Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

Update: This release is now live.

Hi everyone,

Since the launch of the Ning platform, Network Creators have asked us to create a way for them to download personal copies of the data on their Ning Networks, usually for back-up purposes.

Until now, providing that has been a difficult process. While you can download a basic list of your members, email addresses and profile information, there isn't currently a way to download a backup of your content or a more comprehensive list of your members. For Network Creators who are leaving the platform, we've traditionally provided an archive file, but it's a manual process that involves faxing a signed form to Ning and requires a Ning engineer to produce the file.

That's all about to change. We'll be releasing a tool — later this week, hopefully — that makes it easy to download an archive of your Ning Network's members and content.

archiver-grab

Downloading the content and members for an entire Ning Network is not an easy process. To make it as easy as possible, we've built an application that you can download and run on your desktop.

The application is built using the Adobe Air platform, meaning that it should work just the same on Windows, Mac or Linux. You'll need to install Adobe Air on your computer, but that's a quick process. More than 100 million people have already installed Air.

When the Ning Network Archiver goes live, you'll see a new "Archive Content" icon on your Manage page (in the "And More…" section). Clicking on the icon will take you to the new Archive Content Manage page, where we'll provide an overview of the application, as well as installation instructions. Once you've installed the application, you simply need to enter your Network Creator credentials and network URL to kick off the download process.

ManageArchive-small

For more information, check out the FAQs in our Help Center.

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Replies are closed for this discussion.

Replies

  • This looks like a great tool.

    Have been wondering what the NING team are currently working on.... hope to see more great tools/features coming soon.

    Thanks NING Team.

    Ken
  • Thanks for this new tool. It seems easy to handle. Great!
  • thanks for this
  • fantastisch mein herr! wonderful news indeed. thanks evan.
  • NC for Hire
    Sounds and looks great!
  • For the most part looks good, but not happy about the 10,000 record limit for photo export... we've got over 400,000.
  • Looks like a great tool. Can't wait for it to become active
  • Am I correct in stating that there will be no information binding content to a specific user? NC's will essentially be bulk downloading content correct?

    -e
    • Hi there!

      Network Creators will be able to download content based on feature, but you won't be able to download content that has been added by a particular member. Each piece of content that you download, however, will contain information that will allow you to identify its contributor.

      -Lisa
    • Jose, if you need help you should use the support system and open a ticket, the forum isn't for reaching out to support.
This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Ken Rich left a comment for Strumelia
"Nice to meet you. I answered your question, the link at the bottom of my answer is really all you n…"
11 minutes ago
Ann Amberg, Stefano G. and J. Back joined Ning Creators Network
27 minutes ago
Kos replied to Kos's discussion OK Ning Wizards - I Need Your Help
"hmmm it's being funky.  Pulling in titles from my forum area.  URL below as well
http://stockbuz.ne…"
35 minutes ago
Ken Rich replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning Lied To Us - Your Content is Not Safe
"Hi Strumelia,
Yes, they have all that and more. However, their CMS will be a bit of a learning curv…"
45 minutes ago
Kos replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Patric Indeed.  Great to see you though buddy.  I just returned from vacation with my inbox implode…"
49 minutes ago
Tim Atkinson replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Ning 3 in over-notification shock...."
1 hour ago
SweetPotato replied to Kos's discussion OK Ning Wizards - I Need Your Help
"Relatively lately, yeah :-) pleased it's of use. Would love to see it working on your site if you h…"
1 hour ago
Chazz replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Oh you naughty girl, Behave, you cheeky devil. LMAO!"
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"I told you so.
;)"
1 hour ago
Patrick Chappelle replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Good Lord! My inbox is filling up with notifications from this discussion! <br />
<br />
Well, you…"
1 hour ago
Scott Bishop replied to Scott Bishop's discussion Importing Fonts
"Hi US, My capabilities in CSS are copy/paste. 
Do you know how to input a special font to this code…"
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to John McDonald's discussion Upgrading to Ning 3.0 Status
"One and a half years now since Ning 3.0 was rolled out.  what the heck....???"
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ken Rich's discussion Ning Lied To Us - Your Content is Not Safe
"Ken does JR offer a "friends" feature, with private messaging?   Photo slideshows?  Member profile…"
2 hours ago
Kos replied to Kos's discussion OK Ning Wizards - I Need Your Help
"Have I told you lately that you rock?  Yes, I came up with a work around but yours is much better -…"
2 hours ago
JFarrow replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"i saw that too... nice!"
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Airwalk's discussion Archiving of all member data
"Ken, I sent you a friend request."
2 hours ago
United Spirits replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"I envy you. Seriously. No content migration script for Ning 3 sites as of yet."
2 hours ago
United Spirits replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"I want to move to social engine but its too high of a price. I wonder if I can contact their suppor…"
2 hours ago
United Spirits replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Ah. Yes. The discussion that started all this ruckus about a childs platform, I presume. This here…"
2 hours ago
United Spirits replied to Airwalk's discussion Archiving of all member data
"Not sold on it to be honest. But I do love your site and its content."
2 hours ago
More…