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.
It's very easy to copy existing database tables into your SIARD database. Just point Full Convert to your source database, select your target and let it copy things over.
Tutorials showing how to copy data from another database into SIARD:
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.
Tutorials showing how to copy data from SIARD to another database: