RE: [Evolution] Evo: backing up & restoring to new machine

This may be coincidence but clarification would be helpful


I noticed this issue also, but the reverse. I had my system crash about ten times in a row due to SMB mount timing out (separate topic on seperate list).  KDE was complaining about lock files being left open so I figured “what the heck ‘rm –rf /tmp’ “ KDE started ok then but evolution said all my configuration data was missing. I thought all the user’s data and info was stored in ~/.evolution but now I am starting to wonder. After reloading I noticed that /tmp has evolution directories for each user.


Jeremey Wise

From: evolution-admin lists ximian com [mailto:evolution-admin lists ximian com] On Behalf Of John Schmidt
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 7:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [Evolution] Evo: backing up & restoring to new machine


On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 14:47, Craig A. Adams wrote:

Hi Melissa,
I do this on a regular basis with 1.4.x as I often need to take my mail
to a different machine on a separate network.
I backup (tar.gz) the entire /home/<user>/evolution folder and the
/home/<user>/.gnome2_private/Evolution file and then put this on the
media (CD or Memory Stick).
If the PC you are moving to has not been setup for Evolution, just
restore the files to the same location.
If it is already setup, just restore the /home/user/evolution/local
folder or sub-folders which contain the actual data stores.
The problem with this process is that it is limited to 8 accounts, any
further account details are lost. Anyone else have an answer for me as
to why?

I just copied (rsync, actually) my data to a new computer.  All my folders made it ok but it seems that my settings didn't make it.

I rsync'd   ~/evolution,   ~/.gconf/apps/evolution,   and  ~/gnome2_private/Evolution  to my new computer.  Did I miss something?


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