How to Backup your Tumblr

livinginthequestion:

thepirateking:

fiction-is-not-reality:

I was just semi-complaining that I was still looking for a decent way to backup my +6k posts without having to use paid services or even just wordpress (which has an import from tumblr tool that asks for permission to access your blog and also make posts), when I decided to actually put some effort into my google search. 

Results were positive: I have successfully backed up my blog

*By which I mean: everything that I have ever posted
Not included: drafts, queue, likes, followers, following, comments, notes, chat. 

I followed this method (word by word), and now have a 450 MB folder on my computer with the name of my blog on it containing: 

1. Folder “Archive” (contains .html files listed by month)
2. Folder “Media” (contains gifs and images, mine has +1k files in it; might contain also audios but I have no way of confirming that because I’ve never reblogged an audio post from this blog)
3. Folder “Posts” (contains single .html files, each one a post; I have +4k files in it)
4. Folder “Theme” (contains only my avatar, but it might be a matter of if you have personalized themes or not)
5. .html file “Index” (by opening it it will give you the archive of your blog organized by month; clicking on a month will open up the archive for that month, and you’ll be able to read all the posts for that month as if you were on your blog**, except sans your theme graphic, with each page containing 50 posts)

**I can see gifs, links, embedded videos, tags, number of notes (but I can’t open up the notes, clearly), text is also correctly formatted. 

So yeah, in case anyone wants a very quick way to back up their blog, it took me less than 10 minutes. 

P.S. I didn’t have any issue, but to be on the safe side always check for spyware and virus threats before and after downloading anything. 

this is actually really useful if you have an art blog full of years of work that you otherwise no longer have access to the original files. A lot of the art I have in the early days of my art blog are in that boat. I did this process JUST for that reason and I was pretty astonished at just how many pieces of media it backs up! (literally all of it) Drawings I didn’t even realize were sitting in my archive due to having been posted to text posts or undercuts, or untagged for years! It’s worth it if just for that, even if tumblr isn’t shutting down or deleting your blog.

reference. 

There’s also this:

Remember, web.archive.org, not the archive.org home page. The Save Page Now option is at bottom right.

geek-ramblings:

booasaur:

it’s like twitter but with a lot more control of who can interact with you, from what i understand. for example you could make a server with ‘no nazis, no terfs’

Okay, but would there be that many people on that server? Is there one for just, like…f/f fandom oriented people? Not just f/f, I have so many other things I like.

It’s a good system but it is suffering from the Google+ issue. 

little features. 
No one is there.

Everyone can see each other from the server to server, but you can “ban” specific servers from interacting with yours.

Hmm. So servers are linked…okay, that’s something. 

The lack of features, though, is an issue.

pseudofaker replied to your post: “aresmarked replied to your post “Hm. So where will the exodus from…”

Mastodon is really more of a twitter like platform. It’s not even close to tumblr

Yeah, I’m seeing 500 character limit?

Man, Tumblr defined so much of how I engaged with fandom. I have the gif widths memorized, I work toward 3MB sizes, 10 gifs in all. And now poof.

ghostcat3000:

booasaur:

It’s weird, I’d been worried Tumblr would go down and I’d no longer be able to use it but now I don’t…want to use it? 

I’ve posted 8 nsfw posts out of 6,191 total. Not posting anymore is not an issue for me. But the kind of people that would do this? A while back when they first introduced the sensitive content filter, my completely platonic sets constantly hit it. I don’t expect the new algorithms to be any better. 

But worse than that, this is just an absurd value judgment, it’s creepy. And the kind of people who I like and who I want my content to reach do post nsfw. 

There is a very fine line sometimes with what is considered NSFW and I think these new guidelines are going to kickstart a ton of over-reporting. I’ve had reblogs of Daredevil gifs reported for as adult content…so I’m not optimistic.

I love the dash, I like having all my junk in one place. It bums me out to have to move elsewhere but I suspect there will be alternatives popping up soon enough. I’m not deleting my tumblr (though all my greco roman statues tagged “Dat Ass” might have me kicked off soon enough – apparently this is okay, but there’s been giffed, real life butts on here before also) but I’m on the hunt for a suitable alternative.

Right. And to be clear, my issue isn’t that there are going to be a lot of false positives or that it’s hard to to tell what’s actually nsfw. This is just some backwards puritan decision based on nothing. So what if people post nsfw? If @staff wanted to really a better, more positive Tumblr, it’d get rid of the Nazis first. So that kind of tells you everything.

it’s like twitter but with a lot more control of who can interact with you, from what i understand. for example you could make a server with ‘no nazis, no terfs’

Okay, but would there be that many people on that server? Is there one for just, like…f/f fandom oriented people? Not just f/f, I have so many other things I like.

It’s weird, I’d been worried Tumblr would go down and I’d no longer be able to use it but now I don’t…want to use it? 

I’ve posted 8 nsfw posts out of 6,191 total. Not posting anymore is not an issue for me. But the kind of people that would do this? A while back when they first introduced the sensitive content filter, my completely platonic sets constantly hit it. I don’t expect the new algorithms to be any better. 

But worse than that, this is just an absurd value judgment, it’s creepy. And the kind of people who I like and who I want my content to reach do post nsfw.