[kwlug-disc] Android data backups

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jul 12 18:23:43 EDT 2012


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 05:15:19PM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > Though I never used it, adb from the Android SDK is supposed to provide
> > that:
> >
> >   adb backup [-f <file>] [-apk|-noapk] [-shared|-noshared] [-all]
> > [-system|-nosystem] [<packages...>]
> >                                - write an archive of the device's data to
> > <file>.
>
> This looks like it backs up everything in one big blob.
> What if I just want to backup, say, contact data, and somehow get it
> in vcard format?
>

I know that some would not like this, because of privacy, but it is
available for those who don't mind
Google.

By default Google backs up your Contacts, Calendar and Email, as well as
Docs/Drive.

You can use their corresponding web service to export data in a variety of
formats.

That works for Google provided services. For other stuff, it is application
dependent.
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