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How to extract and setup my data from a backup (.git repository) by console or otherwise?

asked 2016-10-26 23:28:54 +0300

megalith gravatar image

updated 2016-11-18 13:10:40 +0300

Hello fellers, I'm seeking for a little help on this please.

I have a backup from SFOS 2.0.x and would like to install it on SFOS The backup software did not do as I got a error message. My backup file contains a git repository with several backups from pre SFOS and is bigger then about 2 GB.

The restore mechanism fails after you choose the latest backup for updating.

Is there a workarround how I at least could extract my phonebook?

Thank you,


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answered 2016-11-14 16:29:27 +0300

atlochowski gravatar image

Here you have instruction how to restore phonebook

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Thank you @atlcohowski but this does not work with a git repository. The link you gave is handy for people who still have a backup of their /home/nemo directory ;) ...

megalith ( 2016-11-16 23:07:39 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-11-14 20:24:35 +0300

chemist gravatar image

updated 2016-11-16 23:45:45 +0300

megalith gravatar image

Possible Workarround:

Reset the phone and upgrade it to the version you took the last backup from, then restore and after that upgrade further (you may need to upgrade to that specific version by hand from CLI). Almost any attempt I made to restore backups on a different version than it was made from was doomed to fail.

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This is quite some work ... haha ...; Great that Information Technology is make live much easier [sarkasm OFF*] Thank you @chemist

megalith ( 2016-11-16 23:07:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-11-17 00:09:02 +0300

megalith gravatar image

updated 2016-11-17 00:13:49 +0300

Hello fellers

After researching and learning about Git I have found my solution. To explain it here would be to massive but the easy way on linux is to have git, git-gui and gitk installed. I choose for those because I found them first.

I have unpacked the backup file to a folder, switched to this folder and started gitk. The repository will be opened and visible in a Gui and from here you will find after some looking arround your all.vcf.

Quick and dirty: Open the version of the prefered backup and copy and paste the content to a new file. There might be as well a way to save it. But I haven't looked much furhter.

Good Luck and thanks again to those who tried to help.

Kind regards, megalith

P.s.: Doesn't feel right that there is no help at all from Jolla on this :I.

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