Posterous Backup is due to shutdown at the end of April 2013. If your after a simple way to backup a Posterous site the below command will download your Posterous site as static html

wget -r -l inf -k -E -p -nc

The options used are:

  • -r recursive
  • -l inf infinite depth
  • -k suffix html files with .html
  • -E update the saved files with links to local files
  • -p download page resources
  • -nc don’t redownload urls more than once

This command won’t download all images (ones hostes on a different CDN) but it will download the majority of your site fine

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly

Data Engineeer, Business Analytics, Web Developer, Library Technology specialising in PHP and Tableau

Based in Melbourne, Australia

Feel free to contact me or _justin_kelly