10 Ways to Backup & Restore your Blogger Blog


Blogging is huge these days. Most of bloggers (including me) started their blogging endeavors with Blogger – Blogspot free blogging service.

While you can easily backup self hosted WordPress Blogs, procedure is little complex for blogger blog backup. There is no comprehensive official method to backup a Blogger Blog.

However, there are number of tricks, online services and utilities that can help you backup your Blogger Blog. Here are few ways to backup Blogger Blog, just in case it is deleted and needs to be restored.

1. Blogger Backup Utility It is a simple utility that can help you backup your blogger blog posts to local disk. Check out screenshots for complete view of utility in action.

2. BlogBackuprIt is a web based blog backup service. It allows you to backup Blogger, WordPress and self-hosted WordPress Blogs. It can backup articles, user comments and blog categories of your blog. Ability to backup images will be added soon.

3. HTTrack Website Copier This free software allows you to create a mirror copy of the blog on your computer. It builds recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.

4. BlogBackupOnlineA free web based service that allows you to backup your blog. You can restore blog content anytime using the backup created with this service. It is also very useful in case you are shifting from one blogging service to another. For example switching from blogger to wordpress.

5. Official Blogger backup steps Blogger does not have an export or download function. However, you can use these instructions to create a single file with all your posts which you may publish and then copy to your own computer for use as desired. This detailed method involves modification of template and few steps.

6. Manual way to backup posts & Images –This method works for new blogger (previously called blogger beta). Save and copy all textual content using standard URL: http://name.blogspot.com/search?max-results=N (where name is blogname and N is number of posts you want to backup). To backup images on your blog use FireFox addon ‘DownThemAll’.

7. Using Blogger Email feature – You can enable send post by email feature in your Blogger Dashboard. As soon as you publish a new post you will receive whole post in your inbox. In this way you will have blog posts archived in your inbox. Under ‘Settings’ click on ‘Email’ option. Enter your email address in ‘Blogsend address’.

8. BlogCollector This software allows you to backup your blogger blog on your computer. You can publish that backup in PDF or MS Word format. However, that backup is no good to restore content of your blogger blog. This software is good enough to create blog backup for redistributing it further in PDF or Word format.

9. Good-old Copy Paste Method –It is a time consuming but very simple way of backing up your blogger blog. As soon as you finish writing your blog post, copy the post content while in HTML mode and paste in notepad file on your computer. Name the notepad file with the title of post for easy searching.

10. Start thinking, innovating – Well, above were 9 ways to backup your blogger blog. Do you know any method that can be 10th method to backup blogger blog? If YES, please share by adding a comment. Anyway, happy blogging!



  1. Computer shop in Bhubaneswar says

    Still looking for an application which able to restore comments. Not able to find one yet.

  2. Raghavendra says

    Hi i was searching for this.. thank you very much for sharing the variety of types to download our blog.. :)

  3. Is it clicktoapp an option? clicktoapp.com

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  6. hanks for posting this! I post a lot of controversial material on my site, and because of that, there are the “haters” that threaten to hack my blog, etc. simply because they do not agree with what I have to say. Thanks to your tip, I now have a way to not only back up my blogs, but also to be able to restore my entire blog site if need be, with just a few clicks. Thanks again for the tip!

  7. Very cool THANX…
    I’ll love to have a PDF of all of my posts, and use the
    I have asked for 300 posts, but only get 27 :((
    Can u give me a great idea for what the problem might be?? :)

  8. I must say this is an great utility to use and I am happy to make my backups now with the help of backuputility. thanks for your support

  9. The Import & Export feature in Blogger is now live and can be accessed from the Settings tab of your Blogger dashboard.

  10. hahah all are very bore, backup is not a matter, matter is restore blog in same address, enable same blog, if blogger disable ur blog, pray to god and decide never create a blog,

  11. friendyomi says

    recently i have lost my all important data, may i know online backup enough safe to save data?? in a another way there is no chance of hacking??

  12. Here is best way for backing up blog

  13. Nice & good tut, step by step.

  14. Blogger is providing import/export option. But what will happen to images?

  15. Hmmm…thanks for sharing..:

    see a good TUT on Back up And restore on blogger
    see here->http://myfundoo-blog.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-bloggers.htmlisis

  16. johnnydorayme says

    nice one vinny….

  17. @Vinny – Thank you so much for that, I was looking for a simple way to do this without installing (possible spyware ridden) programs.


  18. Blogger has it’s own Import/Export functions, now. From your Dashboard, click on “Settings”, then “Basic”. The functions to Import/Export/Delete are at the top of the page.

  19. Hi,
    I like your “strategy” ideas.
    It is a very nice and good post.

  20. Import your Blogger Blog to WordPress, and you’ll have a free mirror copy of your blog. I don’t know if comments are imported too. RSS should provide some means to backup a blog quickly.

  21. Thank you, i’ll try it later.

  22. Great post.
    Still looking for an application which able to restore comments. Not able to find one yet.

  23. blogbackuponline doesn’t allow you to restore blogs for free

  24. Very helpful for someone that just started blogging. Thanks!

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