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How to get Titanium Backup to use SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Mysteryman, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Mysteryman

    Mysteryman Member
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    I have a Galaxy S4 and, like a lot of other people, am now finding it is low on internal memory.

    So, I set about the process of removing some of the bloatware that Samsung have included on teh phone and that I do not use.

    First step was to root the phone - no problem.

    Second step was to install Titanium Backup and backup apps/data before I start to delete stuff.

    However, this seems to create the backups on the internal memory and, thus, makes my situation worse!!!!

    Can someone tell me how I can persuade Titanium to write the backups to the SD card I have installed, please?

    Thanks
     


  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Not 100% sure, but I think it's Menu -> General section -> Preferences... -> Backup settings -> Backup folder location

    See if that fits the bill for you.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Mysteryman

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    OK, have created a folder called TitaniumBackup on the SD card then gone into the "Backup folder location" option as mentioned.

    I can select the folder, but, it says it is "not writeable" - any ideas how to fix this?
     
  4. Mikestony

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    what android version are you on?
     
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  5. Mysteryman

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    I am on 5.0.1
     
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  6. scary alien

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    I think you have to let TiBu create the folder which I hope you can specify in the settings.

    There's a thing where Android changed how SD card permissions / security for write access was changed in 4.x but subsequently relaxed a little bit--but it sounds like your currently affected.
     
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  7. Mikestony

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    Yeah, that was my thought if he was on KitKat....
    Whelp, that blows my theory outta the water.
     
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    @Mysteryman , can any of your other, 3rd party apps write to the card--such as any games that you save, or camera apps?

    Does superuser grant TB root privileges?
     
  9. Mysteryman

    Mysteryman Member
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    It looks to me that in the Preferences - Backup folder location then you need to select an existing folder for it to use.

    Grrr!
     
  10. Mysteryman

    Mysteryman Member
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    Yes, the camera saves files to the SD card and it looks like superuse has granted TB root privilege (however, not 100% sure how to check!)
     
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  11. Mikestony

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    Is the path correct?
    Here is my screenshot:
    Screenshot_2015-07-11-11-15-48.PNG
     
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  12. Lordvincent 90

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    Can you try copying the folder that titanium created on the internal sd to the external?

    Perhaps you can work around the 'protection' that way...
     
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  13. Mysteryman

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    Thanks for all replies but, sadly, still not getting anywhere!

    I have found the Titanium Backup website and will have a trawl through that to see if it helps.
     
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  14. scary alien

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  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Have you removed the folder that you created externally?
     
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    If you've rooted an SGS4 properly, you have a SuperSU app in your app drawer - go to that, see if the status for TB is allowed or denied.
     
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  17. Use a root file manager to manually copy any existing backup file from the current location in internal storage, and paste it into the new one you created on the SD card. Titanium Backup won't validate the folder unless it sees at least one backup in it. I recall having to do this when I set mine up.
     
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