Spanking Art:Backing up

To be prepared for a disaster scenario in which this wiki is suddenly gone from the Web, we ask for your help in making backups of our wiki data regularly.

The situationEdit

Since our Relaunch 2012, this wiki is kindly hosted for free by a private external wiki hoster. The wiki administrators do not have direct access to the wiki and its files and databases.

There is always the lurking danger of a disaster scenario. We experienced this disaster before, when we were hosted by Anime OTK and the site suddenly went down in April 2012. Ai left us in the dark for weeks upon weeks and could not be reached by any means. We were very lucky we had a complete wiki page and images backup from February 2012, so "only" the work of two months was lost. Even after Anime OTK came back online, we never received any backups of the wiki. We lost the user database and the complete statistical data, such as page access counters, and we still have a pile of work from images that had a problem on the re-import.

Full backupsEdit

Our new host makes full wiki backups and provides these for download in irregular intervals greater than a month. There are two backup packages, one for the wiki pages (about 200 MB) and one for the image files (about 800 MB). As of 16 June 2013, our last page backup is from 18 March 2013, and our last image backup is from 30 April 2013.

How to manually backup selected pagesEdit

There is a way to manually backup our work done in the wiki since the last full backup.

The wiki function Special:Export (which you can also reach via Special pages in the sidebar) will export a list of pages, provided by you, as an XML file download. Please select the following options:

This will ensure that the full page histories are saved, which is important for license reasons.

Which pages?Edit

The ideal would be to make a full backup of all wiki pages weekly. But the Special:Export function is not made to handle that. It can export a few dozen to a few hundred pages in one batch only.

The following is a list of our newest 30 pages, and a list of our 30 most recently edited pages. You can copy and paste these lists into Special:Export to save those pages. Or export those pages that are of most personal value to you.

Newest 30 pages:
Sassy Ladies
Rachel Lloyd
Lucy Cline
Warden's End
Walter de Roanac
Bella Mon
Buttocks stuck in wall
James Campbell Reddie
Invitation to the Dance
Walter J. Meusal
Spanked Call Girls
Kara Prepare Yourself
Boot camp
Amber Scott
Dawn Deacon
Barbie Mel
Jenny Close
Little Dragon Kid
The Brick Dollhouse
Dominique Wright

Most recently edited 30 pages:
COVID-19 in spanking art and videos
Leia-Ann Woods
Striking the hand
Dreams of Spanking
Victorian era
St. Andrew's cross
Spanking blog
List of closed or defunct spanking blogs
Sarah Gregory
Carpet beater
Amelia Jane Rutherford
Medical fetishism
Lucy Cline
Spanking magazine
Sassy Ladies
Brat war dance
School corporal punishment (1700-1899)
Outdoor spanking
Corporal punishment in religious institutions

What about our images?Edit

Backups of our images are also important, although less important than backups of our articles, and less critical because copies of images will often be saved long-term on the computer of the original uploader, and are also often found elsewhere on the Web.

There is no designated wiki function to export images. You can save individual images to your computer by clicking on the image until you get to the maximum size. Then, depending on your browser and operating system, you do a right mouse button click and select "Save image as..." or similar, then pick a folder on your hard drive where you want to save the image to.

Please also save the image description pages when you backup images, because we require this information when you re-upload the image.

Newest 15 images:

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.2: Warning: Skipping bad option '6' for parameter 'namespace'.

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.2: Error: No selection criteria found! You must use at least one of the following parameters: category, namespace, titlematch, linksto, uses, createdby, modifiedby, lastmodifiedby, or their 'not' variants

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.2: Warning: No results.

How to import?Edit

In a disaster scenario, please check which is the "emergency page", a blog of Spankart, for information. Bookmark this link because if the wiki is gone this page will no longer be here. It is also a good idea to contact Spankart and Roguebfl via e-mail or Skype before the disaster happens so you'll already have the contact established.

Thank you!Edit

Thank you for reading this and for helping to protect our work.