exported .xml file only 28kb
I wish to download a full backup, like an .html site download.
Is the exported .xml file only a directive to data stored on WordPress.com servers?
I’d like an image download of my site if possible.
J H S
The blog I need help with is namringcharles.wordpress.com.
One of the benefits of having your blog hosted by WordPress.com is that we handle all necessary backups for you. But if you want to back up your blog content manually, you are free to do so by using the Tools -> Export option to create the .xml file you mention. Unfortunately, there is no way to get an image download of the kind you are describing.
My only concern is future archival access. If a content producer deletes a Press, would there be a cached archival copy available in the future?
If so, how long would the archive image be maintained?
In one Press I am drafting a book, each page a chapter…you can see that I would want a hard copy should I not be able to access the Internet for any reason.
My understanding now is that one would need to copy / paste content, building an off-line website.
I really like the immediacy of publishing spontaeneously and in draft form, for a few special projects, but a complete local backup is always prudent for any work of substance.
Everything else rocks on WordPress.com
J H S
You might want to take a look at our Exports doc because we talk more about our backups process there – http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/#backups. Notice that we definitely recommend using the Export feature to create local, manual backups if you allow other users access to delete any of the contents of your blog.
Given what you are using your blog for, you might want to explore some of the Offline Editing options described at http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/. These tools would let you author your blog posts in an offline tool that you sync with your WordPress.com blog.
Thanks for your helpful recomendations.
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