Backup my phone

02 May 2015 18:56
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I want my phone backed up every Saturday morning, that way I'm done for the week and ready for the weekend. Since my Tasker profiles are set to be checked every 10 minutes, I set the range to be a 15 minute window, thus allowing the profile to run no matter what time it is.

I prefer to copy the directories and files myself to one main back-up directory. Just makes more sense to me.


Profile

     Saturday
     from 01:00 - 01:15

Task

Copy Dir (From Tasker/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From DCIM/Camera/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Pictures/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Movies/ to backups)
Create Directory (backups/contacts)
Copy File (From 00001.vcf to backups/contacts)
BoxSync (configuration sync now) <-- free third party app for Box
Delete File (00001.vcf from the root directory)

Basically, this whole profile takes my phone, backs up each directory I specify to one central area, then uses the third party app (Boxsync) to put everything in the phone directory in Box. Now I don't have to worry about losing any data. Even if I do lose something, it's only lost since last Saturday.



UPDATE

I found a slightly better way on the Internet to move multiple copies of the .vcf contact file from the root directory

Profile

     Saturday + 01:00 - 01:15am

Task

Copy Dir (From Tasker/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From DCIM/Camera/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Pictures/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Ringtones/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Podcasts/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Music/ to backups)
Copy Dir (From Movies/ to backups)
List Files (Dir /storage/emulated/0)
     For (Variable %file & Items %files()
          Move %file To backups/contacts
     End For
BoxSync (configuration sync now) <-- free third party app for Box

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