Re: [Evolution] Backing up.
- From: "J. Kelley Jernigan" <hovercraft nc rr com>
- To: "evolution lists ximian com" <evolution lists ximian com>
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] Backing up.
- Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 08:57:06 -0500
Thank you for the specifics.
As you say, it's simple from the command line.
But only if you know how to do it. :)
On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 04:00, D. D. Brierton wrote:
On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 01:08, J. Kelley Jernigan wrote:
I would be doing both.
To an FAT32 drive I share with XP-Pro and burning a to a CD-ROM
Okay, if you are backing up to a FAT32 drive then just follow the
below. (I am assuming your FAT32 drive/partition is mounted somewhere
your system. Just replace "/path/to/your/backup/mountpoint" with the
actual mountpoint of your FAT32 drive/partition.
To back up to a CD-R(W), do this. First, as root, do this:
and make a note of the device number (it has the form x,y,z) of the CD
burner you want to use that is reported by the above command. In what
follows, replace x,y,z with the actual number you need (it's likely to
be something like 1,0,0 or 0,0,0). Then do this:
tar -cjvf evolution.tar.bz2 ~/evolution ~/.gconf/apps/evolution
mkisofs -o evolution.iso -J -R -V "Evolution Backup" evolution.tar.bz2
cdrecord -v dev=x,y,z evolution.iso
When it is all finished you can double check that your CD backup is
by mounting the CD and doing the following:
md5sum evolution.tar.bz2 /mountpoint/of/cd/evolution.tar.bz2
and making sure that the same number is returned for both files.
Once you know that your CD is good you can remove the backup files
your system by doing this:
rm ~/evolution.tar.bz2 ~/evolution.iso
To restore your backup just mount your CD and do this:
tar -xjvf /mountpoint/of/cd/evolution.tar.bz2
On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 19:23, D. D. Brierton wrote:
On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 00:00, J. Kelley Jernigan wrote:
How does one backup Evolution so that it still works after
fresh OS install or an upgrade?
What media are you planning to back up to? Let's assume you have
disk partition or something already mounted on your system. Then
have to do is this:
tar -cjvf /path/to/backup/mountpoint/evolution.tar.bz2 ~/evolution
To restore, do this:
tar -xjvf /path/tp/backup/mountpoint/evolution.tar.bz2
If you are planning on backing up to CD-R(W) then reply and tell
extra steps you need to take.n
J. Kelley Jernigan
The Hovercrafters Resource
Registered Linux User # 282143
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