Re: [Evolution] Backup and Restore

From: "D. D. Brierton" <darren dzr-web com>
To: "Celsun ." <tarcell hotmail com>
CC: evolution lists ximian com
Subject: Re: [Evolution] Backup and Restore
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2004 01:18:33 +0000

On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 21:47, Celsun . wrote:

> Thank you Darren.  Using what you've posted above for archiving and
> restoring, I will try that and then delete ~/evolution for a little
> practice.

Note that the step about copying/backing-up ~/.gconf/apps/evolution is
also necessary (and which you got right). You can combine it all into
one step:

evolution --force-shutdown
cd ~
find evolution -name "mbox.*" -exec rm -f '{}' ';'
tar -cvzf /path/to/evolution.tar.gz evolution .gconf/apps/evolution

(replacing "/path/to/" with the actual directory/mountpoint where you
want the backup). To restore, do this:

evolution --force-shutdown
cd ~
tar -xvzf /path/to/evolution.tar.gz

that will overwrite your current files with the old ones. If you want to
move the old ones first, rather than overwrite them, do this:

evolution --force-shutdown
cd ~
mv evolution evolution.old
mv .gconf/apps/evolution evolution.gconf.old
tar -xvzf /path/to/evolution.tar.gz


Best, Darren



Will definitley try this.


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