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[Nov. 26th, 2016|01:42 pm]
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Anybody still here have any decent solutions for lj backup? I've tried pieces of code I've found in ruby, javascript, perl, go, and python, and nothing @#$%ing works. Including trying to write it myself. For a million different reasons. The closest I've come is
https://github.com/ibukanov/ljdumpgo
which managed to get exactly 1000 entries downloaded before apparently triggering some kind of hourly ratelimit (???) and it doesn't seem to want to let me restart it at where it left off.
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From: altamira16
2016-11-26 07:13 pm (UTC)
I have not tried in a few years, but I am interested in knowing what you find.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2016-11-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm provisionally succeeding with
http://hewgill.com/ljdump/
with another sleep(0.5) thrown in the inner loop. I'll let you know if it survives past the first 1000 items.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2016-11-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
nyoooope. At least I can reset the .last file it creates to the <logtime> if the last entry I saw it successfully grab and start it over at the right spot.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2016-11-26 08:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe will try something like sleep(4) instead. Which puts me at about 8-9 hours to download every post on my journal, I think.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2016-11-26 09:24 pm (UTC)
trying sleep(8) now, siiigh.
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[User Picture]From: chamois
2016-11-26 09:43 pm (UTC)
I too am interested in a good way to backup posts.
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