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backup [Mar. 10th, 2002|11:32 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
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[crunchybear]
Bit of a plug, but the first release of a java backup client, located here.
Still lacking a gui, but reasonable powerful enough, it sync's to a local store and exports using templates, allowing for a dynamic output.

Hopefully the first release of many. Enjoy =)
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[User Picture]From: erebrandir
2002-03-10 03:51 pm (UTC)
Nifty. Does it copy comments attached to your entries, as well?

I was working on something that would do that not too long ago, but it was pretty primitive—it basically just downloaded and parsed the output from talkread.bml for every entry (entry, comments, pics, links and all), and relied on that output to obtain the itemids of the next entries. It crapped out—there were too many irregularities and cases in the output that I wasn't considering, and I just got fed up with it and shelved it. Sooner or later, I'll learn how to do it the right way, and get back to work on it. For now, though, I'm going to check out your backup client.
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From: crunchybear
2002-03-10 03:55 pm (UTC)
unfortunatly it doesnt get the comments yet, as it uses the lj interface (the syncitems and getevents) which dont allow for comments as yet, although as soon as it does, mine will
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2002-03-10 09:15 pm (UTC)
I keep getting this error:

C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\ljbackup>java -jar LJBackup.jar -auth dottey ******* -synch synch 0 -export day template.txt c:\myljbackup yes
Error occoured : Trying to sync entries failed
: http://www.livejournal.com/interface/xmlrpc

Whats it mean? How do I fix it?
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From: crunchybear
2002-03-10 09:39 pm (UTC)

Re:

ark, im not actually sure what the problem is, while ive been testing it ive been getting those erros every say 1/5 attempts to synch, bascilly it failed to negotiate with the xmlrpc server (i think), although theres not much I can do about it than say try again? although im about to update the client to use the flat interface as well as the xmlrpc one, which im hoping will get ride of that
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2002-03-10 09:42 pm (UTC)

Re:

It eventually did work. thanks :-)

Add to your todo list (unless you can tell me its already there) a way that I can write my own filenames. Example, I'd rather have the filenames be 20020312.html instead. Can I change that? If not, please add it to your to-do list. Thanks :-)
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From: crunchybear
2002-03-10 09:50 pm (UTC)

Re:

no probs, glad to hear it works =)
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[User Picture]From: dottey
2002-03-10 09:52 pm (UTC)

Re:

filenames like that are nice, because then Windows automatically sorts them chronologically :-)
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From: crunchybear
2002-03-10 09:55 pm (UTC)
yer, I can see the advantage, maybe a template tag allowing you to specify the date format for the file name would be the best way to do it

either way, i'll put it in the next update, so keep checking everynow and again =)
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