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Futureproofing: Motherboard's 'mass_archive' lets you push archives of live sites to three archive services  


From Lifehacker. Here's a way to force archives of sites to three different archive services. It seems a little daunting for me and not especially useful since the pages I visit are usually already dead. But if anyone is looking to proactively archive active sites out there, this seems like a good way to go about it:

Thanks to a new tool from Motherboard, you can now attempt to archive the current version of a site across three different archive services at once: The Wayback Machine,, and (if you’ve set up a free account with them).

Installing Motherboard’s archiving utility requires a little bit of legwork, but it’s not too tricky. You’ll first need to install Python’s requestsjson, and archiveis modules, which are all required for Motherboard’s mass_archive tool to work. (Alas, this isn’t just some simple executable or utility you can run.) The best way to install them requests and json is to install pip first, and then use that to download the modules. You’ll find archiveis here, and you can install it using pip as well.

Posted : May 2, 2018 3:50 pm