Monday, April 30, 2007



We've pushed out another updated version of BlogBackupOnline. This release fixes a number of problems users have discovered, mostly with Blogger and WordPress.

BlogBackupOnline will now back up all of your Blogger posts. In the past, we ran into issues when users had more than 500 posts. All of your posts will now be backed up, even if you have more than 500 posts.

We also made a fix with WordPress and FeedBurner. Previously, if your WordPress blog redirected to FeedBurner, BlogBackupOnline could not perform daily backups. We've fixed this, and blogs redirected to FeedBurner will be fully backed up every day.

Unicode supports is also enabled and fixed now. All languages should now be fully supported.

For those that missed it last time, the comment backup and restore features has also been corrected. Some users were not able to backup all their comments, or their comments were not showing up after a blog restore. This has been fixed by tacking the comments onto the body of each post.

In a related issue, Google has been having a lot of trouble with their Personalized Home Page. Apparently, many users' personalized home pages reverted back to an older version due to some technical glitches. While our goal in creating BlogBackupOnline was never to simply create a Blogger insurance policy, one can never be too safe with their information and data stored online. This is simply another illustration of a freak accident causing users to lose their content. Thanks to NetworkWorld for the info.

We're constantly working to improve BlogBackupOnline. If you have any issues, please contact us at Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Friday, April 27, 2007


Enterprise Blogging

David Needle over at writes an interesting article about how companies are handling the expansion of blogs and wikis. Employees throughout organizations are creating blogs and wikis without IT department or management having knowledge.

"It's become a control problem," Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, told "'A lot of companies are surprised to find out how many Web 2.0 applications are being used by their employees.'"

Needle then goes on to discuss SpikeSource, a tool which helps companies implement blogs and wikis in a controlled manner.

Apparently, many companies are very hesitant to letting employees start using wikis and blogs.

"With over 135,000 employees worldwide, Schueller said P&G is largely 'a command and control' organization that isn't ready to open the floodgates to blogging and wikis. 'We're doing a lot of experiments to understand what will work best.'"

Social media
are very frightening for organizations to consider, especially when thinking about just how much sensitive information employees can distribute at the click of the button.

It will be interesting to see how companies handle the proliferation of blogs and wikis.
These social media present great opportunities for collaboration and information sharing in organizations, but if they are created in an unstructured manner without corporate knowledge and approval they could become major headaches.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Backing up and restoring comments

We've received a few emails telling us how some users have been unable to back up and restore the comments on their blog. We know that this is a must-have feature with blog backup, so we've been hard at work solving the problem.

Steven and Jay have created a fix for comment backup and restore, and we went live with the changes last night. You should now be able to backup and restore blog comments. When restoring comments, the comments are added to the end of the body of the blog post. The essential usability of the comments after restore is the same, although technically the comments are not restored to specific comment fields. We're working on this though.

Please send us your thoughts on the new feature.

Keep tuning in - we have a lot of new information and thoughts about the company and future product developments that we'll be sharing with you in the coming weeks, and we'd like to hear what you think.

Hope you are enjoying the spring weather, and thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Progress Update

BlogBackupOnline has been live for about four days now. We'd like to thank everyone that has tried it out, and especially thank those that have sent us comments and feedback. We have been investigating and trying to solve every e-mail bug report.

We've noticed a few bugs in the backup engine, mostly with WordPress blogs. Aaron and Jay were able to create a fix for this, and WordPress should be working fine now.

Other improvements we've made:

- created better error messaging

- changed the restore screen language

- enhanced detection of WordPress blogs

- enhanced archive crawling of WordPress blogs

We're also working on adding support for more blog platforms.

Also, a big thanks to all of the bloggers out there that have posted reviews or links. We really appreciate everyone's write-ups and feedback.

Here is just a sample of some of the blog coverage:

Barry's Best Blog
Webware Killed the Harddrive
Download Squad

One thing we want to mention is that yes, picture and video backup support is in the works. We'll have it up and running as soon as we can.

Interesting stats you might enjoy from BlogBackupOnline:

630 Users Registered
1271 Blogs Registered

Types of blogs registered:

Blogger - 585
WordPress - 231
Windows Live Spaces - 70
MoveableType - 66
LiveJournal - 28

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for using BlogBackupOnline. As always, we welcome your comments and feedback.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Up and Running

The public beta of BlogBackupOnline is out! We finally released the updated beta last night - now anyone can register and back up their blog with BlogBackupOnline.

To recap, BlogBackupOnline allows you to:

- create full backups of your entire blog
- register for automatic daily backups of your blog
- restore your blog
- transfer your blog from one platform to a different platform
- export your backup files to any location

With BlogBackupOnline, your blog content is no longer locked up with your hosting provider, and your blog can be restored at any moment.

Not to mention that BlogBackupOnline is still free while we are in beta.

We've had more than 100 users register already, and we'd like to thank everyone for registering and sending us your emails and comments.

We hope that you'll try out BlogBackupOnline and find that it alleviates a lot of aches and pains with trying to back up your blog.

As with all betas, this isn't a perfect service, but we're working every day to make it better. Please contact me with any questions, bug reports or feedback - I'll be glad to help.

Thanks for stopping by, and please let us know what you think of BlogBackupOnline.

Oh, and a big thanks to StartupSquad for the great BlogBackupOnline review!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Going Live

We’re gearing up for the public beta release of BlogBackupOnline. That’s right, after many months, BlogBackupOnline is almost ready to go live.

BlogBackupOnline brings all the control back to the blog owner. With BlogBackupOnline, it’s all back in your hands.

As advertised, BlogBackupOnline provides full and daily automatic blog backups for practically any blog out there. After registering your blog, BlogBackupOnline crawls your blog to create a full backup, and then it uses your blog’s RSS feed to maintain daily backups of your blog. The backups are performed automatically every day – you don’t have to do anything.

What’s the big deal?

Well, the flip side is that once you have your blog backed up with BlogBackupOnline, you’ll be able to restore it at any moment. No more worrying about lost content or blog posts. Restore to yesterday’s backup, or even a backup from six months ago. You can even automatically transfer and restore your blog contents from one hosting platform to another. Your blog is finally portable.

You can also export an RSS file of your backup to any location – including your own hard drive.

The best part of BlogBackupOnline is that there is no software installation or programming required. Just register your blog and let BlogBackupOnline do all the work. Stop by when you need to restore or export your blog.

We’ll be releasing the live beta very soon – so stay tuned.

If you’d like to be notified when we go live, or just want to say hi, drop me a line at

Thanks for your patience – we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.

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