How To Take Complete Backup of Blogspot blogs?

Blogspot is a Google owned blogging platform where in spite having many shortcomings, most of us tend to start blogging.

Even though it is one of the most preferred blogging platform, it still has certain risk involved.

How To Take Complete Backup of Blogspot Blogs?
How To Take Complete Backup of Blogspot Blogs?

Like I already mentioned right at the beginning of this article, Google owns the blogging platform. So, if there happens to be any community violations from its Content Policy, you have a high chance of losing your Blogspot site.

This is among the top reasons why pro bloggers keep suggesting self-hosted blog over Google hosted Blogger.

In that case, it make sense if you keep a backup of your blog. A complete backup of blogger blog at regular intervals insures your hard work at the least.

In this article, we shall find out how this can be done.

Take Complete Backup of Blogspot blogs

All bloggers who work on Blogspot platform are able to take complete backup of their blog(s). That backup includes posts, pages and comments as well.

The backup file is created in .xml format and is saved in local storage. If you are using mobile device, the file will be downloaded and saved in default download folder.

In case of PC, it happens likewise. However the task is a manual process, the frequency of publishing posts determines the frequency of backup (daily, weekly, monthly, etc).

To take backup of posts, pages and comments on your blog, follow the steps:
  1. Login to your blogger dashboard.
  2. Select the blog which you want to save a backup of.
  3. Head over to Settings Tab.
  4. Now, click on Other sub-menu.
  5. On the right, check underneath Import and Backup header.
  6. Click Back up Contents.

  7. Backup Blogger Contents
    Backup Blogger Contents

  8. Follow the video tutorial:

Other than that, it is also recommended to take a backup of blogger theme. In case you lose your blog, then theme and contents can be replaced in a new blog.

Also, saving the backup files on cloud storage like Google Drive, is better to gain access to those files anywhere and anytime.

I found this method as the best way to take complete backup of Blogspot blog. Have you got any other idea? Just let me know in the comments below.


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