QtMoko - QtBackup

Andrew Bagdanov bagdanov at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 07:53:36 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 1:51 AM, ghislain <ghislain at basetrend.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just released a new small backup-application (which is not in the QtMoko
> feeds yet). This little application creates a qtbackup.tgz on the sdcard.
> The application itself can only create backups, not restore. I've added the
> restore function to the QtMoko installer-kernel, this kernel checks, after
> flashing the rootfs, if the qtbackup.tgz file is available and if it is it
> extracts this file in the root of the freshly flashed rootfs. As you can
> guess, the main purpose of this little app is te keep settings,
> applications, contacts etc over new versions.
> The program I wrote just calls a shell-script wich contains the follwing
> command:
> cat qtbackup.conf | xargs tar zcf /media/card/qtbackup.tgz > /dev/null 2>&1
> The file qtbackup.conf currently has the following lines in it:
> /home/root
> /var/lib/bluetooth
> /usr/share/navit/navit.xml
> /root/.gconf
> You can already try this app if you add a new feed with the following url:
> http://www.openmobile.nl/media/qtmoko
> I already created an installer-version with the restore function:
> http://www.openmobile.nl/pages/downloads.php#qtm14b QtMoko V14B
> Can someony please tell me how to get this app in the QtMoko feeds? (Radek?)
> And of course I would like to upload the source to some git, qtmoko-apps on
> github? (Sektor?)

I was just about to write something like this (though not nearly as
generic) for myself.  What a pleasant Wednesday morning surprise...


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