Feathers and sparkles

Syncing with Dreamwidth

Hello everyone -

I was wondering if it's still possible to use LJArchive to back up entries on Dreamwidth? I used it successfully for this in 2012, but haven't used the app since then.

If it works for you, or if you're able to get it to work, please let me know what you did (on which version)! :)

Thank you~
Looking Up Sidways

Stuck downloading comments

Hi folks.  I have the "updated" ljarchive where it fixes the error when it gets to downloading comments (which I had before) but now it just hangs at "Downloading Comments -- 1 of 5623..."

I'm using Windows 10, up to date. Just curious if its actually downloading all of them but not updating... or if it really is just hanging and if there is a fix.  It's been like that for about 2.5 hours now.  It seems to zip through the first part which I'm assuming is all the main entries.

Hoping there are still people around this community :)

Thank you.

writer's block, creative (keyboard), books, reading, dear diary...


I never had any issues with LJ archive before but I just installed it on a new computer running on Windows 10 and suddenly I'm getting this error message:

System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException: A generic error occurred in GDI+..
bei System.Drawing.Graphics.CheckErrorStatus(Int32 status)
bei System.Drawing.Graphics.DrawString(String s, Font font, Brush brush, RectangleF layoutRectangle, StringFormat format)
bei EF.ljArchive.WindowsForms.Controls.DataGridTextViewColumn.Paint(Graphics g, Rectangle bounds, CurrencyManager source, Int32 rowNum, Brush backBrush, Brush foreBrush, Boolean alignToRight)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGridRelationshipRow.PaintCellContents(Graphics g, Rectangle cellBounds, DataGridColumnStyle column, Brush backBr, Brush foreBrush, Boolean alignToRight)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGridRow.PaintData(Graphics g, Rectangle bounds, Int32 firstVisibleColumn, Int32 columnCount, Boolean alignToRight)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGridRelationshipRow.Paint(Graphics g, Rectangle bounds, Rectangle trueRowBounds, Int32 firstVisibleColumn, Int32 numVisibleColumns, Boolean alignToRight)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.PaintRows(Graphics g, Rectangle& boundingRect)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.PaintGrid(Graphics g, Rectangle gridBounds)
bei System.Windows.Forms.DataGrid.OnPaint(PaintEventArgs pe)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Control.PaintWithErrorHandling(PaintEventArgs e, Int16 layer)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmPaint(Message& m)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
bei System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

Does anyone have an idea what to do?
Swanson Moustache

Help me archive before the purge

I can never get the archive software to complete. Any help O Fellow Archivists?

This is the error message I get:

ljArchive Error: EF.ljArchive.Engine.ExpectedSyncException: An expected exception occurred: ServerNotResponding ---> CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcIllFormedXmlException: Response from server does not contain valid XML. ---> System.Net.WebException: The operation has timed out.
at System.Net.ConnectStream.Read(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size)
at System.IO.StreamReader.ReadBuffer(Char[] userBuffer, Int32 userOffset, Int32 desiredChars, Boolean& readToUserBuffer)
at System.IO.StreamReader.Read(Char[] buffer, Int32 index, Int32 count)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ReadData()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseQName(Boolean isQName, Int32 startOffset, Int32& colonPos)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.LoadNode(Boolean skipOverWhitespace)
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.LoadDocSequence(XmlDocument parentDoc)
at System.Xml.XmlLoader.Load(XmlDocument doc, XmlReader reader, Boolean preserveWhitespace)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(XmlReader reader)
at System.Xml.XmlDocument.Load(TextReader txtReader)
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcSerializer.DeserializeResponse(TextReader trdr, Type returnType)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcSerializer.DeserializeResponse(TextReader trdr, Type returnType)
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcSerializer.DeserializeResponse(Stream stm, Type returnType)
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcClientProtocol.ReadResponse(XmlRpcRequest req, WebResponse webResp, Stream respStm, Type returnType)
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcClientProtocol.Invoke(Object clientObj, String methodName, Object[] parameters)
at CookComputing.XmlRpc.XmlRpcClientProtocol.Invoke(String MethodName, Object[] Parameters)
at XmlRpcProxybb724d5a-4882-4f0f-ab4a-8aff46286dd9.SyncItems(SyncItemsParams )
at EF.ljArchive.Engine.Sync.SyncItems(OptionsRow or, ILJServer iLJ, SyncItemCollection& sic, SyncItemCollection& deletedsic, DateTime& lastSync)
at EF.ljArchive.Engine.Sync.ThreadStart()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
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I've been using ljArchive with no problems for ages, but while I was downloading some entries just now, my antivirus popped up with this message:

Application performing dangerous activity characteristic of malware

What the hell?? Has anyone else had this? I don't know if it's a false positive and I should just ignore it, or if the program has somehow become infected, or if it was a Trojan all along and Kaspersky has only just identified it as such. 8/

I really like ljArchive and don't want to lose it! (Especially if there's any truth to the rumours about LJ being in trouble - this is my only backup.)
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Trying LJArchive and getting an Error every time...

Hello, not sure if anyone reads this LJ anymore but I really would like to backup my LJ.
I am getting this error every time.

System.Xml.XmlException: 'doctype' is an unexpected token. The expected token is 'DOCTYPE'. Line 1, position 3.
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowUnexpectedToken(String expectedToken1, String expectedToken2)
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDoctypeDecl()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read()

OMG THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! It looks like this link WORKS and fixes the bug!!!
marcus 2013

Can't download comments

For some time now I've been unable to download comments to messages posted after 10/24/2012.

When I try to sync the messages download, but the comments don't, and I get an error message saying that the server doesn't allow comments to be downloaded. The details are as follows:

ljArchive Error: EF.ljArchive.Engine.ExpectedSyncException: An expected exception occurred: ExportCommentsNotSupported ---> System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (502) Bad Gateway.
at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
at EF.ljArchive.Engine.Sync.ExportCommentsBody(OptionsRow or, ILJServer iLJ, SessionGenerateResponse sgr, Int32 serverMaxID, Int32 localMaxID, CommentCollection cc)
at EF.ljArchive.Engine.Sync.ThreadStart()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

I thought that this was a problem with Livejournal, but I'm told that the software is working for others. As far as I know I have the latest version, the one that was hacked after official development stopped.

I've tried renaming the archive and starting again, but that just got me the same result - all messages downloaded, but comments stopped in 2012.

Anyone know what's wrong?