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The Export function is a best way to back up data in the Forums application. This function allows you to export categories and forums in the Forums application into the .zip or .xml file. When a category/forum is exported, all of its forum, topics, posts and properties are also exported. This exported file can be used to import into the Forums application.
Backing up a category & forum includes the following actions: