Backup your blog

Frequently Asked Questions over at WordPress.com has a brilliant piece on backups for bloggers.

Several years ago I had to reconstruct?WealthEsteem.org after catastrophic hardware failure. Luckily Google had begun indexing it so I didn?t lose any posts. But rebuilding the comments proved too hard.

Switched On: photo by Clinton cardozo Doha, Qatar http://creativelock.blogspot.com/ sxc.hu 488716
Switched On: photo by Clinton cardozo Doha, Qatar http://creativelock.blogspot.com/ sxc.hu 488716

Matt and his team offer the brilliant advice of subscribing to the RSS feeds of your own site as a way of maintaining backups. Subscribe both the posts and the comments feed via either a web- or desktop-based aggregator. I already subscribe to my blogs to keep an eye on how it looks to my syndicated readers, now I have another reason.

Thanks for this brilliant but overlooked tip.

One Reply to “Backup your blog”

  1. I?ve created a service to backup any MySQL-based blog:

    http://backupmyblog.com

    It performs automatic remote backups every 24 hours. Its currently free during the beta period. Check it out if you get a chance.

    – Doug

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