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Okay, those who know: ljarchive off sourceforge. If you have used it, post here? I used it a *long* time ago but haven't since and close friend needs help.

Also, for anyone: it can never hurt to do a backup.




For Macs, two programs were mentioned in catrinella's lj here and here.

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Thanks for the link: I was just wondering how to backup an LJ.

This really, really sucks.

P.S. I just used it. Very easy and worked like a charm. Requires username and password, though.

What did your friend need help with? I use & have LJArchive on my PC.

I don't even have any idea how to set it up. Basically, I got linked to this: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=143280&package_id=157384&release_id=403625

Now what? Do I download all that stuff? And then what? *feels very stupid*

I have used it- and I have passed it along--works really well.

I've just used it to back up various journals and communities.

works fine for me, yeah. i backup regularly with it.

Related: I've only just tried ljArchive (trying to be productive instead of panicking right now), and it works fine-- but only archived the last five years of my journal (only Jun 2002 -> present; I'd forgotten how long I'd been here.)

Does anyone know of any alternative software that also doesn't limit like this, or can tell me how to get around this using ljArchive?

Can anyone comment about what works well for people on Macs?

Hee. The download history for the LJbackup files show a huge jump today, up from below 10/hour over the past week.

Wow, thanks so much for the link, I'd seriously cry if I lost my LJ.

I've been using ljarchive for quite a while, with no complaints. I really like that it also backs up comments, in addition to entries.

I made sure to do a backup yesterday, just in case.


Keep in mind that if you're a community member, NOT a moderator, then you can only backup the community posts, NOT comments. So it's a good idea to gently remind the moderators of your favorite LJ communities to do official backups, and not rely on member backups which will be incomplete.

Thanks very much, I have just backed up without any hassle. I also linked to it in my post on the issue.

Thanks for letting us know about ljarchive...not heard of it before but I used it to back up my LJ just in case *sigh*

thanks for the link to the Mac program !

also, I found two other programs for Win users, in case you would like alternatives:

A LJ Book is a book with all your entries extracted from your LiveJournal, DeadJournal or AboutMyLife.
It's a PDF Document ready to print. It's produced in about 3-4 minutes.
The high quality PDF is produced by LaTeX.

ALJ is a program for exporting complete user's journal including all comments into plain files. Once journal is downloaded, program can check if new entries are available, download them and add to plain file.

Thank you for providing this information! It worked beautifully. I have my fic stored on at least two computers and several archiving sites, but it was my comments I was worried about. I am so relieved now. Thank you, thank you! :)

MY flist really does know everything! I googled "ljarchive for mac" and this post was one of the first things to show up.

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