It seems like forever ago, but …maybe 2 or 3 years ago you had a big website crash, and you lost a lot of your posts and had to start from scratch.
I’ve started a blog about my travels in madagascar and working as an expat. I had no idea that it would ever get to be as “big” (well…for me.. lol) as it has and I would like to make sure that I don’t “lose” any of my posts. How can I back up my blog information?
(sorry if this is a silly IT question…i really don’t understand the concept of cyberspace storage)
Nicole from NB in MG
This is a great question and I’m not sure I have all the answers. STILL! Even after losing 2 years of posts.
I see you are on blogspot. That is a big difference then the situation I was in. I was hosting on a shared server and I made an assumption I will never make again. I assumed the hosting company would have backups. They didn’t.
Anyway, the easiest way for you to backup is to simple export all your posts. In Blogger, or BlogSpot, that can be found under the setting tab…
You can also do that in WordPress under Tools…
My recommendation is to do this at least weekly, if not after you publish each new post. You can simply keep overwriting the old backup file. There’s no need to save versions (unless you want to.)
This way if anything does happen you can always create a new blog and simply import in all your posts.
I’m glad you asked me this. It’s reminded me that I’m getting lax in this department again. You’d think I learned my lesson!
Hope that helps,