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

On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 17:08, 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

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.

Interesting, seems like my backups aren't that foolproof as I thought
them to be...

Are there any issue we should be aware of when shutting down the gconf
daemon this way?

gconftool-2 --help says:
  --shutdown                                     Shut down gconfd. DON'T USE
                                                 THIS OPTION WITHOUT GOOD
I'm not running gnome (fluxbox) but I might have other gnome apps
running while creating a backup, could they experience problems when
this daemon is shut down?

And how should this daemon be restarted?  Will starting evo take care of
this?  Reading the help I would assume this is the case:
  --spawn                                        Launch the config server
                                                 (gconfd). (Normally happens
                                                 automatically when needed.)


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