Channel Backup

Channel Backup

the #1 YouTube channel backup tool

Back up your videos' metadata and protect your channel against data loss. Restore everything in a flash for peace of mind.

protect your channel's data against online threats

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. It’s good advice. Protect your YouTube channel by backing everything up with TubeBuddy YouTube Channel Backup.

Even if a hacker gains access to your channel, you’re secure in the knowledge that you have a backup waiting in the wings.

By keeping a backup of your channel, you can create content knowing that if a tragedy happens, you can recover everything in a breeze. Safeguard your channel and enjoy the freedom to create content without fear.

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restore your YouTube metadata in record time

With Channel Backup, you can easily export all your video information in minutes and reinstate your videos' metadata anytime. Just upload the backup file, and your metadata will pop back into place. It's like you hit a giant 'undo' button on your lost data.

protect your channel's data with Channel Backup

here's how Channel Backup works

Channel Backup is available for the following plans




how to backup your YouTube channel

  • Step 1: In your YouTube Studio dashboard, click "Bulk & Misc Tools."
  • Step 2: Under "Misc Tools," click "Channel Backup."
  • Step 3: Select whether you want to backup your entire videos or the last one since your last backup, and start the backup.
  • Step 4: Once it's done, export the data in the CSV file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Channel Backup work?

Channel Backup is a tool that exports all the metadata associated with your videos in one CSV file. In case you ever suffer a data breach, you could easily recover all of your metadata by uploading the CSV the tool provides. That way, you protect your video's information and shortcut the recovery process.

Why do I need a channel backup?

Backups are like insurance against theft or data loss. Whether a hacker steals your passwords and removes all of your videos or somebody changes your video's description, a backup allows you to restore all of your metadata easily.

How long does it take to back up my channel?

It depends on the amount of videos you have on your channel. The more videos, the longer it'll take. Generally, it will take Channel Backup up to a few seconds per video. So if you have 100 videos uploaded, you’ll need to give Channel Backup a few minutes to work its magic.

What formats can I export my channel backup?

Channel Backup currently provides a CSV file. You can open and see the information in this file in Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, or any other similar software. However, it's important to keep your backup in CSV format as it's the only one Channel Backup accepts for restoring your data.

What metadata does Channel Backup export?

Channel Backup includes the following metadata for each of your videos:

  • video ID
  • channel ID
  • title
  • tags
  • description
  • privacy
  • category
  • date published

How often should I back up my YouTube channel?

The key with any backup is to do it regularly. We advise completing a channel backup at least once a month, though some TubeBuddy users choose to make it a part of their regular upload routine. I.e. anytime they upload a new video, they take a second to create a new channel backup.

Do I need to back up my whole channel?

Yes and no. You’ll need to complete a full channel backup once, but after that is completed you can choose to only consider videos uploaded since you last completed a backup.

Does Channel Backup backup my videos?

No. Videos themselves are not a typical target for hackers. They’re more interested in messing with your metadata, inserting scam and spam links into video descriptions for example.

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