Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Back Up My Blog?

I'm sure this is super basic (at least I hope so) but I just can't seem to find a solution...does anyone know how to save your blog onto your hard drive? I dont mean just the template, I mean the whole kit and kaboodle.

I had a dream last night that Blogger went out of business and all my work was gone...(I doubt it, but hey, you never know. But can you believe I dream about Blogger? Yikes! LOL) so I thought it would be a good idea to have everything tucked away here someplace too. Thanks for your help!

-Rachael

7 comments:

Sam said...

when i remember i just 'save as' each post separately into a dedicated folder as an html file
I am not quite sure what would I would do withall the posts if blogger went out of business (maybe I've had that nightmare too)
I tried to get into the habit of doing it for each post as I go along but I confess I am probably about 3 weeks behind right now. There's a nice task for this weekend...

Culinary Fool said...

I actually cut and paste from my edit page into a word document and then save each post. When I first started on Spaces it was in beta and I really thought I might lose everything. Later I started thinking about moving to a different platform and since Spaces doesn't have any sort of export feature I figured this was a safe bet.

I will have to recreate some of the formatting, links, etc. but the hard part - the thinking! - is captured. And I have a record of all photos.

I also subscribe to my own site through an RSS Reader, but I've just done this recently. That actually sends you all your posts and you don't even have to think about it!

Ellen said...

Are you hosting your own blog? If so, you have ftp access and can just copy down all the files. If not, I'm not sure whether that works or not. I try to remember to do this periodically. My site got hacked earlier this year and I lost a few photos that were only under my blog and not published via my main site. You could email yourself each post if you've enabled that feature on Blogger. You'll lose the site structure but not the writing.

Clare Eats said...

I have nightmares about blogger too, and some that have been partially realised.... it doesnt seem to be quite as flaky now though.

Make sure that if you copy and paste a comment to a document that you a) save as a .txt, b)be careful with word as it adds it's own html formatting (yuck, so just use note pad) and that c) you copy the html page (not the compose page) so that you can keep all of your html formatting for your post.

drbiggles said...

Yeah, I dunno man. I just use the backup command in Movable Type and it tosses everything in to a really sweet text file. All the HTML, text and other tasty lovelies. Plus I keep an exact duplicate locally, then I burn a CD twice a month. That's all there is for what I do.

Biggles

Owen said...

I'm pretty lazy - about once every three months I cut and paste the monthly archive files into a huge Word doc and save that somewhere. I'm not too worried since I host at my own ISP and can get at the files outside of blogger.

On that subject - I know you have to pay to do it, but you can get a full on site and a domain name thrown in for $65 per year nowadays - maybe even a little less. Some of you high traffic types might have to spring for the $100 per year level to cover the traffic, but I'm pretty durn happy with what I got plus if I want I can build out mailing lists and all kinds of stuff (mostly I don't want)

Rachael said...

Ah HA! I just remembered that I was trying to say thanks to everyone for the advice (I went with cut and paste)on how to back up.

I had actually found an extra complicated answer on Blogger (http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=130&query=backup&topic=0&type=f) in case anyone wants to try their solution. It scared me, but Id love to hear what someone else thinks.

Thanks everyone!

Rachael