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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2018-12-05 09:47 pm
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so just how long does the native Tumblr export typically take?

I haven't yet looked into the potentially helpful python script that [personal profile] odditycollector linked in the comments to my last post, but I did start the backup export option Tumblr provides yesterday. Only it seems to still be "processing" now.

Mind, I do not have many Tumblr posts, just 81. For comparison I have over 2500 posts here. So I am not a heavy Tumblr user. And yet, the site seems to be unable to export even this few. (My long defunct side Tumblr [tumblr.com profile] jamesmcavoywithsloths in its run actually got to 600 posts, which still isn't that many, and Tumblr is "processing" that as well.)

Is their backup just broken right now, because everybody is trying to use it?
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[personal profile] harpers_child 2018-12-05 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
It seems to be taking forever because everyone is trying to use it. Once you have your download, open it and make sure there is actual content. Also? The bit that looks like your tumblr is pulling any images from the site not the folder of downloaded images. Which is useful.
harpers_child: melaka fray reading from "Tales of the Slayers". (Default)

[personal profile] harpers_child 2018-12-05 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
the XML files.
http://harpergetsfannish.tumblr.com/post/180815005033/shadowmaat-laylainalaska-xparrot-so-out-of
^ a person with a brain currently explains it better.
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[personal profile] mirabile 2018-12-05 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought backup was broken, too, and left it running for a full night. Next morning, the "download" button hadn't changed, the way the directions said it would, so just for something to do, I went to the same page on another tab -- and there was the download button. So maybe try that???? Or maybe everyone and her sister is downloading and it's having indigestion, who knows. Good luck!
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[personal profile] sholio 2018-12-06 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Mine's been running for two days and still isn't done, so ... awhile. XD I figure it's super slow right now because everyone's doing it.