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[Ubuntu-Phone] Owncloud Contact & Calendar Sync - Carddav & Caldav via syncevolution.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Ubuntu Phone - Sync Owncloud Contacts & Calendar Account
# Carddav & Caldav.
# Tested on : Ubuntu-touch vivid - ubuntu-touch/rc-proposed/bq-aquaris.en/vegetahd/
# Last edit : 2015/10/07.
# Author : Romain Fluttaz,, <>
# ============= [ Configuration ] ============= #
# --------------- [ OwnCloud ] ---------------- #
# Server and user informations
HTTP_PROTOCOL="https" # "http" or "https". It's recommended to use an $HTTP_PROTOCOL connection
OWNCLOUD_URL="" # Without the last /.
USERNAME="owncloud-user" # Your OwnCloud username
PASSWORD="owncloud-password" # Your OwnCloud password
# Contact addressbooks
CONTACT_ADDRESSBOOK_NAME="contacts" # Check in the contact setting page.
# Calendar
CALENDAR_NAME="personnel" # Check in the calendar setting page.
# Database
# ----------------- [ Phone ] ----------------- #
# Database name :
CONTACT_DB_NAME="Contacts-name" # Contact addressbook name on the phone
CALENDAR_DB_NAME="Calendar-name" # Calendar name on the phone
# CRON job
CRON_FREQUENCY="hourly" # Cronjob frequency. "hourly", "dayly", "weekly", "monthly". See $HTTP_PROTOCOL://
# ============= [ /Configuration ] ============ #
# This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# GNU General Public License at <> for
# more details.
# Thanks to :
# alexandre_payet @
# alexandre_payet @
# alexandre_payet @
# Usage: Edit the config section and run the script.
# Revision history:
# 2015-08-22 Adding 1 Contact & 1 Calendar.
# 2015-08-22 Add cronjob support.
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo "\e[4mAdding OwnCloud account : **$OWNCLOUD_URL**\e[0m"
echo ""
# Contact
echo -e "[\e[0;34m Contacts \e[m] $CONTACT_ADDRESSBOOK_NAME @ $OC_DATABASE_NAME"
syncevolution --create-database backend=evolution-contacts database=$CONTACT_DB_NAME
syncevolution --configure --template webdav username=$USERNAME password="$PASSWORD" syncURL=$HTTP_PROTOCOL://$OWNCLOUD_URL/remote.php/ keyring=no target-config@$OC_DATABASE_NAME
syncevolution --configure backend=evolution-contacts database=$CONTACT_DB_NAME @default $CONTACT_DB_NAME
syncevolution --configure database=$HTTP_PROTOCOL://$OWNCLOUD_URL/remote.php/carddav/addressbooks/$USERNAME/$CONTACT_ADDRESSBOOK_NAME backend=carddav target-config@$OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME
syncevolution --configure --template SyncEvolution_Client Sync=None syncURL=local://@$OC_DATABASE_NAME username= password= $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME
syncevolution --configure sync=two-way backend=evolution-contacts database=$CONTACT_DB_NAME $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME
echo " +--> $CONTACT_DB_NAME @ local"
syncevolution --sync refresh-from-remote $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME
syncevolution --sync slow $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME
echo -e "[\e[0;34m Contacts \e[m] +--> Done."
echo ""
# Calendar
echo -e "[\e[33m Calendar \e[m] $CALENDAR_NAME @ $OC_DATABASE_NAME"
syncevolution --create-database backend=evolution-calendar database=$CALENDAR_NAME
syncevolution --configure --template webdav username=$USERNAME password="$PASSWORD" syncURL=$HTTP_PROTOCOL://$OWNCLOUD_URL/remote.php/ keyring=no target-config@$OC_DATABASE_NAME
syncevolution --configure backend=evolution-calendar database=$CALENDAR_NAME @default $CALENDAR_NAME
syncevolution --configure database=$HTTP_PROTOCOL://$OWNCLOUD_URL/remote.php/caldav/calendars/$USERNAME/$CALENDAR_NAME backend=caldav target-config@$OC_DATABASE_NAME $CALENDAR_DB_NAME
syncevolution --configure --template SyncEvolution_Client syncURL=local://@$OC_DATABASE_NAME username= password= $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CALENDAR_NAME
syncevolution --configure sync=two-way database=$CALENDAR_NAME $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CALENDAR_NAME
echo " +--> $CALENDAR_DB_NAME @ local"
syncevolution --sync refresh-from-remote $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CALENDAR_NAME
echo -e "[\e[33m Calendar \e[m] +--> Done."
echo ""
# Cron
echo -e "[\e[0;36m Cron \e[m]"
echo -e " +--> \e[0;31mGranting SuperUser Access\e[m"
sudo mount /dev/loop0 / -o remount,rw
CRON_LINE="@$CRON_FREQUENCY export DISPLAY=:0.0 && export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(ps -u phablet e | grep -Eo 'dbus-daemon.*address=unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-[A-Za-z0-9]{10}' | tail -c35) && /usr/bin/syncevolution $OC_DATABASE_NAME"
(crontab -u phablet -l; echo "$CRON_LINE" ) | crontab -u phablet -
sudo service cron restart
crontab -l | grep "$CRON_LINE"
echo -e "[\e[0;36m Cron \e[m] +--> Added."
echo ""
# First Normal Sync
echo -e "[\e[0;32m Syncronisation \e[m]"
syncevolution $OC_DATABASE_NAME
echo -e "[\e[0;32m Syncronisation \e[m] +--> Done."
# Print information
echo ""
echo ""
echo ""
echo "# To manually sync your accounts, use the command below :"
echo ""
echo -e " syncevolution $OC_DATABASE_NAME \e[m"
echo " or"
echo -e "\e[0;34msyncevolution $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CONTACT_DB_NAME\e[m | \e[33msyncevolution $OC_DATABASE_NAME $CALENDAR_NAME\e[m"
echo ""
echo "See 'syncevolution --help' to get more information."
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boTux commented Aug 23, 2015

Ubuntu-Phone - Owncloud Contacts & Calendar Account Sync

Launch this script on your ubuntu-touch phone.

# Connect to your phone (dev mode activated)
# Download the script
chmod +x
# Edit the script to change your server informations before running it.

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konnnGit commented Feb 9, 2016

Hello and nice for you to write that script. Thanks.
I though have a problem when I use the https protocol. I have problem in authentication with the v.m server. I use a self signed .pem file, I have stored it locally to the phone but the problem persist. Have any hint about it?

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Hey, thanks for the excellent script. Works flawlessly.

konnnGit: Follow instructions here to add self signed SSL cert to ubuntu touch.

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are you sur it's dayly and not daily ? L36

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Hi, the script does not work with my value CALENDAR_DB_NAME= "Calendar-Owncloud"
on line 82, it says syncevolution --create-database backend=evolution-calendar database=$CALENDAR_NAME of this should not be rather $CALENDAR_DB_NAME ?

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