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Back Up and Print Your Blog with OpenOffice.org Base

Nov 02, 2007, 07:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"If you are running a blog (or any Web publishing system, for that matter) that relies on a database back end, you will sooner or later face the problem of backing up the content stored in the database. One way to go about it is to build a backup tool using OpenOffice.org Base. Since Base can pull data from a MySQL or any ODBC-compliant data source, you can create a simple database that connects to the blog's back end and extracts content from it, which you can then export in different formats.

"Besides keeping your content safe, this solution offers a few other benefits. First, it allows you to browse all the blog posts directly from within OpenOffice.org and to quickly insert posts into your current Writer document..."

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