Re: [Evolution] Back up and restore procedures

On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 20:03 +0100, Bram Mertens wrote:
On Thu, 2005-01-20 at 13:30 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
> You should use gconftool-2 --dump xxxxx rather than shutting down
> gconf and backing up the files - in some versions of gconfd, the file
> locations changed.
> There is also .gnome2_private/Evolution for any saved passwords.

Where can I read more about the gconftool-2? the man page doesn't
mention the --dump option.
I don't know, gnome or gconf mailing list perhaps?
gconftool-2 --help says:
  --dump      Dump to standard output an
              XML description of all
              entries under a directory,

But I can't find how the xml-file should be restored...
I'd like to update my backup script as well but I'd like to read some
docs about this first.

BTW gconftool-2 --dump > gconfdump.xml gives:
Must specify one or more directories to dump.
Well that error message is pretty specific, and tells you all you need to know.
Some more attempts:
m8ram imladris:~$ gconftool-2 --dump evolution > gconfdump.xml
Failure listing entries in `evolution': Bad key or directory name:
"evolution": Must begin with a slash (/)
m8ram imladris:~$ gconftool-2 --dump /evolution > gconfdump.xml

This results in:
  <entrylist base="/evolution">

finally this appears to be correct:
gconftool-2 --dump /apps/evolution > gconfdump.xml
Looks right to me, all the keys are in /apps/evolution, why would they be referenced any other way?
Or isn't it?

Why would one like to back .gnome2_private/Evolution up? Does it contain
more than just the passwords?
Well, I said above why you might like to.  It only contains passwords.


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