Marketo DB Export

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Marketo DB Export

Jep Castelein​,

Here (Marketo Replication to Data Warehouse ) you mention the option to export the db snapshot for customers.

How can we get hold of that snapshot for our account?

To give you some background: we are building a data pipeline and building models for varied business questions. Marketo is one of the many source systems. Going forward we have setup a service to work with the bulk api and extract ongoing events across leads and activities in a periodic manner. For backfilling historical data we need that one large export.

All help in this regard will be appreciated!

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Hey Osama,

You can export your Marketo database by going to Lead Database>System Smart Lists>All Leads>Click the "Leads" tab then select the export button at the bottom.

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Thanks!

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Thanks for such a prompt response! The activities data export is the one I am more concerned about (due to its size). Anyway to self-serve that entire table/db?

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Re: Marketo DB Export

Why do you need the one large export?  How many years are you talking about?

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More or less 4 years

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So with bulk Activity Extract, that's 76 CSVs (19 per year), half of which will be very tiny (the leftover days in a 31-day month). I don't know about your volume per month but this could take less than a workday to run.

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I think we are not talking about the same thing here. When I extract Activity Data for ALL Leads in our database using bulk export job creation api: marketo_base_url/bulk/v1/activities/export/create.json I get files via export endpoint; atleast 100MB in size for only one day of activity. The API restricts me to only a 500 MB download per day. And hence asked for a master snapshot of the historical data. Am I assuming something wrong about bulk exports here?

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OK, if you're generating an unfiltered dump with that much volume you'd need an offline export. I'm not sure if this is still available without a Professional Services engagement.

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Best way is an export via a API.  If you have a decent API limit it shouldn't take too long - a few weeks.  We bring everything down nightly into warehouses for analysis.   This includes Leads and all Lead Activity for the last 4 years.

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On a regular basis, sure. For four years of this much data I'd incline toward an offline export because you're basically going to paralyze your all your other API-consuming apps for longer than I'd be comfortable with. (10K calls per day is still the official standard.)