The other day a client lost his blog. Poof!
All of his posts, images, design files, etc., all wiped out. Luckily we were able to rebuild the blog (using some of the techniques outlined below), and luckily for us, the blog was only a couple of months old, so the job wasn’t impossible.
Unlike a traditional Web site, TypePad blogs don’t have with a backup that sits on your hard drive. If there’s an aggravated hacker, or a major TypePad snafu, or you accidentally delete the wrong blog on your account, there’s no easy backup. TypePad admits as much in their help section.
I’m hoping that in the near future TypePad (and other blog hosting companies) create a better backup system, but in the meantime I’ve put together a series of movies that will take you step by step through the regular regimen of backing up your TypePad blog.
I tried to create a master movie with all of these clips in iMovie, but I wasn’t happy with the outcome (blurry) or the size (just shy of 100MB.) So, below you’ll find the individual steps in bite-sized pieces along with links to the full size movies.
Please be patient as they load.
Exporting Your TypePad Blog (Full Size: 4.2MB)
Backing Up Images on TypePad (Full Size: 9.5MB)
Backing Up Your TypePad Archives (Full Size: 1.7MB)
Backing Up Your TypePad Blog Designs (Full Size: 2.4MB)
Backing Up Your TypePad TypeLists (Full Size: 3.2MB)
Backing Up Your TypePad Blog with Google’s Cache (Full Size: 6.5MB)