Re: [Evolution] Moving Data from 2.0.4 to 2.2.2

would have been simpler if you had stated more clearly what you intended
to do in your original mail... because moving data between machines
requires a whole other set of requirements than just upgrading evolution

you need to shutdown gconfd on both the source and destination machines
before you begin the migration of the settings data which is located in

to do this, run the following command in a shell on BOTH[1] machines:

gconftool-2 --shutdown

now that gconfd has been shut down, you can now copy
~/.gconf/apps/evolution (recursively) to the new machine.

you'll also want to copy ~/.evolution and possibly
~/.gnome2_private/Evolution over to the new machine as well.

Once you've done that, just run evolution-2.2 on the new machine and any
settings that need to be updated will be.

All done.

1. the reason you need to shut it down is because gconfd stores the
settings in memory and it is impossible to make sure that all settings
have been synced to disk without shutting it down first.

As far as the destination machine goes, it needs to have gconfd shut
down because it will have any settings it knows about in memory and if
you replace the settings files while it is running, it won't recognise
that they have changed underneath it which may cause you much grief.

actually, just to be on the safe side, while you're at it shutting down
gconfd on the destination machine... might as well go the extra distance
and log out of the user account that you plan to move the data over to
so that you don't accidently start another gnome program which will
automagically restart gconfd.

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 14:14 -0700, Trish wrote:
Thanks for your reply, Jeffrey.  2.0.4 is on one PC; 2.2.2 on another.
So are you saying I can just move the files to 2.2.2, no problem?  If
so, is there somewhere which lists which files have to be moved?  (In
case it matters, I am running Fedora Core 4.)

Thanks again.


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