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July 08, 2003

Public service announcement

Rachel Lucas writes "beware the hacker dudes":

If you have a blog like mine, hosted on a server somewhere by your host company, there's nothing you can do to prevent the hacking itself if they target the server on which your blog happens to be hosted - but at least if your site gets wiped out or otherwise defaced, you'll have backups of all your entries and templates (use the export feature with MovableType for entries and just save your templates as text files), which you can re-upload later.

This may be among the best advice I have ever received. MT's export feature was simple to use and backing up a blog template is excellent advice whatever your blogging tool of choice.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 8, 2003 09:55 AM