[maemo-developers] What to backup in fremantle?

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue Nov 17 15:05:07 EET 2009
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:59, Till Harbaum <lists at harbaum.org> wrote:
> i actually did copy an entire system that way, but that also involved a
> backup to the external card. My problems are
> a) the default backup location is the internal card
> b) the system doesn't differ between the card, so whatever goes into
>    backups to the external card also goes into backup on the
>    internal one

(a) and (b) may result in one or two bugs being raised, but if your
application writes user data, it should be included in a backup.

Use cases which should be supported:

   * User creates backup on external card (or moves an existing backup
     there), flashes eMMC and restores.

   * User takes backup to another device and restores.

   * User uses the "Clear personal data from device" option in Settings
     and restores a backup.

All three should result in the same behaviour. You shouldn't decide
that "because I write stuff to /home/user/.gpxview I don't need to
include it in a backup" unless it's transient cache data anyway.

BTW, was there ever a bug raised for the fact that you've got no way
of selecting "Application data"? I know it's something Graham
previously raised on the list.



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