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florentinescot ([personal profile] florentinescot) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2010-09-06 03:24 pm


One more question, and I'll go away for a while .....

I use LJ Archive for backing up in that other place. Well, I'm here now. Is there a tool to back-up this journal? Will LJ Archive work here?

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[personal profile] lurkingcat 2010-09-06 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes it does :) I can't remember how I got it to work but I think it's as simple as starting a new archive and ticking the Alternate Server checkbox and pointing it at www.dreamwidth.org.
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[personal profile] morgandawn 2010-09-07 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
LJ Archive does not work - but if you get it to work, please post your path. lots of interest in this one.
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[personal profile] morgandawn 2010-09-07 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
nods. I tired on both xp and vista. will need to try it on a dw only journal since mine is imported from lj.
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[personal profile] morgandawn 2010-09-07 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
it didn't work. neither on xp or vista. so right now imported DW as well as brand/fresh dw = no go for LJ archive.
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[personal profile] liv 2010-09-07 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I had no problems getting it to work; all I did was:
  • File > New Archive
  • Type in my username (liv) and password.
  • Tick the "Alternate Server" box and typed http://www.dreamwidth.org
  • Click "finish".
    Then I used Tools > Sync with absolutely no problems; I've set it to update automatically when I run the program.

    Data: I didn't import my LJ journal, so this was a clean journal on DW. My journal is not and never has been huge (I had about a thousand entries from 6 years of LJ, about a fifth of that in the year and a half I've been using DW). I rarely use any special characters or font encodings, Latin-extended covers nearly everything I need to type. My username doesn't have any underscores or punctuation in it. I am using WinXP on a Toshiba laptop, and I connect to the internet via domestic wireless with no proxies or firewalls.

    I know some people have had real problems, particularly with very large imported journals or ones that use a mix of character sets. But it's hard to pinpoint exactly why it works for some and not others.
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    [personal profile] zvi 2010-09-06 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
    LJ Archive sometimes works here. There've been a few users who imported from LJ who had it stop working for them.

    The list of Dreamwidth compatible clients is a good place to get stared figuring out what will work here for you.