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Livejournal Death Watch [Jan. 6th, 2009|03:26 am]
The American Caliban
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So, LJ has started circling the drain.

Any bets on "smooth transition" versus "good morning your entire blog is gone"?

[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2009-01-06 01:01 pm (UTC)
Time to press the button!
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[User Picture]From: autodidactic
2009-01-06 01:01 pm (UTC)
You know, the one that backs up your shit.
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[User Picture]From: j_b
2009-01-06 01:55 pm (UTC)
Any particular recommendations? (is 'wget' it?)
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2009-01-06 02:57 pm (UTC)
LJArchive gets posts and comments.
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From: stoatmaster9000
2009-01-06 02:59 pm (UTC)


When I went to TypePad a couple of years ago I used http://fawx.com/software/ljarchive/ to suck 'em all out into XML files. It worked well, though I had to nerd out and write my own import script later... I'm not sure there's any "simple" approach.
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[User Picture]From: fweebles
2009-01-06 02:59 pm (UTC)
If you just want the entries: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=8

If you want comments as well, you need something like ljArchive.
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[User Picture]From: all_unnecessary
2009-01-06 07:56 pm (UTC)
If you're on a mac, I recommend antennapedia's migration tool - fairly easy to use (even for a nitwit like me):


Though this site has a better tutorial:

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[User Picture]From: jenlight
2009-01-06 03:12 pm (UTC)
Where to now?
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[User Picture]From: jenlight
2009-01-06 04:18 pm (UTC)
Not enough shiny buttons?
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[User Picture]From: taskboy3000
2009-01-06 04:50 pm (UTC)
This is exactly why I run my own server. The content is always under my control. I don't trust LJ or Blogger or any other blog publisher.

But then, I'm a cranky old man.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-01-06 06:56 pm (UTC)
It's been a good long 8 years of not sysadminning my stuff. I'm still happy.
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[User Picture]From: sveltelife
2009-01-06 10:55 pm (UTC)
This blows.
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From: besskeloid
2009-01-07 09:37 am (UTC)
rhodri sez:

Sources via The Independent (who have recently gone into partnership with LJ) advise me that they're probably just shunting as much of the operation as possible to Moscow. Which, as they're Russian owned, makes sense. So I've stopped my pathetic attempts to back up 6 years worth of data via ljbook.com (which is as slow as f*ck, which in turn indicates that I'm not the only one) and just ignoring the rumour mill. For the moment.

See also http://community.livejournal.com/no_lj_ads/83519.html
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[User Picture]From: kineticfactory
2009-01-07 11:23 am (UTC)
I suspect they'll just move the lot to Russia. LJ is huge there, and the non-Russian part of it has just been an appendage for the past few years.

I hope they don't lose it; it's the only one that does social network-based authentication with any decent level of granularity.
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