for power bi reports.suddenly if i deleted reports from server there is not option to retrieve the reports as of now.
If you can provide this feature at service level that will be very useful to maintain the backup reports.
Pete Stickney commented
Associated objects like comment threads should also be backed up and restorable with those reports.
Hours of work gone in a sec... mistakenly deleted report is a headache. Please make a recovery option :(
This is a much needed feature, would be really helpfull
why not this function? it is a commercial product!
Bruce Anderson commented
I learnt that if I delete a data source in the service and reupload it (to fix field naming changes) that if it is an excel file being uploaded then all the reports using it are deleted automatically. Strangely, the same does not happen if it is a .pbix that is published to the service and replaced. So this caused me a lot of grief as I had around 20 reports that were made in the service, without a backup, all using the one excel powerquery file.
I agree, offering a backup solution is a must have.
At least provide a PowerShell script to do this, currently its not working properly.
Bill Barr commented
Again, either option works for me. Either a backup of the dataset and associated reports or a recycle bin. Either solution works for our group.
It is insane not to have a feature that backups workspaces/dashboards/reports. For us, the main reason of going with Power BI is that it is self-service!
Should call it Limited (instead of Power) BI
Kevin H commented
I understand how I can download a report as a .pbix...
...But I have a "self-service" workspace, where many users publish many reports. I would like to be able to easily back up (and restore) ALL of the reports. Like an interface to download and upload many .pbix files at once.
In enterprise environment backup/restore it is a must. App Workspace seems like a good unit of backup. In my company I have to file an exception to accept the lack of backup.
I echo all here. It is really not good that reports, deleted accidently, can not be restored from the backup as it is not in place.
you should introduce it ASAP.
Kevin H commented
I use Power BI Desktop, to create and publish a dataset to an app workspace. Then, several other users create/publish reports, in the Power BI Service, based on my dataset.
What if one user accidentally deletes or modifies another user's report? It would be great if we could back up reports created in the Service. (Or otherwise "protect" them, like with versioning.)