I wanted to test the data export functionality and I created an export of a small amount of data. After figuring out exactly what I wanted to do, I went back to the export page and the "Export Now" button is grayed out.
Is there a time limit on how often you can "Export Now"? Anyway to reset it so I can do the full export I need? Thanks!

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Refer to Help and Training: https://help.salesforce.com/htviewhelpdoc?err=1&id=admin_exportdata.htm&siteLang=en_US

Frequency of export depends on your Edition:

Weekly export available in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions Monthly export available in: All editions, except for Database.com

Exports can be manual or automatic:

You can generate backup files manually once every six days (for weekly export) or 28 days (for monthly export). You can also schedule backup files to generate automatically at weekly or monthly intervals.

  • Thanks for the reply. I missed that when I read the documentation. Wish I read that before I did my test export!
    – smithygreg
    Feb 5, 2016 at 17:27

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