I am a little concerned about my hubs being sent into oblivion, sort of based on what happened with Squidoo and being an original member of that site and having to transfer my lenses over to HubPages.
My question is: How do I back up my Hubs so that I have copies of all of my work?
Any of the cloud backup services work well..I've been using Dropbox per recommendation of Hubbers and it works for me.
Go to each hub (not in edit mode). Right click, Save As. Choose where to save your back-ups. That saves the whole hub, images, comments, everything. I keep mine in a Dropbox folder. All my lenses are there too
Bev, you think it's a good idea to print hard copies of Hubs? I was thinking about it just to be extra safe..
No, I wouldn't bother. Dropbox folder itself is backed up on this laptop and two old ones, so I think I'm safe
There was an add-on for Firefox I used to use called "scrapbook". There's even a good tutorial, done by a Hubber, on YouTube on how to use it. I haven't actually used it in awhile, but I liked it. You can save each Hub, as is, and go to them from your browser from the Scrapbook add-on.
Hi, I feel the suggestion given by theraggededge is the best because it enables you to save the hub as it is with images and all the other frills.
Thanks theraggededge...for this really useful tip...
I backed my hubs up using scrapbook a couple of years ago.
I need to back them all up again.
Which do y'all think would be better at this point -- right clicking and copying each hub to my OneDrive or using scrapbook again?
I've got to say, following the YouTube instructions to copy them with scrapbook was very easy, however, I have no idea how to access them if I ever needed to.
There should be a scrapbook button on your browser. You can access it from there.
Well, the laptop I used when I backed up the articles is old and has been stored away in my closet for a couple of years now. If I download Scrapbook to my new laptop, I couldn't access those article copies could I? I'm assuming they're stored physically on the old laptop and I would have to see if I can find it/crank it up to access them. (?)
Perhaps this reason alone is enough to convince me to right-click them all individually and put them on my One Drive.
Yeah, I don't think you'd be able to access it unless you used the old laptop. I don't know about One Drive, but it sounds like it'd probably be easier to access, I guess it's a cloud thingy. I just don't know if I'd personally want to go through each individual Hub and save it, one by one. Maybe.
Be careful though - https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ … ou/525279/
I always write on Word, and even from there kept a copy of each piece on a flash drive. Now there are better methods, but it worked well when I wrote for a plethora of sites.
That seems like the best way to do it rather than having to get backups later. A lot harder to save everything all at once later. Saves time and work to save it as you go like you''ve done.
Yes, that's fine if you just want the text, but if you want to see the entire hub, including layout, images, comments and all, it's Right click/save as. It's just the same as saving in any other program. It does take up some space, which is why Dropbox or any other cloud-based storage (preferably two) is a good idea. I've learned the hard way that computer hard drives alone are not to be relied on.
Incidentally, the best writing program available is Scrivener. Once you get used to using it, Word seems excruciatingly clunky. Being able to leap from article to article within the same application is soooo helpful. Each article/chapter/piece-of-writing has a place to keep links and notes. Plus you can have it automatically back up to Dropbox or anywhere. I couldn't live without it now.
As Bev suggests, you can save the HTML web page into a Dropbox folder and/or upload it to any of the other Cloud services such as Microsoft's OneDrive, Google's Google Drive etc. So if your house burns down, at least the copy is off site and safe. It's always a good idea to have a second backup, (I have been in the unfortunate situation where the original and backup file were corrupted) so you can save onto a CDR, DVDR, external hard drive, memory stick etc. CDRs and DVDRs are apparently more dependable for long term storage than rewriteable CDRWs and DVDRWs.
My experience with saving the old Squidoo lenses is that I saved them as HTML and I thought that was enough. Well it wasn't, because when they were transferred to HP and HP not having the same setup and boxes, the original lens changed when it became a hub as I soon discovered. Almost all my old lenses were totally screwed up. Lesson learned.
Now I create a folder for the hub on my pc, copy the total hub including photos, paste it in a Worddoc. and save it in it's own folder. I add links to videos if there are any and because I lost all the photos I used in my hubs due to a extern harddrive crash, I copy/paste them seperately in the folder too.
Well, yes. You wouldn't be able to upload them back onto the site anyway, whichever site it is. But you have the whole lens/hub as it was published. If you had to recreate the page, you'd have to copy and paste and re-upload the images as normal. You could even take screenshots of important comments and upload those as images too.
Hard drive crashes make it imperative to use cloud back-ups these days. Pen drives/DVDs are not sufficient. I'm not even thinking about hubs and stuff - those are expendable, but family photos and related documents are not.
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