Downloading and integrating historical data to QC locally from PC?

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Hello, 

Is there a way to download and use historical data locally on my PC with QuantConnect to preserve API requests?

I'm new to QuantConnect. I've realized that the backtest limit is set to 1. I've run a cloned project to get experience with how the program works. 

 

 

 
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Hey there! Our data licenses only permit us to make the data available in the cloud so you cannot do history requests using the cloud data. If you purchase the data from a vendor and put it onto your disk you can run LEAN locally as well. 

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Thank you, Jared! I'll definitely explore this. 

Also, just for confirmation, will I be limited to the number of calls made to local historical data files that are purchased from a vendor? My main goal is to continuously backtest without interfering with QC's servers.

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No it'll be limited just by your computer processing power. 

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