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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Here's a very barebones webapp that will let you back up your Tumblr page. Was featured on Lifehacker.


you can also try this free tool, written in java: http://code.google.com/p/tumblr-backup/

but it just backs up the photos. But an advantage is, that it does incremental backups, starts on each run where it left off the last time.

  • Interesting, thanks. Do you know if it also downloads linked high-res versions of the photos?
    – unor
    Nov 29, 2012 at 11:17

If you have a Mac, there's a Mac application available. I know that at one point there was an effort to port this (it's built on PHP scripts, so it shouldn't be too tough) to other platforms, but I guess nothing ever came of that.


You can try using Tumblelog Backup Jammy, just fetch your posts and save the html. :)

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