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Backup question

I'm not planning on ditching LiveJournal and am attributing all the DUH-RAMA! to the usual annual LJ freakout. Still, this has made me think it'd be nice to be able to back up my journal. I mean, there's five years of entries in there.

I'm on a Mac. What would be the best way to do this?

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greytweed
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
This is the info I have from brightflashes:

http://hewgill.com/ljdump/

Once it's downloaded, do the following (copied from this lj post):

http://bryant.livejournal.com/659249.html

1. Open up a Terminal window. The app is in Applications/Utilities.
2. Type: curl http://hewgill.com/ljdump/ljdump-1.2.tar.gz -o - | tar -xvzf -
3. Type: cd ljdump-1.2
4. Type: mv ljdump.config.sample ljdump.config
5. Type: open -a TextEdit ljdump.config
6. Woo, we're back in a GUI world. You should have a TextEdit window with a bit of cryptic text in it. Edit the word "myaccount" to be your account name, and edit the word "mypassword" to be your password. It'll look like, say: brightflashes.
7. Save (in the File menu) and Quit (also in the File menu).
8. Go back to the Terminal window. Sorry!
9. Type: ./ljdump.py
10. Watch it run. It'll get entries first, then comments.

greytweed
Jan. 6th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
However, my husband's also written an app to do the same thing, and I'll send it to you this evening.
prushrush
Jan. 6th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
You can do it on Xjournal too, but I have yet to figure out how to do that. Since I'm fine with CLI-based stuff, I'll probably do what greytweed wrote.
marphilly
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Ok, I feel out of the loop. Is there an LJ freakout going on? I think there's some kind of export feature on LJ. I believe I tried it once but it didn't work particularly well.
kishiriadgr
Jan. 7th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
See next post. Short answer: LJ laid off a bunch of people. Ergo, LJ must be going under. (Rolls eyes)
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