Backup without a Micro-SD

asked 2018-08-09 04:38:23 +0300

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updated 2018-08-11 18:30:14 +0300

Is there any way to fool Sailfish into believing there is a micro-sd card mounted, so that the backup is made to the internal storage (possibly in some mount point)? I don't want to mess around with an sd-card, I just want all contacts, calendar, SMS, settings, etc in a directory that I can gzip and scp to a safe place (preferably in a nightly cron job).

By doing it this way, I can automatically get the phone to copy a full backup off-site, which is far better than an SD Card if my phone gets lost.

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Out of pure curiosity, what's wrong with using an sdcard for your backup?

Edz ( 2018-08-09 10:10:34 +0300 )edit

@Edz Maybe OP has a F5122 with two sim cards, and so he doesn't have a SD card in the phone but would still like to back it up?

Federico ( 2018-08-11 11:19:12 +0300 )edit

In the meantime, you can upvote the feature request . It seems pretty much ridiculous that a phone targeted at privacy-oriented nerds basically offers only Dropbox and Onedrive (both unencrypted) as destinations for online backup.

Federico ( 2018-08-11 11:22:49 +0300 )edit

Thanks for your comments @Federico

Edz ( 2018-08-11 11:26:22 +0300 )edit

+1. I had kind of a reverse problem, with my old phone being stolen (with the SD card), and my old backup suddenly being bigger than any SD card I had (I was just left with a 2GB one), so it was impossible to even recover it from device, since you can't recover from a backup that's not an an SD card. This too wouldn't be a problem if device storage would be available as a backup location.

tadzik ( 2018-08-13 13:55:14 +0300 )edit