Automate Your Android Backups
Have you ever wanted to take a snapshot of your phone or tablet and have it upload to cloud storage or a local FTP server? Obackup is the app for you then.
What is Obackup?
Orange Backup also known as Obackup developed by Snoopy33 on XDA is a front end application to the Online Nandroid Backup script developed by Ameer Davidé (online meaning you do not have to put your device into recovery mode to perform a nandroid backup). Obackup improves upon Online Nandroid Backup as it adds a lot of useful features such as scheduling, uploading to cloud storage, tagging, zipping/compression tools and selecting partitions.
What Are the benefits?
Obackup takes the hassle out of creating a backup of your entire system with easy to use tools that can automate the entire process for you, think of it as Shadow protect for your Android device.
Before using Obackup.
- Your device must be rooted.
- You will need a custom recovery script such as Clockwork Mod or Team Win recovery project aka TWRP (I will be using TWRP).
- You must be using Android 2.3 or above.
Setting up Obackup; the basics.
You will need to download Obackup from the Play Store Download Here
Once installed please grant Obackup super user permissions.
Obackup will then attempt to recognize your device, you will need to select your brand, model and backup type.
I will be using TWRP with compression enabled, (I advise not use compression if you are using an older device). Once you have selected your device tap continue, here you will be able to setup your cloud support details. Obackup supports Dropbox, Google Drive and FTP, I will be using FTP as my internet connection is rather slow and I have a local FTP enabled NAS box.
Select your Cloud support option (this is optional you can backup to an sd card or even on the device itself, if you want to do this just tap later).
On my NAS I have created a specific path for Obackup to upload to as shown below.
This will help keep things organized especially if you have multiple devices that are being backed up.
Once you have set up your cloud support you will be presented with the home menu. Tap on backup then go to settings.
Under Schedule Backup I have set it to backup every 7 days at 22:00.
Under advanced cloud configuration I have set it to only upload to my NAS when I am on wifi and to delete the backup which has been created on the device after the upload is complete.
In settings tick the Advanced option located below Backup location and go into the Advanced backup configuration. here you can tag your backup with a specific name as well as select only specific partitions such as the Boot or system partition.
Once you have adjusted the settings to suite your needs hit the magic wand on the main menu to test if your Obackup backs up your system, zips and uploads/copies it to your source.
That's it! you will now have a full system backup uploaded to a safe remote location!
Constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated!