How to backup Contacts in Gnome / Posh ?
#1
Hello,

In order to investigate issues I want to change my linux distribution so I need to export (then import) my contacts.

I am currently using Mobian with Posh, my contacts are in the application Gnome Contacts 3.38.1.
I see no option to export a vcf file.
I would be happy with copying a configuration directory (like how you can backup ~.mozilla/firefox)

Any idea ?
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(06-26-2021, 10:02 AM)gab Wrote: ... so I need to export (then import) my contacts.

I am currently using Mobian with Posh, my contacts are in the application Gnome Contacts 3.38.1.
...

Your contacts will be in ~/.local/share/evolution/
You can either copy/restore that directory if you go to another gnome based distro. And/or install evolution and do a backup from there.

HTH
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Ok, thank you for this answer.

It worked for me. I had to reboot the phone for the contacts to become visible in the Contact application: it does not seem to reload the contacts automatically.
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