I spent the morning trying to get Tactical Hermit’s blog moved over to my server. He had an XML backup of the text, but all of the files, pictures, media, etc. are no longer accessible from the old blog because it was nuked.

My advice to all of you is this: As long as your blog is on a server that is owned by an entity that does not respect free speech, it is at risk of being lost. Every day that your blog is on WordPress or Blogger, it is at risk. XML backups only restore the text of the blog, not the pictures, videos, etc. Those are still on the old server.

Moving your blog before you get cancelled will preserve your stuff. Even if you don’t move your blog to here, move it somewhere that will preserve your blog. Every day you wait places your data at risk.

As long as you don’t violate the rules here, I won’t touch your site. I only have one rule with respect to content: Your site can’t be a porn site. Other than that, your site is your site.


The Tactical Hermit · June 13, 2023 at 2:19 pm

Oh Well, Thanks for trying Medic. Let this be a lesson to all fellow bloggers in our community: Act Now and Save your blog because the Communist are coming.

anonymous coward · June 13, 2023 at 4:51 pm

It would be painful, but archive.org still has a lot of the pages cached.

And thankfully, https://bidenlaptopmedia.com/ is still up.

Aesop · June 13, 2023 at 8:44 pm

Like rust, communism never sleeps.

Thanks for the heads up on the media. IDNKT.

I saved an xml copy yesterday, and I have 99% of the pics and such elsewhere, including the raw work, because I make most of ’em myself. But I’ma hafta start archiving all the media in its own spot(s) ID’ed by dates and addresses.

YouTube is also kinda a PITA because they regularly rooter out videos like feral hogs in a cornfield, including how-to vids, and revisits to old posts show the subsequent carnage.

Bear Claw · June 14, 2023 at 7:28 am

DM thank you for your service to the blogosphere.

Matthew W · June 15, 2023 at 6:22 am

I have been saving XML backups for sometime on WordPress and did not know that the media wasn’t include.
When I select download type, I select ALL and it is supposed to take the media as well.
Even when I select export just “media”, I only get xml.

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