Open Bug 362985 Opened 15 years ago Updated 10 years ago

Scheduled backup of Important files

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(Firefox :: General, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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(Reporter: nir.sen, Unassigned)

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

Stating from FF-1.5 , FF has a Backup - auto Restore system for Bookmarks only. But still there are some important files that are needed to be backup.

Like 'localstore.rdf ' : many users already has faced this problem : toolbar customization has lost after restart or crash. if FF provides a Backup-auto Restore system for localstore.rdf just like bookmarks.bak or  bookmarkbackups then an end user doesn't have to face any difficulty as FF itself takes care of ''localstore.rdf ' corruption

other files are :
key3.db 
signons.txt
( I think password files (key3.db and signons.txt ) are more important than bookmarks.html or localstore.rdf )

My suggestion is to implement a common backup-restore system for these files which are much important as much as bookmarks.html.

if you think about the size of localstore.rdf  , it is < 100 kb ( in my profile it is 57kb )
signons.txt+key3.db < 50kb
so backing up 2 or 3 copies of these files ( in the same way for bookmarks ) will not take much space in hard disk but it will curb the negative effect of abrupt corruption of these files

Reproducible: Always
(In reply to comment #1)
> See Bug 249801
> 
I think bug 249801 is completely different than this bug 
Sander Hartveld has asked for import-export option for password file. Import-export is not same as Automatic backup - automatic restore ( just like bookmarks.html file ). Import - export is an manual process like importing - exporting bookmarks files or address book in TB. It doesn't have any effect on automatic fix the negative effect of file corruption.

Summary: Need a Common Backup-Restore System for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html ..... → Need auto Backup-Restore System for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html .....
Version: unspecified → Trunk
changing the summery to 'Scheduled backup'
Summary: Need auto Backup-Restore System for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html ..... → Need Scheduled backup for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html .....
Summary: Need Scheduled backup for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html ..... → Scheduled backup for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html .....
Summary: Scheduled backup for Important files like localstore.rdf , signons.txt , bookmarks.html ..... → Scheduled backup for Important files
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Scheduled backup for Important files → Scheduled backup of Important files
Duplicate of this bug: 389804
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