SIARD database archive

SIARD stands for Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases and is an open format developed by the Swiss Federal Archives. SIARD is a data archival format (standardized XML meant to reliably read and write databases regardless of its original format). Our software can both read and write SIARD format efficiently.

We support SIARDs directly in our products! You don't need separate drivers and can immediately connect to your database.

By its structure, SIARD is a collection of files compressed as ZIP archive. It contains metadata information and data, including large binary data items.

All our products support SIARD database directly.

Export your SIARD database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from SIARD. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current SIARD database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.

Import data into your SIARD database

We have several solutions to copy data and for most purposes we'd recommend Full Convert to do it.

Additionally, if you want to import data on a regular basis and do not want to recreate the whole target database from scratch every time, but rather do tiny targeted sync of only changes since the last run, either use Full Convert Pro, or Replicator.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.

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