Backup a symbian operated phone on Fedora
Small hacking to backup a symbian operated phone on Fedora.
If you have a symbian based phone there are several ways to backup your files.
If it is pictures and music, you can just mount your phone using a USB cable, browse the folders and retrieve your files. (Note that you can do the same in bluetooth of course).
If you want to backup your contacts, messages or calendar, then it is a little more tricky.
Then I found the project called Series-60-remote. This is a very nice tool providing a nice interface to do several things:
- Backup all your contacts, agenda and messages into a small sqlite (or mysql) database
- Manage your contact or message on the phone from your computer through this interface
- Send and read your text messages directly from the interface (allowing a text-based 'chat').
Unfortunately for me, the maintainer got an android and is working on a large rewrite of the project porting it also to android. This sounds very promising and I certainly enjoy it if I get an android phone.
But right now, I still have a symbian phone and I still want to back it up.
The interface is nice but I have been looking for a small cli tool with which I could back up my phone more frequently.
So I rewrote a part of the connection logic, it is now independent from PyQt and works stand-alone. It still requires the phone apps to be installed on the phone and a couple of python library depending on the format with which you want to backup your files (vCard vs ldif) but, hey, it works :-)
There are still more work to be done though.
If you want to follow up on this let me know and check the git repo