Group data backup or export

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With the group data export feature you can:

  • Download a file containing member data to audit group membership.
  • Download content of your group including text of threads and polls for archive or analysis.
  • Open poll results in a spreadsheet or scripting language.
  • Print or save PDF's of a thread or poll for archival purposes.
  • Move your group, including all users, threads, polls, and files to another Loomio server.

If you ever want to move from Loomio managed servers to your own, you can use this feature.

If you're running your own Loomio server, and would rather not anymore, Loomio offer managed hosting in USA, EU and Australia. If you'd like to migrate your group to one of these servers, please contact us.

Contact us if you would like to transfer your Loomio group from Loomio's global hosted service at to one of our regional services; for Europe or for Australia and New Zealand.

Export data

Open the group drop down menu by clicking on the three dots, and select Export group data.

Export group data as CSV

For working with the group data in a spreadsheet, such as with MS Excel or Google Sheets.

You'll be prompted to choose a destination on your computer for the CSV file.

Export group data as HTML

For when you want to save the data for archival purposes.

This will open the HTML file in another tab in your browser. If you want to save the file, right-click anywhere on the page and click "Save as".

Export group data as JSON

For when you want to move your group data to a self-hosted Loomio instance.

You'll shortly receive an email with a link to downloading the JSON file.

You may need to extract a copy of a thread to store in a separate file archive.

Print thread retains all comments, polls, votes and outcomes, along with thread formatting.

In the thread menu click on the 3 dots menu (⋯) and choose Print. Loomio will generate an HTML page that you can then print or "save to pdf" using the print tool in your browser.

You can copy the page to paste it into a document editor, file or data repository.

Import your group data on another Loomio server

For instructions on setting up your own Loomio server, visit:

If you are hosting your own Loomio deployment, and would like to import your exported data:

Copy the .json file to the container instance's import folder:

scp your-group-data.json

Access the running Rails console:

docker exec -ti loomio-app rails console

Call the service: