SIARD (Software Independent Archiving of Relational Databases)

This document contains the specification for the SIARD file format version 2.1.1.

The format version 1.0 was developed by the Swiss Federal Archives, and the format is since being further developed by the digital preservation community. It is a normative description of a file format for the long-term preservation of relational databases.

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Latest version

SIARD 2.1.1 (May 15, 2019)


Previous versions

SIARD 2.0 (June 1, 2016)

SIARD 1.0 (September 30, 2008)