Backing Up Your Projects

Citavi for Windows backs up your projects automatically. You canalo make a manual backup whenever you want. Here are all of your backup options:

Automatic backups for local projects

Whenever you close a local project, Citavi automatically creates a backup copy. You can tell Citavi where the backups should be saved and how many copies should be saved at any given time. Attached files are not included in the backup copy. Cloud projects and DBServer projects are backed up in a different way.

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Archiving projects manually

You can create an archive for a project, regardless of whether it's a local, cloud, or DBServer project. In contrast to backup copies, archives include all PDF files, cover art, and images in the Citavi Attachments folder. Exception: DBServer archives do not contain attached files in the archive file.

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Making a manual copy of a project

A copy of a project differs from an archive in just one way: all files are copied individually. As soon as you have created a copy of a project, you can edit it directly. You can use the project copy to download a cloud project and continue working on it locally.

Backup types in comparison

 

Backup

Archive

Project copy

Project type

 

 

 

Local projects

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cloud projects

No

Yes

Yes

DBServer projects

No

Yes

Yes

Automatic or manual

 

 

 

Automatically upon close

Yes

No

No

Manually as needed

Yes

Yes

Yes

Purpose

 

 

 

Backups

Yes

Yes

(Yes)

Sharing with another person

No

Yes

(Yes)

Downloading a cloud project

No

(Yes)

Yes

Technical details

 

 

 

File ending

.ctv6backup

.ctv6archive

.ctv6

Format

.xml

.zip

.SQLite

Self-extracting archive

Yes

Yes

No