Making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

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Export Gmail messages to text or HTML files

I want to be able to export Gmail messages as text or HTML files so that they can be stored, passed around, and easily viewed later. I would really like to be able to locate a selection of my ...
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8answers
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Is it possible to export my data from Trello, to back it up?

Is there a way to export my data from Trello to my own computer? I'm happy to accept any file format, so long as the data is in a file-format that can be parsed, e.g. I'm comfortable with writing a ...
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6answers
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How can I backup all of my tweets?

Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?
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9answers
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How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account?

How can I back up all emails stored in my Gmail account? Can some or all labels be preserved?
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6answers
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How can I backup my wordpress.com hosted blog?

I have a blog hosted on wordpress.com, and I'd like to back it up. How can I do that?
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What online backup solution do you use and why? [closed]

I'm currently looking for an online backup solution for my home computer, and since there are so many alternatives nowadays, I decided to share my doubts here. What do I need to backup? Photos ...
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2answers
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How can I bulk upload my files to Google Docs and preserve the folder structuring?

If I have a bunch of files all organized into a folder structure and I want to import those documents into Google Docs, is there an easy way to preserve all the folder structuring without having to ...
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Is there an encrypting DropBox wrapper?

DropBox seems like a useful service, but not one I'd trust any sensitive files with. Is there an application that encrypts my DropBox files locally before DropBox sees them? Encrypting/decrypting ...
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3answers
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How can I backup my blogspot.com hosted blog?

I have a blog hosted on blogspot.com, and I'd like to back it up. How can I do that?
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What to do when Gmail runs out of space?

Of course, you can purchase more space at a reasonable price. Also, I've found backupify and findbigmail, and there's the download via imap and delete option outlined, for example here. What I ...
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Where does LastPass keep its local copy of the data?

Just try it. Close your browser, disconnect your computer from internet, open the browser and try to access your data on LastPass. It will be there. Because it's stored locally. In this forum topic, ...
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2answers
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Automated periodic backup of Google Apps (email, docs, calendar)?

I'm a big fan of Google Docs for SME, having used it for two years in my current company, set it up for a startup project, and recommending it to folks starting a business. While it takes away much ...
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Online Backup Options for a Mac

This question may overlap somewhat with other backup questions on SuperUser, but, however, I would like to get feedback from people using unlimited online backup services on their Macs. There was a ...
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1answer
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Can I get a dump of the data stored in my Evernote account?

Let say I want to leave Evernote but I want to get at least a rough backup of my data. Can I get a dump of the data stored in my Evernote account?
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Does Google Drive store files locally on your machine?

We've use Google Apps for Business, more specifically Google Drive extensively at work. So much so if it went down / our data went missing, we would be stuck. We've already turned on 2 set ...
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5answers
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Can the administrator download/mirror everyone's email from Google Apps for Business?

Does Google Apps for Business provide a way to download all emails from all accounts periodically? The format of the download is not important. We'd just not want to set something up for each ...
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2answers
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Export all Delicious bookmarks

The canonical backup link of Delicious, https://api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all, only returns 1000 bookmarks now! Any ideas how to get all my bookmarks? This is for my export script, which worked until ...
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2answers
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Tool to backup Stumbleupon favourites?

Preferably a tool, but scripts/hacks/ideas welcome. Update: Automatically backing up bookmarks as I click thumbs up is a good idea, but how do I backup all of my favourites prior to enabling bookmark ...
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4answers
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Backing up Tumblr

What is currently the de-facto way of backing up Tumblr tumblelogs? I have "backstage" access to Backupify's Tumblr service, but (as they forewarned) it's not all too stable.
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2answers
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Is there a good tool to backup the data from all my webapp accounts to my computer?

Traditionally, you backup your computer's data to the web, but anyone who uses a lot of webapps puts a lot of data out there. Is there a good tool to backup all my gmail mail, facebook pictures and ...
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3answers
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How to sync/backup “my documents” to Google Drive

Google Drive (at $2.49 for 25gb) seems like a great option for cloud storage. But I'm looking for a program to backup/mirror/sync my documents folder to Google Drive. I've been looking for ...
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How can I programmatically back up my Blogger site?

If you are logged in to your Blogger account, you can easily download a dump of your website by clicking on the Settings → Other → Export Blog link. (Source.) How can I do this automatically each day ...
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1answer
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Can student data in Blackboard Academic Suite be liberated?

Is it possible for a student of an educational institution that uses Blackboard Academic Suite to download all of the course data to have a personal record of it? I have an account that is going to ...
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1answer
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Backup archive of Google Groups messages?

Is there a way to download all the messages from a Google Group? I've tried searching for a good solution, but it seems the only way is to actually download the individual .html files for each thread ...
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2answers
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How to backup and export all my pictures and data from Facebook?

Before, in Facebook I found a feature for backup my data. I sent that request and then Facebook sent me an email containing a link for downloading a file larger that 100 MB. I want to back it up ...
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5answers
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Best photo backup and sharing webapp [closed]

I am looking for a webapp that will let me: Backup my pictures in original resolution and quality Share pictures with friends and family I assume I am going to have to pay as my pictures folder ...
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2answers
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sync different directories with box.net service

with box or drop box, I can copy files/directories to a specific folder and it will be synced, however, I want to sync various different folders on my file system, is this possible? if not, are their ...
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1answer
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How can I backup my data in TripIt?

