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Discussion on: Where do you back-up your posts?

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Erik Dietrich • Edited on

I'd be curious about the use case for dusting off old content. IOW, say the database crashes and you lose your posts, comments, etc. Why is it anything other than ¯\(ツ)/¯ ?

I'm not making a rhetorical point -- I'm genuinely curious. Is it just for archival/set-completion purposes? Do people have plans to repurpose it somehow?

FWIW, if the worry is DEV (or any platform you don't control) collapsing in on itself like a neutron star and eating your content, I'd suggest not "backing up" the content from that platform, but rather creating it on a platform you control and syndicating it here (or wherever).