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  1. #1
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    unable to back-up data from android tablet to laptop using tar!

    I'm using tar to back-up data from my android tablet to laptop. But it is showing some error.
    Code:
    ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:/run/user/ravbholua/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A002%2C003%5D/65537/9$ tar -cvf /media/ravbholua/f34890dd-20d2-4d78-92c9-1de7c0957f00/jackal.tar .
    ./
    tar: ./33: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./34: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./35: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./36: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./37: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./38: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    ./50/
    ./50/62/
    tar: ./50/209: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/210: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/211: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/216: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/217: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/218: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    ./50/236/
    ./50/249/
    tar: ./50/903: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/904: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/905: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/906: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    tar: ./50/907: Cannot open: Operation not supported
    
    ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:/run/user/ravbholua/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A002%2C003%5D/65537/9$ sudo tar -cvf /media/ravbholua/f34890dd-20d2-4d78-92c9-1de7c0957f00/jackal.tar .
    [sudo] password for ravbholua: 
    tar: .: Cannot stat: Permission denied
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
    (I would like to add that the file names aren't displayed clearly in my laptop for the android files in the terminal. I've this thread regarding this: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...op-4175502342/)

  2. #2
    Tired of randomly losing stuff from your phone? Maybe you just want to make extra room for more media?

    With Android Transfer, you can back up everything, namely, contacts, SMS, apps, call logs, music, videos, photos, and calendar.

    Additionally, you can restore all or selected backed-up files to your Android phone with a click.



  3. #3
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    I'd posted this Q some time back. Although it worked later. Earlier tar command was working but later, as shown in my Q, it wasn't working. The reason may be the SD card that I'd inserted in the tablet. When I removed the card, the command started working. I didn't try reproduce the bug but I will try later on.
    I'd connected my Asus Fonepad7 tablet to the laptop via usb cable & then I ran the command.



  4. #4
    We can backup everything from android device to computer with an android backup assistant app.


    1 members found this post helpful.
    Last edited by lisaab; 11-29-2016 at 01:16 AM.

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