Best way to move bookmarks and telephone-book ??



  • in the Q&A it was mentioned/idea from @Flohack to create an backup-solution for the phones.
    i tried out the manual operation handwork way. ( much typing 😞 but its seems to work )
    After more and less luck i was able to find and import my bookmarks and telephone-book from
    the old phone to the new-one. (Terminal App / )

    ##_ Bookmarks _###################

    1. Export bookmarks from old device.
    The bookmarks are stored in
    "/home/phablet/.local/share/webbrowser-app/bookmarks.sqlite "
    My usb-sticks destination-folder is mounted in
    /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/
    So i fired up
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cp /home/phablet/.local/share/webbrowser-app/bookmarks.sqlite /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/

    (now the same procedure backwards)

    2. Import/migrate bookmarks to new awesome Ubport-Phone
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cp /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/bookmarks.sqlite /home/phablet/.local/share/webbrowser-app/

    ##_ mobile phone book _###################

    3. Export mobile-phone-book from old device
    The mobile-phone-book are stored in
    "/home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system/contacts.db"
    My usb-sticks destination-folder is mounted in
    /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/
    So i fired up
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cp /home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system/contacts.db /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/

    (now the same procedure backwards)

    4. Import mobile-phone-book to new awesome Ubport-Phone
    phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ cp /media/phablet/my_usbstick/backup20170604/contacts.db /home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system/

    5. reboot the phone
    after this, the copied telephone-numbers are visible in the mobile-phone-book

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    Another possibility by the Grapical-GUI the File-Manger/Browser-App.
    are there better ways/ suggestions ? ( Ok i know @Flohacks backup-project )

    Good luck everyone!



  • Hi, thanks for the great summary! I think for many users a GUI tools might come in handy and i stumbled upon this cool project: UbunTuTu which claims to be "adb for human beings" and provides functionality like import/export contacts, take screenshots, install local click packages, and view logs when the phone is connected to a linux/mac PC.

    I can't test this personally as i don't have a capable device right now but if this works, it might be usefull to develop this further? Maybe include a few more nifty tools for end users to connect their phone to a PC?

    If someone tests this please share your experience!

    Thanks and best regards!



  • Actually its not so complicated to make a full backup. So I would not aim for single items like Contacts or Messages, just backup whole /home/phablet folder. I am currently adding sd card support to the backup tool that I wrote for the mdt.

    BR



  • @mike Hi. For contacts, i'd share all of it by telegram to my account and, after, i share my contacts via telegram (on PC) to my new ubport device. Gm



  • @Flohack
    yea you are right. its a lot of typing if i save contacts only...to backup the whole home folder.....yes.... 🙂



  • @Flohack said in Best way to move bookmarks and telephone-book ??:

    backup tool that I wrote for the mdt

    Is this already a feature in MDT? Can I just backup my whole phone now? Would be super great!!!



  • @Bastos yup i am also interested in this.
    it would be more applike-userfriendly. ( not only a copy homefolder-tool or writing terminal stuff... i hope that its restore all usersettings...but i dont know realy how all the settings are stored. as example you see how chanonical stored the mobile-phone adressbook into evolution.
    i was surprised , evolution is used by ubuntu-phone... 🙂



  • Its not now in mdt as it is not fully enduser-ready. Maybe I can fix it until Sat for the big Q&A xD

    BR



  • Today there is an easier way to "EXPORT" an "IMPORT" the telephone-book (and the bookmarks).
    With FILE MANAGER the file
    "/home/phablet/.local/share/evolution/addressbook/system/contacts.db"
    can be copied. To install the file on another UT device, first delete the existing file at this path and then copy the database to be imported into the path described above.
    I did not test import/export of bookmarks. With the morph-browser you'll find 2 databases in path
    "/home/phablet/.local/share/morph-browser/databases/":
    "Databases.db" and "Databases.db-jounal"
    Remember: reboot is required.



  • @emailforfor At least I tested "Import" / "EXPORT" of bookmarks and unfortunately there is a mistake in my information from 30.09.2019! The bookmarks are stored in "/home/phablet/.local/share/morph-browser/bookmarks.sqlite". Sorry abaut that.


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