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Create HTML Backup of your A-Z LibGuide

by Heidi Beke-Harrigan on 2020-07-09T10:00:00-04:00 in Springshare | Comments

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It can be helpful to occasionally create backups of your guides because a deleted page or guide can not be restored once content is deleted. You have to recreate the content. Fortunately any assets that had been added to the page will still exist in your assets library (Content > Assets). That means you can reuse those assets without having to recreate each one from scratch. 

Backups are automatically created when a guide is deleted and any guide owner can also create a backup while editing a guide by clicking on the Guide Information menu under BACKUP/EXPORT, select Create HTML Backup.

To view all HTML backups that have been created (manually and from deleted guides):

  1. Go to Tools > Data Exports > Guide HTML from the command bar.
  2. From the Guide HTML tab you can
  • View any HTML backup by clicking the View Guide HTML icon in the Actions column.
  • Tip: to download a copy, right-click on the icon and select Save link as... (aka Save target as...)
  • Sort the backups by Guide ID, Guide Name, or Friendly URL.
  • If the backup is from a deleted guide, the date of the deletion will be listed in the Deleted column
  • If the backup is from a deleted guide, the account the deleted it will be displayed in the Deleted By column.
  • The date and time that the backup was made on will be listed in the Export Date column.
  • If multiple backups of a guide have been made, you check the Display all available backups, not just the most recent backup for each Guide checkbox.

Create an HTML backup of a guide

Viewing HTML backups

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