Tutorial: How to backup all your Steem posts ?
Hi guys !
With the recent "moves" on Steem, I thought how can I backup all the content I spent hours writing on Steem.
I found this script written by @yuxi (Give him some love for the good work !!)
Follows the short tutorial under Linux Fedora 29:
- You need to have python2 installed (I tried with python3 but I had a few jokes)
- First download the zip from https://github.com/yuxir/steemit_backup
- Then, if missing, install steem, slugify via pip:
- pip install steem
- pip install slugify
- In my case I had yaml missing, I had to install it via my distribution package manager: sudo dnf install python2-pyyaml
- If you have an error message, when running the script, you can easily find the missing package
There are a few modifications to perform, I had a few minor issues for the Unicode encoding/filename encoding (title length) and the limit on the posts, because I have slightly more than 10 posts ^^
- The limit on the number of posts is very simple, look for the variable number_of_batch and set to a large number, I put 1000 in my case
- [Optional] Next, add a variable counter = 0 at the line 31, then modify the file_name variable as follows file_name = "Post%d.md" % counter, it will prevent to have long filename if you have very long title.
- Then modify with open(target_md_file_name, 'w') as file: to this with open(target_md_file_name, 'wb') as file:
- Finally, replace the next statement to give the correct encoding file.write(_body.encode('utf8'))
Usage, modify the config/system_config.yaml to suit your needs, in my case, I was looking to perform a full backup in a specified directory as follows:
Then run the script as follows:
python steemit_backup.py myUsername
and you are good to go, it will take some time and after you will see a list of files
The only downside, you are missing the images. But it is pretty neat to have a backup of all your posts !