Sunday, May 20, 2012

Backup Blogger

Blogger > Settings [in-left-sidebar] > Other > Blog tools [page-section] > Export blog > Download Blog > Save File > Save > Close

That produced:
blog-05-20-2012.xml
662 KB (for a blog with 62 posts)

Which appears to contain:
your template
your settings
each post -- but line breaks in raw html are not preserved.

Since blogger will probably never disappear, it's probably good enough, but it would be nice to have a backup of the raw html as shown in the html editor, or in fact as shown when viewing source. As described here, that can be achieved via http://blogname.blogspot.com/search?max-results=1000 and the DownThemAll firefox plugin.

{ "loggedin": false, "owner": false, "avatar": "", "render": "nothing", "trackingID": "UA-36983794-1", "description": "Steps to backup your blogger web content.", "page": { "blogIds": [ 66 ] }, "domain": "holtstrom.com", "base": "\/michael", "url": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/", "frameworkFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/_framework\/_files.4\/", "commonFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/_common\/_files.3\/", "mediaFiles": "https:\/\/holtstrom.com\/michael\/media\/_files.3\/", "tmdbUrl": "http:\/\/www.themoviedb.org\/", "tmdbPoster": "http:\/\/image.tmdb.org\/t\/p\/w342" }