I maintain profile backups of applications on my Linux desktop. Weekly off-line backups of, for example, my Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey. (The Mozilla browser I updated right along from Netscape 2.x on OS/2, over to Windows, transitioned to Firefox, then ported to Linux. All one profile right along from that beginning.)
Migrating to Brave Browser from my main Mozilla Firefox profile, I was impressed that Brave Browser correctly imported seemingly all of my saved passwords. (Vivaldi let me down… import UI locked up, and failed to migrate all of the passwords over.)
However backing up the Brave Browser profile is not going well at all!
I tested restoring my Brave Browser profile backup to a second Linux computer. The passwords did not tag along.
I went to my main computer, exported the Brave Browser passwords, imported them on the test target computer, all the passwords still did not transfer.
Brave Browser for now seems a nightmare about backing up / restoring the COMPLETE profile. Suggestions please how to do so.
I use Info-Zip’s zip/unzip programs to make profile backups. An excerpt of what commands I use to perform the zip backup:
CWD=`/bin/pwd` BackupZipFile='brave-browser' cd ~ `/usr/bin/zip -9r $CWD/$BackupZipFile.zip .config/BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/*`
I am thankful,