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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Backup your blog

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This tool migrates a blog from online line Blog systems. It uses the public API of LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress, and Spaces to extract data and create equivalent entries in a different account.

Back up blogger/blogspot blogs - Content Text and Images
Easy Way
Blogger Backup
Google System Article
Hard Way
Blogger Help Article

Back up Wordpress blogs - Content Text and Images

Mcdermott's article
Tutorial WordPress: How to Backup Wordpress

To backup your database you can either opt to do it the easy way or the hard way.

This tutorial details methods both and lets you decide which option to use.

Easy Option

1. Down Backup plug-in

Download the back plug-in from here

2. Upload Plug-in to your Plug-ins folder

Unzip the file and ftp the folder to your Word-press Plug-ins folder

3. Log-in to Site Admin

To check that the Plug-in has been successfully installed log-in to Site Admin and activate the Plug-in from the Plug-in’s Tab

4. Configure Backups

From the main menu select the Manage menu tab and then select the Backup sub menu. From here you configure and add any extra tables into the backup and also select a location for the backup file

5. Go ahead and backup

Click backup and when asked choose a location to save the zip file (if you opted to download the file to your computer as most people will do)

6. BLOG Backed up

Congratulations you have backed up your BLOG

Hard Option

1. Download all files

Download all the files in your Word-press installation folder by using an FTP programme such as filezilla

2. Select database in phpMyAdmin

Access your phpMyAdmin account and select your database (make sure you are selecting the correct sql database for your Word-press BLOG)

3. Export database

Click “Export” to get a copy of your database paying attention to the Word-press tables, making sure they are all there

4. Configure Export options

Under the section called Structure tick:

* Add Drop Tables
* Enclose table and field names with backquotes

Under the section called Data make sure nothing it ticked

5. Download sql database

Select to save the file wherever you would like to download it too

Congratulations you have backed up your Word-Press BLOG. Remember to repeat this procedure often !


Back up Typepad blogs - Content Text and Images

Typepad Help Article

It is a good idea to periodically back up your account content, including weblog posts, TypeLists, images and files. While TypePad does have some tools available to help, you may want to take a few extra steps to ensure your backup is complete.
Backing Up Your Weblogs

TypePad features an Export tool that allows users to download their weblog posts as a plain-text file. This is the most important aspect of backing up your weblogs. You can find more information on this in Exporting Your Weblog Content.

Exporting your weblog content does not backup any of the templates associated with your account or files inserted into your posts. There is not a way to backup Basic templates currently, but users with Advanced Templates may want to copy and paste their existing templates into new text files.

Files that have been uploaded in weblog posts are available via the File Manager in Control Panel > Files. Click through your weblog's folder and look for the "files" folder. From there, you can right click and "Save target as" on each file's link to download the file to your computer.

Backup your blog

1. Log in to your TypePad account.
2. Click on the name of one of your blog accounts (or the only one). You should now be at this location: TypePad home > Your Weblogs > [Blog name].
3. Above the blog name towards the top of the page, you'll see a row of links. The one you're looking for says "Import/Export."Click on that.
4. Location: TypePad home > Your Weblogs > [Blog name] > Post > Import/Export.
5. Scroll to the very bottom of the page, where you'll see a link called "Export Posts from your TypePad Weblog: [blog name]."
6. In Windows, right click on that link and choose "Save link as..." (Firefox) or "Save target as..." (Internet Explorer).
7. Choose a place on your compouter to save the file.
8. The file downloads, and you're done.

A couple of things to note.

The default filename the backup has is post.htm. If you get a similar name, you'll need to do at least one thing - change the file extension to .txt as it's not an HTML file, just plain text. Then you'll likely want to give the file a more meaningful name.

Lastly, you may want to save copies of the pages themselves as an additional backup. Go to each of the archive pages in your browser and go to File > Save As > Web Page Complete to save copies to your computer. This can include any files in your posts depending on your settings when saving your pages.

You may want to try using a third-party extension or tool that can automate this task for you. Here are a few links that can be helpful:

* ScrapBook: a Mozilla Firefox extension.
* GetLeft: a PC utility.
* Site Sucker: a Mac utility.

Backing Up Your TypeLists

As with posts, you can also export your TypeList content to an OPML file. You are able to export notes from Links, People, Albums and Books TypeLists. The exception in this case is Notes TypeLists. There is not a way to export your items at this time but it may be helpful to copy and paste all notes into a text file for future reference. You can find more information under Exporting TypeList Content.
Backing Up Your Photo Albums

Currently there is not a way to easily backup your Photo Albums. To work around this, view each page in your browser and from the browser menu go to File > Save As > Web Page Complete to save copies of each page to your computer. The best option right now is to keep copies on your computer of photos you upload so that you can upload them again if need be.

Restoring Your Content
To restore your posts, you can Import your previously created Export file back into TypePad. You can find more about this in Importing Weblog Content. This option would only import the text of your posts though. You can refer to your previously saved pages to recreate your templates.

For TypeLists, you can also import them using your previously created export files. You can find more on this under Importing TypeList Content.

Finally, for your Photo Albums, you can upload your images again. A speedier solution may be to upload your photos in a zip file or using uploading tools available for both Windows and OS X.

Blurb is a service that allows you to publish a book that contains your weblog content.

Back up blogs and websites on your own Windows computers or Mac Computers with Free software offline browser-

For Mac OS X users. Download this free application called WebGrabber. WebGrabber is a utility that you can use to mirror, copy, synchronize, download, scrub or "steal" a web site. (Be sure to check the "Stay on specified site" box so you don't go downloading every page you link to from your blog, too.)

For Windows users. Download this free application called HTTrack WebSite Copier. HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

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Nyte said...

thats intresting ill have to try it out i usually just copy mine to notepad then save them on disk but an online backup seems to be cool thanks for sharing

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