Re: [Evolution] Upgrade without losing mail: is there a HOWTO?

On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 14:09 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 19:43 +0100, guenther wrote:
I am ready to upgrade from SuSE 9.2 to 10.  I have never in the past
been successful at preserving my Evolution inbox, folders, and contacts.

I have been referred to the Archives of this list, but found no means of
searching this volumunious archive.

Is there a HOWTO published?  If not, would someone be so kind as to send

It should Just Work.  Make sure to back up your .evolution directory

Note: This is *not* sufficient, as has been posted here many times.
You'll need at least these dirs:


But the .gconf directory only stores preferences that can easily be
restored.  All of the data that the OP wants to preserve (inbox, mail
folders, contacts) is in .evolution.

Besides this should just work, right?  It would be a grave bug if an
upgrade destroyed any of this data.

Well, maybe it is a bug.  Not sure why but it is an erratic one.  Can't
reproduce it except on my computer too.  Maybe I am not the only one lol
after all.

My husband and I upgrade our computers regularly, but a fresh reinstall
on his computer never messes with his data.  Mine on the other hand,
when backed up in exactly the same ways as his, ALWAYS loses
something... Usually it can't see my address books, except whatever is
still in personal.  He has to "trick" it into seeing my address books.
He keeps his in one address book.  He figures it was because an old
version got corrupted and I stopped arguing with him and agreed to a
fresh install. Part of why I don't wish to re-enter all my addresses
once more.  Maybe it won't happen after this, but it would be nice to
figure out why it keeps not seeing the address books.  They are always
where there, just not recognized.

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