Kosso K discovered that there’s a bug in the Data Liberation feature that omits older posts. Hopefully the G+ team will fix it soon, because there’s no other way to get back to old posts that you haven’t permalinked.
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UPDATE: OK. I think I figured it out. August 2nd was the last date I backed my data. Therefore, when you do the backup it doesn’t back up ALL your data at the that time. It backs up the data since you last backed it up.
UPDATE 2: However, I am unable to re-download the old backups. They appear to ‘expire’ after 7 days. After that, you can no longer download the old backups.
UPDATE 3: Google are listening. Brian Fitzpatrick has kindly commented here on this post to say that the backups should NOT actually be incremental and that this is a bug which they are now looking in to. 🙂
So, I just did a backup here of all my content here, but (as Columbo would say) there’s just one thing that bothers me…
… in the zip file which I was able to download, the posts only go back to August 3rd. (Actually exactly 250 posts only)
I started creating, sharing and posting content here on June 30th.
This backup zip file does not contain all my data.