Mac App – Are database connection settings stored on Metabase servers?

Hi All!

I am evaluating Metabase for broader use at my organization. I started with the Mac App and have started configuring it. One thing I would like to know is, are the database connection settings or any data shared with Metabase?


Hi @SirWellington
No, all the data Metabase uses (data from your database, dashboards, questions, cache, etc…) is stored locally in the application database (referred to as metadata).
On the Mac App, it’s located here: ~/Library/Application Support/Metabase/

There’s a telemetry (which you can disable in Admin > Settings > General, or during the setup), which sends statistics (like versions, OS, database types, number of users and such, but no data from your database) to Metabase. Read more about that here:
(the server side table doesn’t render correctly, but can be viewed here

There’s a lot of great information in the documentation, so I would highly recommend that you have a look at that - and if you have any questions or need troubleshooting, then the forum is the place to do that :wink:

@flamber – Thank you for clearing that up. I did read those docs but it referred to “a self-hosted instance”, so I wasn’t sure.