Thursday, August 23, 2007

Backing Up Your Blog

Meredith of Like Merchant Ships asks how to back-up a blog.

There are several ways of doing this, including saving your posts as a *.doc/Word file, or turning your blog into a book. (HT: Mary at The Vocation of Motherhood)

Your blogging host also should have instructions in their FAQ or Help file that will enable you to do this (almost) painlessly. Some of the most popular ones:

  • Basic Typepad instructions for making backups, from Neville Hobson.

  • If you've got a blog at, follow Lorelle's instructions.

  • For the Blogger blogger, here's how.

  • For wordpress (not users, you need to go into cPanel/
    phpMyadmin and backup the database from there. Detailed instructions can be found here.


arlawless said...

Thanks for the info! When I switched over to the new Blogger a while back, Blogger lost my blog. It took a couple of weeks of complaining and posting on the Blogger Help bulletin board for them to pay attention and locate my beloved journal.

You'd think I'd have learned my lesson, but to this day I still don't back up my blog. I really should start doing so.

3377 said...

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Jennifer F. said...

Wow, this is so helpful. I just linked to it!

*lynne* said...

hi! originally found you looking for a scrolling blogroll hack (found it, thanks!!) and decided to see what else you'd written about :)

There's a free backup service at that might also be useful. It provides 5 MB space free, & doubles that if you blog about their service. Should anything happen to your blog, though, you can upgrade to a paying account and they can help with recovery. I've only used their beta version, haven't revisited them since they went live for real though.