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Restore only call log and message history from backup

asked 2017-10-23 11:02:32 +0300

bocephus gravatar image

I don't know the reasoning behind removing the choice of what to backup in the Backup app, but I only want to restore the call log and message history from my Jolla C to my Sailfish X - not the whole backup blob. Since this is not possible with Backup anymore, can I just lift them from their respective places on the Jolla C and put them in the same location on the X, and in that case where do I find them?

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answered 2017-10-23 20:12:57 +0300

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updated 2017-10-29 02:33:27 +0300

You can copy ~/.local/share/commhistory/* to the same location on the Xperia to restore sms and mms inclusive images.

Warning: Anything you have received on the Xperia device will be overwritten!

Edit: Please remember to restart the messaging system by executing a

pkill jolla-mesages

from a commandline.


To export the call log you must have Developer tool enabled, then you can do the following on the old phone in a command line:

commhistory-tool export -calls calls.dat

transfer the file calls.dat to the new phone (I did so via my pc) and execute the following in a command line:

commhistory-tool import calls.dat pkill voicecall-ui


For SMS and MMS you can do the same:

commhistory-tool export -groups groups.dat

On the old phone, and

commhistory-tool import groups.dat

pkill jolla-mesages

On the new one.

With this method you will loose all MMS media!


Edit: typo corrected.

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Thanks a lot. Worked perfectly! Note1 (for dummies like myself): The exported file will be saved on (the old) Jolla mass storage. I copied it via SD Card to the new Jolla mass storage. Note2: commhistory-tool import mesage.dat (not groups - there seems to be a typo)

florian ( 2017-10-29 02:25:02 +0300 )edit

You are correct, I have edited the typo.

Kim ( 2017-10-29 02:33:51 +0300 )edit

Thanks a lot! I did same with dump-files from backup-tar-file and it worked!!!

sistux ( 2017-11-20 23:49:37 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-10-23 20:45:03 +0300

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i did something similar with the accounts. you can interact with the archive file and delete content off it. the restore it. worked for accounts don't know if you can be so precise in whats goin to be deleted.

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answered 2017-10-23 20:46:20 +0300

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i did something similar with the accounts. you can interact with the archive file and delete content off it. the restore it. worked for accounts don't know if you can be so precise in whats goin to be deleted.

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