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  1. givechanceachance's Avatar
    I am considering writing a command line batch interface for backup and restore Android data using the adb command as demonstrated in this packet:

    https://www.it.miami.edu/wda/it/Back...pt_Android.pdf

    Plan is to write and test in Linux first, then make version for Windows and maybe OS/X if I can get my hands on a Mac to compile.

    Additional feature I would like to include (my benefit mainly) is local extraction of all or some of the data in the backup archive:

    Lately I've been emailing photos to myself to get access to them on another computer. It would be nice to do this all with a direct file transfer on the three big platforms without the use of or requirement of wireless technology or cloud based uploads.

    I have one friend that would be interested in this tool. Would there be other takers?

    I am very new to the Android SDK package in using it, so feel free to let me know of other functions that could make this something comparable to the old BB Desktop sync application in function.
    10-14-19 08:42 PM
  2. conite's Avatar

    Lately I've been emailing photos to myself to get access to them on another computer. It would be nice to do this all with a direct file transfer on the three big platforms without the use of or requirement of wireless technology or cloud based uploads.
    Why don't you just use a file manager like Solid Explorer, and transfer files to you computer via FTP or WebDav?
    10-14-19 09:25 PM
  3. givechanceachance's Avatar
    abd command does full backup, including text messages...this tool is not just for transferring pictures it is also for restoring to another phone; for example going from one Android to another.
    10-14-19 09:27 PM
  4. conite's Avatar
    abd command does full backup, including text messages...this tool is not just for transferring pictures it is also for restoring to another phone; for example going from one Android to another.
    Google backup will already do that.
    10-14-19 10:57 PM
  5. givechanceachance's Avatar
    Google backup will already do that.
    [IMG=540x810]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191015/6da3c8675e83a036645c9eb621a2b9bb.jpg[/url]
    As I wrote, without cloud, local only operation is what has been missing.

    I'm almost done beta testing my program...source will be vastly different per platform. Right now it is working under Debian.
    10-14-19 11:52 PM
  6. givechanceachance's Avatar
    Backup
    Is there interest in an encrypted backup and restore tool for Android?-screenshot_2019-10-14_23-00-29.png

    Unzip
    Is there interest in an encrypted backup and restore tool for Android?-screenshot_2019-10-14_23-03-38.png
    Last edited by givechanceachance; 10-15-19 at 12:04 AM. Reason: added screencap
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    10-15-19 12:01 AM
  7. givechanceachance's Avatar
    Program tested to work for backup and unzip....too afraid to find out how the restore will work. I have another Android phone that I will test that on later.

    Source code here:
    https://github.com/pagetelegram/Blac...er/bbdroid.bas

    amd64 Linux binary here:
    https://pagetelegram.com/linux/bbdroid.zip

    **If an admin can move this thread to an appropriate place, be appreciated. I wasn't paying any attention to where it got posted.
    10-15-19 12:36 AM
  8. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Program tested to work for backup and unzip....too afraid to find out how the restore will work. I have another Android phone that I will test that on later.

    Source code here:
    https://github.com/pagetelegram/Blac...er/bbdroid.bas

    amd64 Linux binary here:
    https://pagetelegram.com/linux/bbdroid.zip

    **If an admin can move this thread to an appropriate place, be appreciated. I wasn't paying any attention to where it got posted.
    Once you figure out the restore part... I sure there are some here that would like a cloudless option.

    With my Samsung I liked having that additional option of doing a desktop backup with Samsung's own tools.
    10-15-19 08:41 AM
  9. Ecm's Avatar
    Program tested to work for backup and unzip....too afraid to find out how the restore will work. I have another Android phone that I will test that on later.

    Source code here:
    https://github.com/pagetelegram/Blac...er/bbdroid.bas

    amd64 Linux binary here:
    https://pagetelegram.com/linux/bbdroid.zip

    **If an admin can move this thread to an appropriate place, be appreciated. I wasn't paying any attention to where it got posted.
    Moved...
    givechanceachance likes this.
    10-15-19 08:47 AM
  10. givechanceachance's Avatar
    The last version from last night didn't do a full backup. Testing now if what I'm doing does do a full backup or not:

    Is there interest in an encrypted backup and restore tool for Android?-screenshot_2019-10-15_20-25-18.png

    Still testing it out....the from backup to recover: both devices need to be same password/pin.
    10-15-19 09:29 PM
  11. givechanceachance's Avatar
    I just hit a wall....operations to backup phone logs, sms and contacts requires root.

    However, not sure how it works and will test is holobackup:
    https://github.com/omegavesko/HoloBackup
    10-15-19 09:57 PM
  12. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I am considering writing a command line batch interface for backup and restore Android data using the adb command as demonstrated in this packet:

    https://www.it.miami.edu/wda/it/Back...pt_Android.pdf

    Plan is to write and test in Linux first, then make version for Windows and maybe OS/X if I can get my hands on a Mac to compile.

    Additional feature I would like to include (my benefit mainly) is local extraction of all or some of the data in the backup archive:

    Lately I've been emailing photos to myself to get access to them on another computer. It would be nice to do this all with a direct file transfer on the three big platforms without the use of or requirement of wireless technology or cloud based uploads.

    I have one friend that would be interested in this tool. Would there be other takers?

    I am very new to the Android SDK package in using it, so feel free to let me know of other functions that could make this something comparable to the old BB Desktop sync application in function.
    That a rather impressive academic institution you’ve linked to. Many super intelligent people are found amongst it’s alumni...
    10-15-19 10:58 PM
  13. givechanceachance's Avatar
    Using a private cloud that is local intranet only maybe the only way to go about it of a "cloudless"/local only solution. Someone suggested I use xen-hypervisor with xen-tools. It may keep me up figuring out how to setup....though maybe someone already made a front end UI for the needed cloud setup and save me some time.

    https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen...oject_Software
    10-15-19 11:10 PM

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