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Backups using wget on windows



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ben

Posted: Aug 19, 2011
Score: 1



I'm trying to implement the backup scheme from this thread: http://www.toodledo.com/forums/3/2227/-12359/back-up-your-toodledo-data-with-wget.html#end

with this code:

@rem export Toodledo XML
set filename=%DATE:~10,4%%DATE:~4,2%%DATE:~7,2%-toodledo

@rem sign in and get cookie

wget --quiet --no-check-certificate --save-cookies=cookies.txt --post-data "email=name@domain.com&&pass=password" https://www.toodledo.com/signin.php > null.txt

@rem get tasks, notes, activity history
pause

wget -O %filename%-tasks.xml --quiet --load-cookies=cookies.txt http://www.toodledo.com/tools/xml.php > null.txt
wget -O %filename%-notes.csv --quiet --load-cookies=cookies.txt https://www.toodledo.com/tools/csv_notes.php > null.txt
wget -O %filename%-activity.html --quiet --load-cookies=cookies.txt https://www.toodledo.com/activity.php > null.txt


@rem get rid of the cookies and null files
del cookies.txt
del null.txt

I'm getting a cookie just fine but after that wget is not able to cause the exports as intended, I end up with a file containing the main screen php code and an export file with 0 bytes. My intent is to back up on a nightly basis as I am experimenting with a new smartphone application and don't want to dork my data up. Help please!

Thanks,
-Ben


This message was edited Aug 19, 2011.
ben

Posted: Sep 15, 2011
Score: 1



Is anyone automatically backing up their Toodledo data?

If so, how?

Thanks,
-Ben
tbaker

Posted: Sep 25, 2011
Score: -1



Hi Guys,
I wrote a script to facilitate this about a year ago. It could obviously use some cleanup and optimization. It covers offsite storage and compression.

http://www.toodledo.com/forums/3/5479/-29113/automating-toodledo-backups.html
ben

Posted: Sep 26, 2011
Score: 1



Posted by tbaker:
Hi Guys,
I wrote a script to facilitate this about a year ago. It could obviously use some cleanup and optimization. It covers offsite storage and compression.

http://www.toodledo.com/forums/3/5479/-29113/automating-toodledo-backups.html


Does this work with the new and improved updated toodledo site, in other words, are you still using it today?

Thanks,
-Ben
tbaker

Posted: Sep 27, 2011
Score: 1



Hi Ben,
The script still works. basically, it replicates a login to get the session ID cookie. Once the session ID cookie has been retrieved, it is used to ask for the XML import/export Download page.

The XML is then compressed and moved to another target folder. I've played with the idea of writing a simple Windows Console utility that will do the same thing with a much easier configuration than having to manually edit a script file. I'll put it back on my task list and maybe work on it sometime :)
aszabo_1325423439

Posted: Mar 21, 2012
Score: -1



Yes it works with a few changes: one must have the switch '--keep-session-cookies' in both wget statements, otherwise the second wget saves only signin.php.
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