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Backing my blog up?

by oppositionperky / January 4, 2007 12:09 AM PST

Hi all. I've been blogging for a few years now and many of my entries are personal in nature, though i use it for more than that purpose. Lately i've been thinking of backing up the contents of my blog. So far i've done this by publishing an rss feed containing every single entry (about 1400 of them), and then saving that onto my hard drive. Now obviously that's not very human readable. Is there any way i can convert this rss feed file into something nicer to look at? I've been thinking of maybe subscribing to it in a reader and saving HTML files from that, but that seems slow since i have so many posts and it's unlikely all of them will be fit on one page.. or will they?

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How are you blogging?
by entrecon / January 5, 2007 1:45 AM PST
In reply to: Backing my blog up?

What software/service/format are you using to blog? Many are driven with a back-end database and the ideal situation would be to back-up the database.

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by oppositionperky / January 5, 2007 5:42 PM PST
In reply to: How are you blogging?

I just NucleusCMS. Yes i've thought about that. The issue isn't really backing up my blog per se. That's quite easy. It's backing it up in a human-readable form.

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Back-up Database
by entrecon / January 8, 2007 2:24 AM PST
In reply to: NucleusCMS

If you back-up the database, there are any number of applications that can make it readable. You will have the greatest flexibility with it if you get the data. If you ever decide to go with something other than Nucleus, you could probably import the data into the new format IF you have the raw data.

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by oppositionperky / January 8, 2007 1:16 PM PST
In reply to: Back-up Database

Ah, i see. I failed to consider that. Thank you. Any examples or programs that would make the back-up human readable? Or maybe some search terms so i can look myself?

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by entrecon / January 8, 2007 10:31 PM PST
In reply to: ah

There is a multitude of items, anything that can work with a database. For instance you can use access and generate a report or do a mail merge with Word. The great thing about putting it into the database format is you can filter out pieces you want. For instance with the right formula you could pull out ever entry that you made on a Wednesday and display it.

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by oppositionperky / January 8, 2007 10:44 PM PST
In reply to: Many!

I see. Alright. Thanks so much. Really appreciate the advise. I'll do some more looking around before deciding on the best way. Happy

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