Jason (krolain) wrote in lj_clients,

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How to test entry archiving

Greetings everyone,

I'm in the process of adding a function to archive a user's entire account entries (and then keep it up to date subsequently). Then the user will be able to export it to various format.

I tried to use the test account, but since it's deleted, I cannot 'download' any entires. I've tried using my own personal account, but after a few test, I now get the error where LJ notices I'm using the same backup date too frequently (initial date).

The reason for this is I'm testing the stage where I'm backing up the entire account and saving it locally (trying to figure out the best format), but I need to test the backup the entire account quite frequently, to make sure my file format is right, all messages are downloaded right and such.

So, is there a way for me to test this, or another test account that can be used, or something modified in my account so I can test this feature? Or should I simply wait a certain amount of time for LJ to reset it's backup request counter and redo the test then? (This will slow me down quite a bit).

I'm also afraid of using my account too often cause it may be viewed as abuse, but it's only testing.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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