Does the OSX app upload my data somewhere?


#1

Hello,
I have some personal medical data that I’d like to explore with Metabase.
I downloaded the OSX app and I’m going through the setup process. However, the step where I select my data source seems to imply that my data will be “synced and scanned”.

Does that mean that my data will be uploaded to a server somewhere? Or does all data stay on my local machine unless I choose otherwise?

Thanks.


#2

No I wouldn’t think so.

https://metabase.com/docs/latest/information-collection.html Is the policy statement for what Metabase say they collect if you opt in.

I’m just another user - though I have been looking into the codebase on Github quite a bit.

The sync process is referring to that Metabase periodically syncs table and field names and category information to the internal Metabase database that by default is a H2 database also living locally on your machine. The purpose of this syncing is to be able to populate the user interface with names and values to e.g filter on.


#3

Thanks. I arrived to the same conclusion (by starting the app without an internet connection :smiley: ).