Only for paying customers

Our system creates backups of the entire database for each paying customer. These backup are available as ZIP archive, you will receive an email after they are generated and we advise you to download them immediately.

The frequency of your backups are covered in the Features table.

Backups do not include invoices, you are responsible to create backups of these documents offline.

Archive duration

We keep backups for 60 days before they are removed from our servers.

You are responsible for downloading them as soon as possible.

On premise

Your backups could be used to setup your own Kimai by using them with the open source version. We believe that our hosted service is the best Kimai experience you can get – we are confident that there is no reason to use this option.

But we believe in freedom of choice, respect your data and don't like "vendor lock-ins" – that's why we offer this option for our customers satisfaction.


There are no additional costs involved with backups, they are included in your paid plan.

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