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From "Simon Shepherd (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-6195) Mark file with the "do not back up" attribute not working.
Date Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:02:16 GMT


Simon Shepherd commented on CB-6195:

is there any fix in the works for this?

Basically, what this means is that ANY phonegap/cordova app that needs to save non-user data
files locally, is unable to submit to iTunes.

Shazron, if this doesn't qualify for a blocker issue what does?

> Mark file with the "do not back up" attribute not working.
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-6195
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: iOS, Plugin File
>    Affects Versions: 3.4.0
>            Reporter: Tom Krones
>            Assignee: Shazron Abdullah
>            Priority: Critical
> I've been using the Cordova File Plugin for a while and in the past I've set files I
stored to the documents folder with the "do not back up" attribute using the following code:
> theFile.setMetadata(function(){}, function(){}, { "": 1});
> I just submitted an app which was denied from apple because that attribute wasn't being
set correctly and iCloud was trying to back up those files. 
> I don't know objective c very well but I set a few breakpoints to check that I was at
least calling the plugin correctly.  From what I can tell it's calling the setMetadata function
in the CDVFile.m file but the setMetadataForURL function never gets called.  
> Any help with this would be great.  Right now apple is blocking my application from being

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