In the wake of The Great Tumblr-pocalypse, I want to point out that Tumblr’s had an OS X backup app available for over a year. And I’ve got to say, it’s pretty darn slick. Enter your login and password, select a blog, and it downloads all your posts, photos, and audio files into a tidy little folder on your desktop computer (or, if you’ve got a way to mount remote volumes on your desktop, a backup server). So easy a hipster could do it.  Reposting to another site if Tumblr is down becomes a little trickier—you’ll need to have webspace and a custom URL if you want to make your old links to remain live during the outage. Plus you’ll need a copy of your theme’s style sheet if you want everything to look the same, as the backups come with a minimized (though still pretty nice looking) set of default styles.  As far as I know, there’s no way to pull back post notes or submissions, but for the effort required, it’s still a robust and versatile solution.

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Remember the Tumblr Back-up App?