Backing Up Instapaper To DropBox or Any Other Cloud Storage

When content on cloud services starts to become useful it also starts to become vulnerable ie. what happens if the service went down or you lost it ? To this end, one of the features that Storage Made Easy provides for Personal, Business, of its service is the ability to backup and/or migrate data from one Cloud Service to another.

The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how data from the InstaPaper service can be be backed up.

First ensure that the account is a personal cloud or business cloud account and choose the Cloud Migration from the right sidebar after logging into the account from the web:

Cloud Migration Assistant

Next choose the Instapaper service from the import section of the Migration Assistant:

Instapaper Backup


This will launch the import wizard and the first steps are to enter the Instapaper username and password for the account (note that it needs to be a premium Instapaper account).

Import Instapaper

The next step in the wizard is to select the folder where you wish the Instapaper data to be backed up (note you can also create a new folder in the selected destination). This can be within any cloud account that has been added to the SME service.

instapaper migration

Now the import can be named and started:

Instapaper Backup task


Once the task has started it can be monitored from the SME Cloud Tasks DashBoard:

Cloud Sync Tasks


Once done the content of each folder within Instapaper is backed up and accessible from the cloud location you defined earlier.

Instapaper Backed up


The content is simply a HTML file containing the title,description and link of the separate entries for each content folder in Instapaper.

Instapaper items backed up


This completes the Instapaper Backup overview.


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