While I agree that this list (and explanation) is good, I think it’s a bit unfair to expect scheduled backups from the recovery. You don’t run the recovery all the time, but the main system image… Scheduled backups have to be run from there… Something an app like nandroid backup should be able to do…
But still, great start for a thread about a really good recovery program
Well, not a pure backup tool, but for making “image” backups for tests, i.e. making a nandroid backup, trying Jolla, an returning to the previous installation as it was before, it’s perfect…
I think I read that the problem with/data and twrp lies in the encryption design of lollipop. Probably FP has to migrate to a newer version of twrp, as the actual version is somewhat older
hm… I did a ‘full backup’ earlier today using TWRP so I could play a little with my phone and then broke it somewhat. (F.lux didn’t work anymore after I tried installing the XPosed framework in case you are curious).
So I was happy I did the backup and restored it…
But all app data where gone; no contact, no calendars, no settings. All my apps where there, but I have to go through them one by one to put the settings right again.
Did I do something wrong, or is this what TWRP considers a ‘full backup’?
This should work the way you expected it. But then, I never tried in on the fairphone/FP osos, maybe there’s a glitch in that implementation?.. Some other things come to my mind… Did you tick all partitions to backup?
That would be my understanding as well, that for copying a partition it shouldn’t matter if it is encrypted or not. However, when trying to make a backup with TWRP, it fails with the error message, cannot mount /data.
So it seems that with the backup function it is not copying the partition as an image (like dd), but rather taking the files.
Anyhow, the result is that using the TWRP backup function does not work for the /data partition.
On an old Samsung phone I had CWM installed and I had no problems making backups of an encrypted /data partition. It is a pity that this TWRP port (I am not sure if TWRP in general should be capable of this) cannot do it.
But for me personally it would be a no go to not have my data partition encrypted.
But also Titanium makes decent backups, takes less than 5 minutes to have the phone and all settings as before, after wiping the data partition.