Backpack Export XSLT
This repository contains stylesheets for converting your 37signals/Basecamp Backpack export XML into usable, complete, static local backups. This is essential for getting a "full" backup of your account without having to go through and click+download every image, attachment, asset, page, etc. manually. As Backpack is "retired", you may want to do this on a regular basis if you plan to continue using Backpack. Alternately, you may just want to get your data out and retire your account.
There are two stylesheets included:
export2urls.xsl: for turning your export XML into a list of image, thumbnail, and asset URLs to be downloaded
export2html.xsl: for turning your export XML into static local HTML (references downloaded images/assets)
First, you'll want to generate the list of URLs of data not included in the export XML that you need to download:
saxon -xsl:export2urls.xsl -s:export.xml -o:urls.txt
Now you can download the URLs with a simple bash script, e.g.:
while read url; do wget -x --load-cookies=cookies.txt "$url" done < urls.txt
Where cookies.txt is a cookies file you've exported from your browser after logging into Backpack.
Now that you have all your images and attachments downloaded, generate a static HTML page from your export:
saxon -xsl:export2html.xsl -s:export.xml -o:index.html
This will generate an index.html and an HTML file for each page.
- Output messages/comments against list items & notes in the HTML
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