Allow client-side encrypted backups for Android app

Nazar Mokrynskyi nazar at
Wed Feb 8 12:38:16 UTC 2023

I know there is an export feature in the app and I used it successfully, but it doesn't make much sense to me to have that and disable OS backups at the same time.
There are use cases for one-off copying of things for which exporting as zip is great, but there are also others.

I don't want to have set a reminder and regularly go though every single app manually, use their flavor of backup feature (that doesn't necessarily store everything BTW, including in Wireguard), then collect the files somehow, encrypt them and send to the destination.

What I want is automation: configure the tool (SeedVault in my case) to create backups of all apps every day and store them in encrypted form on my private Nextcloud instance with ability to restore backups easily later on.
The issue is that some apps like Wireguard prevent me from enjoying that workflow fully and right now I don't see why would it be beneficial for Wireguard to intentionally prevent that.

With that context I hope it is clearer why I'd appreciate for current design decision around that to be re-evaluated.

Sincerely, Nazar Mokrynskyi

08.02.23 04:19, David Cowden пише:
> On Android 12+ you can configure which files are backed up (among other things) at runtime using the BackupAgent API Would you be opposed to this being a configurable option that defaults to off?
> David
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 7:03 PM, Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason at> wrote:
>> I think I'd prefer to still keep this a bit more locked down. There is
>> the "export tunnels as zip" feature (which requires an explicit
>> authentication step each time), which you can use for backup/restore.
>> Jason
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