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

On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 09:08, Not Zed wrote:
For local email, the important locations are ~/evolution or ~/.evolution >= version 1.5.
If you do them, you will get all your local email back, regardless of any other settings.
if you also want your settings (version 1.4 or later, otherwise just ~/evolution).
But you must shutdown gconf before restoring the files otherwise it may not pick them up properly.
(gconftool-2 --shutdown).  Also you should shut it, and evolution, down before taking the backup, for consistency.
That's it really - only those two directories are used unless you've setup specific external file sources (maildir, mh trees, etc).

Don't want to beat this topic into the ground, but...I went back and tried this method suggested by Not Zed.  I killed gconf on both machines, killed evolution on both machines and rsync'd the evolution and .gconf trees over again.  It did not restore my environment back to what I expected. 

I still ended up having to re-define my filters (filters didn't know where to move messages to) and also had to add columns to each folder's view configuration.  And auto-complete on addresses doesn't work any longer either. 

FWIW, I'm running SuSE 9.1 with evolution 1.4.6 on my new computer and I was running evolution 1.4.6 on the old.


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