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Sunday, 2004-01-25

backing up mt

My first scare with Movable Type (MT) data loss resulted in severe paranoia. What happened if I lost my blog, a collection of thoughts important enough to preserve? I immediately began searching for some peace of mind. And the easiest avenue possible to that end.

A solution was at hand. Through the help of others in the MT Support Forum, I was able to create a template which automates the backup of this blog.

Here's the file I'm currently using for the process. It'll remain current to MT advances as long as I continue to use the publishing system. If you're looking to pull the current export format yourself, start at line 2970 in /lib/MT/App/ and end at the dashes preceding "TEXT".


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