[Solved] Cardbook Backup

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This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Chris 6 months ago.

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  • #1764

    Dave
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    Are Cardbook contacts backed up when backing up Thunderbird profile?

    Thanks.

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by  CardBook.
  • #1765

    CardBook
    Keymaster

    yes (if you don’t use a directory, a file or a remote server for your address book)

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  CardBook.
  • #1793

    Chris
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    After reading this post, I realised how worrysome the idea of losing my contacts would be for me. Although I back them up every now and then through the export function, it is far from systematic and I would probably lose a few newer contacts or updates if it ever happened to me.

    If you use Nextcloud as server and Android on your phone, the Android Nexcloud app has a feature of making daily backups of the contacts. I haven’t tested a restore yet, although that would certainly be good to do before the worst-case scenario actually happens.

    Then, if you have admin rights on your server, it is also possible to create backups of contacts (and calendars) through a cronjob, here is one description in German (haven’t tested that neither, but I have a daily backup of my entire Nextcloud database, which includes also the contacts).

    Still, I would like the idea of having a separate Addon for Thunderbird to backup the contacts database on a regular basis. An Addon for the CardBook Addon so to say  😆 Anybody else?

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