About SIARD archival format

Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases (SIARD) format was developed by the Swiss Federal Archives in 2007. SIARD is an open format designed for archival of relational databases.

We support SIARD directly in all our products both for reading and writing!

Underlying format of SIARD files is XML, compressed as a ZIP archive. The format itself is independent of database vendor, allowing for standardized backups of wide variety of relational databases.