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Local backup with Ruby and SQLite3

By Peter Cooper / June 16, 2006

I've noticed many readers are using, so this should come in handy. Someone has developed a Ruby script that uses the API to download all of your links, and then uses SQLite to put them into a local database, whereupon you can do whatever you like with them. I just gave it a try and it works well.

It lacks some spit and polish though, and will complain if you run it more than once a day (as it attempts to recreate the tables on the same database). While you can run it daily, it uses a new database for each day, which might also not be so great. With some hacks, though, this could become a very useful tool.

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