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Enables conversion between database formats or dumping from live database systems for the purposes of preservation.
License:LGPL v3
Platforms:Platform independent - Java

The Database Preservation Toolkit allows conversion between Database formats, including connection to live systems, for purposes of digitally preserving databases. The toolkit allows conversion of live or backed-up databases into preservation formats such as DBML, an XML format created for the purpose of database preservation. The toolkit also allows conversion of the preservation formats back into live systems to allow the full functionality of databases. For example, it supports a specialized export into MySQL, optimized for PhpMyAdmin, so the database can be fully experimented using a web interface.


At the current version (1.0.0) the following database management systems import/export modules are supported:

  • MySQL
  • MS SQL Server
  • MS Access
  • Oracle (untested)
  • PostreSQL
  • DBML (Database Markup Language)

Additionally it is possible to export a database management system to a specific database SQL using the following export modules:

  • PostgreSQLFile
  • MySQLFile
  • SQLServerFile
  • GenericSQLFile

More import/export modules are being developed at the current time being DB2 one of them. Besides, it is also being developed the modules to support the SIARD database preservation format formats:SIARD. (2014-03-11)

User Experiences

Development Activity

Code is being actively developed at Database Preservation Toolkit GitHub repository and Database Preservation Toolkit GitHub Forked repository.

Release Feed

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2023-04-26 08:09:53
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/12726858/vv2.10.4 vv2.10.4]
by hmiguim
2023-04-26 09:21:35
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/12726858/v2.10.4 Version 2.10.4]
by github-actions[bot]
2022-11-08 15:13:39
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/12726858/v2.10.3 Version 2.10.3]
by github-actions[bot]

Activity Feed

Below the last 5 commits:

2023-04-26 09:19:48
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/0cddcff3b815f736b3331fc0981fcd451f66789a Setting version 2.11.0-SNAPSHOT]
by hmiguim https://github.com/hmiguim
2023-04-26 09:19:31
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e2c76a0ee5aea20eb03343e82d400ed1ca5ab89f Updating changelog [ci skip]]
by hmiguim https://github.com/hmiguim
2023-04-26 09:05:00
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/bbf614aa54b10fc72163d949362719bc44852e77 Setting version 2.10.4]
by hmiguim https://github.com/hmiguim
2023-04-24 10:34:15
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/e8a4eb5a302e362f9389d387dec69a47d19da93a Fix #533]
by hmiguim https://github.com/hmiguim
2023-01-04 15:13:58
[tag:github.com,2008:Grit::Commit/51e91746a57e5bd38d91440e46aec9c449e84b50 Java 9+ compatibility by adding JAXB to dependencies #531]
by luis100 https://github.com/luis100