There was a major earthquake today (6.1) just north of HubPages' office and hosting server location. It might be a good time to backup your Hubs.
I create all my Hubs in Word and I those documents are saved. But many times I revise my Hubs online and the Word documents don't reflect those edits. Do you have a suggestion for quickly backing up our Hubs?
You can just go to your Hub online, highlight the whole thing, and copy and paste it to a word document each time you make a change. It takes less than a minute to do it that way. Then, right click and save all your images to your Pictures file.
You can also save the page as a webpage, but you'll get the coding that way, too, which you may not want.
Thanks for the info. BTW good luck I hope you get the HP nomination for most helpful and keep safe!
I write all my work on Word and back it up on a flash drive. We've had quite a few computer crashes over the years, and lost important documents, so I don't take chances anymore. I back up everything. Plus I can edit anything or do a big rewrite and save it too.
This is the last Dell computer I ever will buy.
Thank you, Louis! I think you will win Best Photographer.
There's an add-on for Firefox called ScrapBook. It allows you to download all your Hubs to your computer, all at once. There's a great tutorial created by a Hubber on Youtube on how to use it right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aUmTRrEsyE
No problem, Jean. It's a good add-on, I use it to back-up my hubs and articles from my own sites. It saves the articles exactly as they are. Important to do it right and not save everything, just the articles; but that's easy, you just unclick/click the right boxes to save the right things.
Wow! But I'm guessing a site as big as hubpages would have backups elsewhere too? Nonetheless, it would be nice if they worked on a quick backup tool that scrapes text.
Hi Brandon, I don't know what arrangements HP has made for backing up the site. I've never seen a post from Paul Deeds about that. Maybe when he comes in on Monday he'll see this thread. (They are expecting aftershocks. . .)
I just save all my stuff in an email because I have so much on my desktop (or sometimes in word saved in email; either way) and I fear of having my desktop wiped out someday; has happened before and I lost great pictures.
You can get free backup online for all your files here:
You just download their free program and your files will automatically be backed up once a day. If your computer crashes, you just go to the website and download all of your files or they will mail you a CD.
To back up with mozy you have to first download all your hubs to your computer. You can download your entire sub-domain (hubs, pictures, videos, comments & all) with a free program called HTTrack Website Copier from http://www.httrack.com/. Once that's done you can use mozy to back up your computer online.
I use HTTrack Website Copier rather than scrapbook because it is not Firefox dependent.
HTTrack Website Copier works with Windows/Linux. I would have to search something similar in the Mac world.
Here a website copier for Mac:
Again, I would use that to download the sub-domain, and then install mozi to automatically back up your computer on a daily basis.
I always save my hubs as a webpage. that way I have the photos and formatting too. The sudden demise of Squidoo was a good wake-up call for me.
I take a screen shot of the page. Guess that's similar to saving the webpage. It's convenient and fail proof.
You can't copy and paste from a screenshot. If you ever need to repost any content that's been lost, you'll have to do it from the screenshot manually - letter by letter, word for word. Not very convenient at all.
Re:"I take a screen shot of the page. Guess that's similar to saving the webpage. It's convenient and fail proof."
That's exactly what I was thinking when reading that reply. A screenshot is an image file that only shows the visible part of the screen. Completely useless for backup purposes.
I live in the area, and definitely felt it WHILE I was on Hubpages. That is an astute observation, but I already back up all my articles, but thanks for your concern for the collective!
Darn Sue if I had not already voted you would have got most helpful…I have a mac..
I wrote D A R N and the new spell checker changed it sorry if anyone is insulted…oh my word I'm out. Besides that I am sure that is correct spelling of that word.
Sue it was intended as a joke….I voted for someone else whether they want the recognition or not I hope they get it…a mug would be nice.
Here in urban suburban Washington, DC, we do experience seismic activity. Its not been, in the past 10-12 years, very profound tremors; however, there have been tremors, none the less.
I learned the hard way the importance of backing up all my documents from Word where all my Hubs are written.
I got a Trojan Horse from opening an attached letter that came by email. It looked like a legitimate site!
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