Author Topic: Backing up the Wiki?  (Read 3714 times)

poofacetherisen

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Backing up the Wiki?
« on: 2011-06-17 12:07:32 »
Could someone back up the wiki on their hard drive as offline usable .html files? You know just incase it crashes or something, and upload it to mediafire so reading them could go by faster? I'd do it if I could, but I don't know how to get all of the page content, I only get text.

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Re: Backing up the Wiki?
« Reply #1 on: 2011-06-17 15:32:46 »
They could, but it's not a great way of preserving a wiki, as standalone HTML+CSS won't edit.

It's probably better to take a backup of the database periodically. I wouldn't stick it on a public mirror, though.

If editing doesn't matter, it's probably better to do a mass print.

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Re: Backing up the Wiki?
« Reply #2 on: 2011-06-17 22:03:00 »
They could, but it's not a great way of preserving a wiki, as standalone HTML+CSS won't edit.

It's probably better to take a backup of the database periodically. I wouldn't stick it on a public mirror, though.

If editing doesn't matter, it's probably better to do a mass print.
Print? Do tell.

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Re: Backing up the Wiki?
« Reply #3 on: 2011-06-18 01:12:25 »
I'm told you can print ebooks from Mediawiki wikis with a tool named Pediapress. I don't know much about it.

The structure and any ToCs have to be generated manually, though.

There might be other tools. Or you might be able to dump the database in a way that another application or script can process it into a document form (or an intermediate form, like XML, that you can then transform with XSLT).
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Re: Backing up the Wiki?
« Reply #4 on: 2011-06-18 06:18:18 »
you can also use Adobe acrobat to import the wiki.....
or any other tool to import websites...

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Re: Backing up the Wiki?
« Reply #5 on: 2011-06-18 13:36:07 »
you can also use Adobe acrobat to import the wiki.....
or any other tool to import websites...

You can't edit, so it's better just to backup the SQLDB and migrate the data.