Blog Archive (.bar) What can you do with it?

Wondering what can be done with a Blog Archive (.bar) file.

Bar files appear to be much larger exports than (.wxr) and I wondered if they could possibly be imported into wordpress.

I’m asking because I seldom have success importing into Wordpress, the images are never copied over to the new blog, they are simply links back to the original image.

Blog Archive is mostly useful as a backup right now, because it has all your photos. I’d love to see a WordPress plugin to support it but there isn’t one yet that I know about.

WXR by design only has the post text, and WordPress is supposed to download any referenced images and store them inside Wordpress during import. That’s what does and I’m pretty sure WordPress used to do that.