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.gitignore Ignore user conversation directories Dec 26, 2018 Add README Dec 26, 2018
chattr.html Customize single page chat viewer for SCAB usage Dec 26, 2018
requirements.txt Add Signal Desktop conversation/contact extractor Dec 26, 2018 Compatibility with sqlcipher 4.x Apr 18, 2019

Signal Conversation Archive Backup


Welcome to Signal Conversation Archive Backup (SCAB)!

Full writeup is at:


To backup your Signal Desktop database, run the following commands to:

  • check out SCAB
  • install Python requirements
  • copy your Signal Desktop database (and attachments) into a new directory so nothing is read against your live Signal DB
  • generate a single local HTML page web viewer for all your conversations
git clone
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
cd signal-backup
rsync -avz "/Users/$(whoami)/Library/Application Support/Signal" Signal-Archive
cd Signal-Archive
python3 ../
open myConversations.html
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