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1. Posted by RedMonkey (Full Member, 18 posts) 20 Aug '08 21:56

Hi

Am just wondering if there is any way to backup the travel map, be it either a simple txt file or something else so if it all goes belly up at least there is something to restore it easily.

The only reason I ask is that I have nearly every day logged since I started traveling and would be a bit of a blow if it all got 'lost'

By the way, keep up the good work guys, have been using this site for about four years now and it just keeps getting better and better. :D

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4276 posts) 21 Aug '08 05:28

I think travellerspoint has a pretty decent backup policy for its database to prevent such a disaster from ever happening - and there's no tools to easily "restore" anything from any kind of user-generated backup, so if the unthinkable would ever happen, you'd have to manually recreate things anyway, with a backup not being of much use for you other than for reference...

But despite that, you're absolutely right that there really should be some tool to save all your trips... and there kinda is - even though it's not linked to from anywhere (as it wouldn't do anyone any good), and you'd probably have to sniff your HTTP traffic to guess as its existence - or happen to have developed the map... :) So... this XML file contains pretty much all the data for all of your trips (I think the main thing missing from it is the distinction between different types of ground-based transport), and thus is the nearest thing to a backup on offer.

Hope that helps, and may I say that I'm in awe of your travels?! :) (Plus it's always really gratifying to see the map used this extensively.)

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 21, 2008, at 5:30 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4276 posts) 22 Aug '08 04:29

On the subject of the backups travellerspoint itself takes care of, Peter said this in a different thread:

I should point out that Travellerspoint has daily and weekly backups, including ones stored in a different building to where the live server is, so we think it's fairly well covered. We've got a heck of a lot to lose if data goes missing!

I hope that helps to further put your mind to ease about not losing all your hard work. :)