Back Up Your Blog Posts And Comments

Blogger offers free blogging to anyone with a gmail account, moreover it offers more than one free blog for a person. We know it for sure, that our blogs are safe with Google (or call it Blogger).
But chances are there, that suddenly you may lose the content of the blog, which includes all the posts and the comments, like this case from Blogger-Help group :
brandyjolly (Nov 29, 6:45 pm)

I need help!
I was using blogger to present my masters project for my final semester and found out that before it could get graded, the blog was removed. but my computer doesnt have a back-up because it broke a few weeks ago so now I'm left with seemingly nothing. Is there any way to recover my lost blog. There was no message other than it had been removed.
Please help!!!!!!

brandy

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Now as in the above case, once the blog gets deleted, it is very difficult to recover the content (although you may try Google cache method, explained in the end of this post, incase your blog has been indexed by Google)

So, to avoid all those head aching tweaks, simply you should take frequent backups of your blog's content, comments and widgets whenever possible.
This method is just like backing up your blogspot template, the only difference is that, you have to log into Blogger Beta, and after completing the process, you will get an xml file containing all the blog posts with comments, which can be then uploaded to any other blog with any other template. Save that file on your computer, and somewhere online too.

Follow these steps:
First you have to log in to Draft.Blogger.Com and not into Blogger.com
Then go to Settings section
Now click "Export Blog", then click on "Download Blog". Downloading time depends on the number of posts and comments.

That's it. Now you can upload this file by a similar process to any new or old blog, while uploading you have to click on "Import Blog" in the settings section of the new blog, instead of "Export Blog", and upload that previously downloaded file. And finally you'll have all your blog content shifted to a new blog.

*Update: Another method to back up your content is to subscribe to your own blog through email/FeedBlitz. By this way, all new posts written by you will be delivered to your email inbox.

In case you are here, for a complete recovery of your blog's content, then it is only possible if your blog has already been indexed by Google. Go to Google.com and type this
cache:BLOG_NAME.BLOGSPOT.COM
Then immediately save those pages.

Or you have to request Blogger for your blog's content !

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November 29, 2008 11:34 PM delete

Its a great info..i didnt know that..Now have made a backup.Thanks buddy!!

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November 30, 2008 7:40 AM delete

Great. I have done it. Please continue to provide all this clue.

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November 30, 2008 8:30 AM delete

Definitely dude, as long as I am getting positive and inspiring feedback from my visitors. you can expect similar posts in future too :)

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March 06, 2009 1:47 PM delete

one question if you can do backup by firefox addon downloadthemall right.....how can you upload each html file to blogger....please help me ad soon as possible here is the link how to back up by these add on http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/02/how-to-backup-blogger-blog.html

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March 07, 2009 1:11 AM delete

If your blog is still live, then do not save it as "html" files, simply "export" your posts and comments and "import" them to a new blog.

And in case your blog has been already deleted, and you only have your posts and comments as "html" pages, then you have to create new posts with content copied from the previous posts(your present html files), and for comments, copy the important comments and commemt them with original author's names... :)

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October 31, 2009 2:24 AM delete

Don't you think duplicating by export and import will lead to creation of double content.
Regards
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October 31, 2009 2:47 AM delete

In this method, you are mainly doing a blog export.
An xml file will be saved in your computer. Just in case you ever lose your blog posts/comments or if you plan to shift from Blogger to Wordpress etc. then upload this file (that's importing) (and delete your present blogger blog - if you are changing to a new platform)
so in either case, now your content is present only in a single blog and no duplication is there.

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November 28, 2009 11:24 AM delete

hey also looking for dis...thanx for da information...

I send u a mail about my blog template....but u didn't replied....plz help me out

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November 28, 2009 12:15 PM delete

Hey Kashif,
sorry if i missed your mail. Can you please resend your querry, as I was busy with my exams in the last 2 weeks, and I even forget to mark important mails.

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January 24, 2010 5:12 AM delete

wow, that was easy. thank you for your post. :-)

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February 20, 2010 11:53 AM delete

You are really doing a great work. You yourself got a new reader :)

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May 21, 2010 4:02 AM delete

Thanks so much! You've helped me so much tonight:) But I still need to figure out how to Correctly add the twitter/fb/stumbl widgets at the end of ea post. I keep getting an error messages that I need to complete the thread with a > or />...so confusing.

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October 11, 2011 9:18 AM delete

Divya Sai,Please post tips for wordpress blogs.

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