Thursday, March 22, 2007

Backing up your blog Part II

I have previously published a post How to backup your blog in which BlogCollector and HTTrack was mentioned as one of many methods to backup your blog. Recently, someone asked a question about BlogCollector, saying he couldn't get BlogCollector to work. Since I haven't used BlogCollector after New Blogger templates was introduced, I decided to make some tests.

I used BlogCollector to try to backup Testing Blogger Beta which is a blog using a New Blogger template in a New Blogger account. BlogCollector failed to backup this blog.

I tried BlogCollector on Blogger for Dummies which is also in a New Blogger account, but still using the old classic template. The backup was successful, backing up all the 60 posts in the blog.

So the conclusion is that you can use BlogCollector for blogs using the old classic Blogger template, but not for the New Blogger template. For that, you will have to use HTTrack or other methods.

Update 9 August 2007: This update should have been updated earlier, but BlogCollector has already been updated to backup New Blogger blogs. However, I haven't really have time to test it but I think it still can backup photos. The best way to backup blogs is to do the tedious manual method by editing each post in the EDIT HTML mode, save the content of the post in a Notepad file and save them one by one, but it is a lot of work.


  1. dO YOU KNOW THIS ONE? ADD ANY? i think is same to add this...

  2. Hi BlogmasterPg,

    Thanks for leaving a comment in my post Backing up your blog Part II and for your tip about AddToAny. I have used your tip for this post: Another easy social bookmarking and feed reader service. I have acknowledged your contribution, but have not provided a link to your blog because you have so many and I haven't got permission from you to do so yet. Pop over to my post and let me know if you have any objection or anything you want me to add.

    Peter a.k.a. enviroman
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  3. Oh, you are yery good man, I don't seak english very well and when i read you post i undrestand 70-80% that you write.. But i think you are a very good teacher for technically things, in others blogs or site in english language i understand less, very less. That is because your explanation is clear and easy likes a very professional teacher. Thanks lot, if you want link me, do it with i'll be happy. ( In few time 1 or 2 month i want to take an hosting service for all my blog, and now I test my capacity with ( It's no pubblic, for the moment) I hope that it, one day, become my home page for all my web pages. See you later and have a good times for you and for yoour family. BlogmasterPg (Pg is acronymus of Perugia, my town -200 Km. from Rome, Italy):

  4. Does HTTrack work on MacOS?

  5. Hi Lokstrafus' daughter,

    I am sorry I have never used a MAC before, so I can't give a definate answer. But HTTrack works by mirroring a site, so my guess is that it will work with a MAC. You can always try it yourself. If you do, I hope you will give feedback to us on how successful your attempt was.

    Dummies Guide to Google Blogger
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  6. Hi,
    Doesn't it work to simply your blog by downloading it (save page as) in a browser like Firefox? It appears to save the format, links, and all the images, etc. Then, it can be opened in a web design program such as Adobe GoLive. I'm not sure how you'd repost it, if that's the intent, but if what you want to do is save all the content and images, along with the formatting, it's fine.

  7. When you save a site as a HTML document, you are only saving the page you see, not the whole blog. You will have to save it post by post then use VIEW PAGE SOURCE to get the code. And easier way is to do it the way I have described in my recent update, but it is a tedious method. Haven't found an easy way to do it to at the satisfaction of all.

    Peter (Blog*Star 2006 and 2007)
    Generating Revenue from your Website


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