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backup menu missing from settings app [answered]

asked 2017-02-22 16:14:21 +0300

DameCENO gravatar image

I have noticed for a while now that the backup menu is no longer present in the settings app, didn't take the phone serious enough. Now that an update is available, I have no idea how that will affect my affect my attempts at upgrading my sailfish version. I am not stranded just yet but refuse to have to wait till it gets to that.So Sailors, any ideas on how to bring the menu back? I am on Jolla 1 with 2.0.5 sailfish version

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answered 2017-02-22 16:53:00 +0300

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updated 2017-02-22 16:56:25 +0300

You can try to manually reinstall backup (vault) packages using pkcon install packagename in terminal. These packages are installed on my Jolla:

jolla-vault

jolla-vault-units

vault

If you want to control whether those 3 packages are already installed enter zypper search vault in terminal (you need to install zypper first). An 'i' in the results will indicate what's on your phone.

Any idea why the backup menu entry is gone on your phone?

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I am about to try those commands you suggested, but have to install zipper first as I have never needed it in the past. Wish I could tell what happened to the backup menu on my device would save alot of sailors the stress. One thing that is one note anyway is that I have my entire home and android partitions mounted on my SDXC card, and at times the card might have issues being read by the system and will have to restart the device more than once to get it functional again. But this can't be it, because if it was why would the backup menu be the only thing infected?

zypper search vault shows me that those packages and more are installed on my device. on the suggestion of the system I carried out the zypper refresh command and after that and a reboot still backup menu is missing... Next stop a will reinstall those packages you mentioned and see if a fix will occur

My bad, you are right jolla-vault is missing from my device.... Downloading it ASAP

SAILFISH ROCKS!!! And you @caprico you are the Man!!! Wish I will be in a position to repay the favor someday. Thanks a million man

DameCENO ( 2017-02-22 17:14:28 +0300 )edit

You are very welcome! I'm happy it worked :-) Thanks you, maybe you can help me out some day as well - that's what our community is here for.

molan ( 2017-02-22 18:04:55 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-02-22 17:39:51 +0300

DameCENO gravatar image

The thread can now be safely closed, as I accept the answer and confirm my problem solved. Wish Sailors use it as a reference

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@DameCENO Since it seems that you are often experiecing package problems I would recommend you to reset your device or just to remember your TJC questions and to check them for a possible solution first before asking the same related question next time. :)

Alex ( 2017-02-22 19:07:09 +0300 )edit

@Alex I am not sure I get your point, can't remember asking a package related problem on TJC and I did a comprehensive search of my very problem before asking it. And once it was resolved I closed the thread, deleting it would be a mistake as someone in the future might have the very same problem and this would be a life saver. Resetting my device is only for extreme cases which I doubt this one is, and I need not remind you the issue was resolved with a few commands. I ask again what you suggest I did wrong by asking a question that is not related to the ones I have asked here in the past??? A reference from you to a previous question of mine related to this one would shut me up for good, so please go ahead and show me my presumed mistake

DameCENO ( 2017-02-23 15:59:31 +0300 )edit

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