How to back-up and restore your blog in 3 easy steps
Although there are lost posts and comments on a multitude of blogs including mine, from Blogger assure us that they are working on restoring everything. I don’t believe anything more serious will ever happen to Blogger but just in case, and for your own safety you should regularly back-up the contents and the template of your blog. Depending on how often you update your blog, you can back-up weekly, monthly, or whenever you please. In fact, I do save the template every time before I edit the HTML template in case I mess things up.
Backing-up your blogger blog is actually saving 2 files on your computer (one with the content and one with the template) – a process that takes no more than 5 minutes. I suggest you open a folder on you computer to store the downloaded files by date. In this way whatever happens to your blog you can always restore it.
You have to click on Download blog and in seconds you will have a file named blog-dd-mm-yyyy.xml (the date of your back-up).
And you are done exporting your blog content.
And you are ready with your Blogger blog back-up.
You will be redirected to a page which will help you locate the file on your computer.
- Restore blog template: Follow the 3rd step and instead of clicking on Download Full Template, look at the line below, saying Upload a template from a file on your hard drive. Then by clicking on Browse, navigate to the file and click on Upload.
And that is all! Now you have taken good care of your blogger work and if anything unexpected happens online, you can upload the two files from your computer and restore your blog in seconds!