Well, I don't use LJ but if you want to back it up this may
be an option. WARNING: This could be a really big use of your download limit if you have several years worth of stuff (or even months :P). Including pictures could make this mammoth sized so proceed with this in mind....
So to experiment I created a dodgy LJ account
Next I used this program, HTTrack
. Dowload from the first link and install (run a virus scan on it as you should everything you dowload (unless you 'know' what you are doing :P))
Open it up and click Next. Type a project name like "Jane Doe's LJ" or something. Skip the Project Category. Select a place to save it - I made a new folder in My Documents beforehand. Click Next.
Make sure the action is 'Dowload web site(s)'. Type your LJ web address into the box (you don't need to click anything) - it should look like
where username is your LJ username, eg.
Now here comes the tricky bit. If you don't mind losing pictures you have uploaded then you can just click Next then Finish. Keep an eye on the 'bytes saved' information and make sure it doesn't go over whatever self imposed limit you may have.
If you do want to include pictures then click "Set options..." and navigate to the Scan Rules tab. In the box, scroll to the end of the line and put a space then type
Again, the username is the one in your LJ address, for eg.
where pythagoras_345 is my username.
Click Ok, next, then Finish. Again, keep an eye on bytes saved.
Click Finish and then you can close down the program. Navigate to where you set to save the webpage and click on index.html. this will load in your web browser then click the link (it is your project name) and it will open up your archived LJ which you can browse just like you would when it is on the internet. Some of the links and pages may dissapear or stop working if LJ closes but the important stuff like your entries should all be saved to your hardrive.
Hope this helps someone ~:|