least cost back-up your blog at home plan – rss subscriptions

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  • #18103

    timethief
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    drmike – I have 82 posts on my blog satrted April 8th at http://timethief.wordpress. I have no back-up of these files on my own computer at all since the corrupted disc “incident” or shall I say “catastrophe”? I’m aware that Matt has said WordPress is backing up our files at their end and that’s nice. But from my end I feel paranoia running deep through my veins. So for agrument’s sake if I were to open each of these 82 posts and make some small edit like ading a space after a paragraph and then clck “save” would I then be able to get them off my feed through my subscriptions to bloglines and feedblitz, copy them to disc or to my hard drive and have my own back-ups? Or is proposing to do this 10 at a time (1) totally off the wall? (2) fraught with unforessen problems? (3) yada , yada. In other words, what say you to what I’m proposing?

    #18450

    podz
    Member

    Try looking in Options > Discussion, change Syndication Feeds to a high number. Make a test post. “Hi !” then get your entire feed.
    And then drop it back to 10 :)

    #18452

    timethief
    Member

    Hey Podz – thumbs up! I’m going to go for it.

    #18453

    timethief
    Member

    Woah! Podz I’m looking at options > discussion in my blog and there is no “feed syndication” on this page. Now my eyes are crossed and I’m totally confused %( so please throw me a life line.

    Edit: options > reading and I hit paydirt for feed syndication. Here goes.

    #18463

    drmike
    Member

    We do also have that option to do an export via Dashboard -> Manage -> Export. Granted, the only place you can use that is here at WP.com.

    Haven’t tried it yet myself.

    #18466

    timethief
    Member

    It worked. Which is to say all of my posts came through to bloglines. Now I’m wondering if that alone isn’t sufficient for my needs. I mean to say copying and pasting them is a time consuming endeavor and then putting them on disk could just amount to overkill. So, what do the helpful staff and moderator think? [Sheesh no more use the endearing word “geek” is going to be awfully hard to adjust to she whined to herself, but I wouldn’t want to offend any of those that can cruise at high speed through cyber space as though powered by wings, now would I?];)

    #18741

    goldndebris
    Member

    Check this: yesterday, by accident, i deleted my blog…. (don’t ask how, it’s very dumb). Then I send one email to support, and 2 hours later it was back! How’s that for a back-up security!

    Even still, altough I know have more faith in the security system of wordpress then in my own sanity, i would also like to have a local copy of all my post. Would be nice if every post I make online automatically saves a copy on my HD, and in case of re-appearing idiocy, I can revert to my back-up myself and leave the heroes of support at rest…

    #18742

    timethief
    Member

    I use BlogDesk, a free offline editor that works very well with wordpress and I automatically get a back-up of every post on my harddrive. Maybe you would like to try it http://www.blogdesk.org/en/index.htm

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