Re: [Evolution] migrate from 1.4 to 2.6

Hi Chris,

On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 22:27 -0500, cdc wrote:
My wife is using an old machine running Suse 9.1 (no longer updated)
with Evolution 1.4. I'd like to move her to a machine runnung the
latest Ubuntu which has Evolution 2.6. I did a test run, and 2.6
didn't seem to recognize any of the data (mail or settings) from 1.4.

How did that test run look like? What did you copy to which location?

What to do:
Make sure you haven't any "new" Evolution data (e.g. emails that are
only on the new computer) on the new computer/new partition yet.
First of all, shut down Evolution and its background processes
(Evolution Data Server, Evolution Alarm Notify) on the new computer
completly by using
        evolution --force-shutdown
and on the old computer by running
Then copy the contents of
        ~/.gnome2_private/Evolution (if that one exists, i don't 
                                     remember 1.4 that good)
Then dump your Evolution settings stored on the old computer by running
        gconftool-2 --dump /apps/evolution > some-file.xml
is the name of the file the information is written to.
On the new computer, make sure you are not running gconf - by running
        ps ax | grep gconf
for example; you normally have to leave gnome for that and then run 
        gconftool-2 --shutdown
Then import those settings in that file by running
        gconftool-2 --load some-file.xml
and log in to gnome again.
then start evolution - it should automatically migrate the old data in
to the new structure in

anybody on this list please correct me if i remember something wrong.
thanks. :-)


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