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04 February 2006



It wasn't until I reached your 8 steps that I finally read the title correctly: back up, not pack up.

Now why would I automatically be thinking that...

Brad Bellaver


Thanks for the post. I appreciate you giving us all a "heads up" on the maintentence window. I am a VERY new blogger in the area of internal communication and collaboration and have a Typepad site in "beta mode."

Although Wordpress is easy to get started with, I am willing to pay the $4.95 per month for the extra features of Typepad. Thanks again.



ROFL. That's very funny, Dan!

Brad, glad you found it helpful. It's worth keeping an eye on the status blog and the TypePad news area precisely for when things like this come up.

Dennis Howlett

Or you could always transfer over to WP and host it with a provider who understands scale :)

Ranjit Wilson

That is some really good information on the topic of blogs backup. However, I noted that it is relevant to TypePad users. I have put up a method of my own for Blogger users. It is at


Neville: Do you mind if I link to your post from my blog?



That's very useful, Ranjit. Of course you can link. Just go ahead!

Anil Dash

Dennis, it's probably worth pointing out that the hosting provider you're mentiong as scalable provides no export of your entries, so you can't back them up if you want to using methods like Neville's. As for performance, see the independent results for yourself:



You're referring to Wordpress.com, Anil, the hosted WordPress solution, right? If so, you're right - unlike TypePad, no native export/backup feature (nor import, for that matter), ie, the user being able to perform his or her own content backup. I presume the service itself backs up the content on its servers.

Until WP.com offers that capability, or until there's a 3rd-party plugin, there is a way - subscribe to your own RSS feed so you'll have your text content. And if you write your posts in an offline editor, you'll also have all your content.

If you post lots of images, you won't get those (they'll show in your RSS feed but linked to where they physically are online). But you can't back up images either with TypePad.

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