[Guide] Backing up valuable script data (Do it every Sunday!)

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  1. Cosmo

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    Here is a list of commonly used scripts by the Turker Hub community:

    Tampermonkey:

    Chome - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo?hl=en
    Firefox - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tampermonkey/
    Open Tampermonkey's dashboard in its own tab.
    (Click the app icon & right-click on Dashboard)
    Click on the Utilities tab on the right.
    Choose the type of export you would like and click the export button associated with the backup you want.

    Overwatch:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/24464-overwatch-for-worker-mturk
    Click on the export button, it will give you a data dump in your log.
    Copy/paste to a text file.

    Panda Crazy:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/19168-jr-mturk-panda-crazy

    Select Jobs tab
    Select Export tab
    Select Export To File
    Copy to wherever you are saving.

    HIT Database Mk. II:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/11733-mturk-hit-database-mk-ii

    Click Create Backup.
    It'll save a hitdb_{today's date}.bak file in your default downloads folder.

    Hit Finder:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/21815-hit-finder-beta

    Click on the Block List/Include List button and then Export.

    HitScraper:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/10615-hit-scraper-with-export

    Click on Settings then Utilities and then Export.

    Hit Monitor:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/34644-hit-monitor-for-worker-mturk-com

    Click Export. That will save the txt to your clipboard.
    Paste it to text editor of choice and save it with a name you'll remember.


    (Soon to be obsolete but including it for now)
    TurkMaster:
    https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/4771-turkmaster-mturk

    Click the gear and then the three vertical dots next to Export.
    Copy the entire text that is shown there and save it as a .txt file.

    Finally, your best practices after backing up? Don't keep all backup locally saved! Sync it to cloud storage, or use a web browser based E-mail (like Gmail) and mail a copy to yourself. Or put it on a USB stick. Just make sure you keep the data available somewhere else in case your computer stops working.
     
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  2. WimpLo

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    This would have come in handy for me last week. :ay:
     
  3. AbnormalSpring

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    Can anybody inform me of why to do this?
     
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  4. Melting Glacier

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    Clearing all browser cookies wipes out many of the mentioned script's databases. Switching to a different browser and transferring scripts. Catastrophic failure like a PC dying will make rebuilding the Turking setup much easier on a new PC if backups are accessible.
     
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  6. Cosmo

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    To name a few reasons: Lightning surges, floods, HDD bites the dust, you buy a new computer.
     
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  9. Bluebird

    Bluebird New Turker

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    Wow! Thank you soooo much for this information. I'm a newbie. I've been a bit confused/overwhelmed.
     
  10. Bluebird

    Bluebird New Turker

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    Thank you Cosmo! I was fortunate to find that very information. Is it best to get all of them to achieve success earning or just some of them?

    Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
     
  11. Ornac

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    Not Cosmo, but
    Cosmo was last seen:
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    So you might be waiting a while for him to get back to you.

    Here's a post that's a bit more up to date.
    https://turkerhub.com/posts/636527/
     
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  13. Bluebird

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    Ornac, LOL. I am so sorry. You see? I am truly a newbie. Thank you for the information. :help:
     
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