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Importing and Exporting data from Dgraph Cloud

You can export your data from one Dgraph Cloud backend, and then import this data back into another Dgraph instance or Dgraph Cloud Backend.

Exporting Data

You can export your data using JSON format. To do this, call the export mutation on /admin/slash. As an example, if your GraphQL endpoint is at, then the /admin endpoint for the schema is be at

Note Please note that this endpoint requires Authentication.

The following is an example of a GraphQL mutation to export data to JSON.

mutation {
  export {
    response { code message }

The signedUrls output field contains a list of URLs which can be downloaded. These URLs expire after 48 hours.

Export will usually return 3 files: * g01.gql_schema.gz - The GraphQL schema file. This file can be re-imported via the Schema APIs * g01.json.gz - the data from your instance, which can be imported via live loader * g01.schema.gz - This file is the internal Dgraph schema. If you have set up your backend with a GraphQL schema, then you should be able to ignore this file.

Importing data with Live Loader

It is possible to import data into a Dgraph Cloud backend using live loader. In order to import data, do the following steps

  1. First import your schema into your Dgraph Cloud backend, using either the Schema API or via the Schema Page.
  2. Find the gRPC endpoint for your cluster, as described in the advanced queries section. This will look like
  3. Run the live loader as follows. Do note that running this via docker requires you to use an unreleased tag (either master or v20.07-slash)
docker run -it --rm -v /path/to/g01.json.gz:/tmp/g01.json.gz dgraph/dgraph:v20.07-slash \
  dgraph live --slash_grpc_endpoint=<grpc-endpoint>:443 -f /tmp/g01.json.gz -t <api-token>
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