Local backup of blog possible?

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    I am looking into starting a blog for the government office I work for. I am debating whether to use WordPress.com or go with a commercial hosting service that supports WordPress. I think my main concern at this point is guaranting that we have completed access to our records at any time. I understand that WordPress.com backs up hourly; but what if WordPress.com was to stop conducting business? Is there a utility I might use that would allow me to make a local backup of our blog?

    Thanks

    #115543

    drmike
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    http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/09/28/backups/ explains how to do it. Doesn’t do the images currently I believe so you may want to keep those somewhere handy as well.

    #116048

    troll999
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    does the backup (export) save EVERYTHING?
    i mean, does it also backup the pages i create? (because I have been spending quite a lot of time formatting this and that so that everything fits together symmetrically, etc.; it would be nice if absolutely every detail of the blog is backed up)

    thanks in advance for helping!

    #116049

    sulz
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    pages, posts, comments, should be saved in your xml export file.

    #116050

    troll999
    Member

    thanks!
    just checkin =)

    #116051

    carocat
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    Just a note, your blogroll and anything you place in the sidebar in widgets isn’t saved. But as sulz says, posts, pages, comments are. :)

    #116052

    raincoaster
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    The theme, however, is not saved either, so your formatting will go a bit wonky if your new theme is a different width or has a different font, etc.

    #116053

    timethief
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    Posts, Pages, Categories and Comments are contained in an exported xml file. Links are not and must be separately backed up. This will give you a file of your links that you can import on your new bloghttp://yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php

    However, quite aside from export there are other effective ways of backing up your blog and everything you write right from the moment you begin writing Disaster Planning: Backups for Bloggers

    #116054

    timethief
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    Apology for the borked link above and the inability to edit. And do note that “yourblog” must be replaced by the actual name of your blog.

    http://yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-links-opml.php

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