I have quite a lot of trip data accumulated in TripIt, the travel tracking website - various itineraries and trips across the years. In case I either decide to close my account, or TripIt becomes ...
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6answers
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Remote backup with Amazon S3

Does anyone know of some good Mac software to sync a network attached storage device or a drobo to Amazon S3? I'd love to mail them a storage device for the first dump and then do nightly syncs.
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2answers
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How can I send my emails in Thunderbird to Gmail

I had, a long time ago, a non-free email account. Once I get a gmail account I forget about it, but I still have all the emails stored (in Thunderbird format) I will like to be able to join them with ...
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3answers
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How can I backup all of my Facebook?

If I want to have a backup of my Facebook what do I have to do? Please show me a way to get a backup of my Facebook data.
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2answers
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With Trello, Is it possible to transfer account to a different e-mail?

Is it possible to change the email address associated with a Trello account? Alternatively, is it possible to back up a particular board to import to another account?
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1answer
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Dropbox.com as backup system for my Ubuntu

Can I have multple drop boxes (dropbox.com) or Ubuntu One accounts on a single machine (Ubuntu 9.04 or 10.04) to backup multiple projects ?
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5answers
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Online Website Backup Solution? [closed]

i am managing Lil bit big online teaching website(nearly 1gb). it was bit pain when we talk about getting backup from the my Host. and my internet speed also dam slow. because of it i am currently use ...
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1answer
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How should I configure CrashPlan if I want to make sure Code 42 cannot access my data?

CrashPlan offers some very well-priced cloud-backup packages, but one of the issues I have with such services is the fact that, while the data is encrypted, the encryption key is held and known by the ...
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3answers
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Automate uploading of videos to YouTube

Is there a way to automate uploading of videos straight to YouTube? I would like to keep lots of home made videos. Of course, they are subject to being lost, or somebody could steal the the computer, ...
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1answer
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Export Twitter data from Backupify

I signed up for Backupify and added Twitter to it. I now want to export all my status updates and, although the site says that it's possible to export the data, I can't find that functionality ...
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1answer
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Is there a way for me to effectively back up my Google Drive contents locally?

Is there is a way for me to copy/back up me Google Drive contents to my local machine? Ideally, the solution would have these features (in order of priority): Runs on Linux in a headless ...
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1answer
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How is Wordpress able to store my whole website (including ~300MB of photos) in a 1.14MB file when I export?

I exported my wordpress blog as a .xml file as a way to manually back it up, and was shocked to see that the file was 1.14 MB... It stored my whole website, including about 300 MB of photos, in 1.14 ...
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1answer
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How can I backup someone else's Twitter account or Facebook page?

How can I backup the tweets of an account that does not belong to me or the posts of a public Facebook page? All backup services I found on the web require authentication of the Twitter account ...
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2answers
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Recovering a saved email in Gmail

A person with low computer skills was writing a message in Gmail (web interface). You know how as you type it automatically saves the message and the word "saved" appears at the bottom, she clicked ...
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1answer
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How to backup questions, answers of Stack Exchange [closed]

I would like to keep a backup of all the questions asked + all answers provided for each question, answers provided + questions for the answer provided, questions favourited on Stack Exchange in the ...
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2answers
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Backing up Google tasks

I've been trialling GTasks on the Android platform (an interface to Google Tasks) but many of its reviewers have been angered by it either duplicating or wiping out their tasks. So I'm searching for ...
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1answer
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What are Google Apps Accounts?

I want to purchase this backup plan for $3/m but when I go ahead for signup it says: This application requires a Google Apps account. What does that mean? I'm a regular gmail user and I want ...
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2answers
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How can I back up my LiveJournal Posts?

I have a free LiveJournal account. I know that at one time there was a way for free users to back up their Livejournal posts, but can't seem to find a way now. What tools or utilities will allow a ...
2
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1answer
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How to construct URL of Trello JSON download from board URL (without using the API)

Background Given a URL to a Trello board, as listed at the users main Trello page, it used to be possible to deduce the URL for the corresponding "Export JSON" link. I wrote up the way I did this in ...
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3answers
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Online backup service that backs up full image of hard drive [closed]

I'm interested in using an online backup service such as Backblaze or Crashplan. However, looking at these 2 solutions, there's something I want but they don't offer. I want the backups to be ...
2
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1answer
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Backup Google Drive to Dropbox

I want to... automatically perform a one way sync from Google Drive to Dropbox convert the files to a format supported by LibreOffice or HTML during the synchronization. But any non proprietary and ...
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1answer
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Backing up Gmail using IMAPSize

I am trying to backup all my contacts who sent me mails in Gmail. One way of doing is by using IMAPSize to back my account. But while configuring my account, I get the following error: Can’t ...
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Has anyone found an alternative to Motionbox?

Motionbox included the following features. Unlimited upload Unlimited Storage Online Video Editing Tags and Folders Sharing Embedding mts support for HD Video Playback in HD Download uncompressed ...