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

On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 13:25 -0600, John Schmidt wrote:
On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 13:18, Eric Lambart wrote: 
On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 11:56 -0600, John Schmidt wrote:

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.

Did you just "kill" Evolution, or run "evolution --force-shutdown"?  The
latter option should be run before backing up (or restoring) any files,
because it causes information held in memory to be written to disk.

I used 'evolution --force-shutdown' and 'gconftool-2 --shutdown' on
both computers and then used rsync -av to transfer the evolution
and .gconf files.

It wasn't a slam-dunk migration but I'm pretty much back to where I
need to be after some manual config work...

Just making sure.  I don't think I've ever lost data by killing
Evolution outright, but "--force-shutdown" presumably does it more
cleanly.  I have had problems like not being able to view any of my
contacts (or do auto-completion) after a crash (I am using 1.5.7, and it
does crash), but doing a --force-shutdown and restarting seems to fix
that problem.


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