History Objects

If you have field history tracking enabled for certain objects, let's take a look at how you can back up the history objects.


You may have field history tracking enabled for specific objects in your Salesforce environment. Enabling this will create history objects in Salesforce. GRAX supports backup of history objects. Let's take a look at the steps.


Note that this feature is for history objects and does NOT apply to field audit trail.

History Backup Considerations

You will need to create a history-specific backup job by selecting History as the backup type.


Note that only objects that have been enabled for history tracking will show up in the dropdown.

Simply select History as your backup type to see a list of history objects available for backup.

You may see bulk API jobs opened up for some history objects, depending on the backup job criteria.

Use the summary link to track and see details of the job.


API Considerations

In general, when creating the backup job, if the date filter is left empty (i.e. you are doing a full backup of all selected history objects) the bulk API with PK Chunking will be used to back up the objects. The number of bulk batches produced will (very roughly) be the total number of parent records divided by 100,000, given that Salesforce pk chunks history objects based on the parent object.

If there is a date filter specified, the REST API may be used. If the REST API was leveraged for an object, you will see on the Summary page approximately how many API calls were used.

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