Re: [Evolution] Evolution backup problem

On Sun, 2011-01-02 at 16:13 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:

First, please use "Reply to list" (Ctrl-L) when answering rather than
sending a new message to the list - that way those of us who use
threading can keep everything in one place - it would also help you in
structuring your replies by interspersing comments (like I'm doing)

Ok, Will do

Are you saying you copied the version that was on the USB drive onto the
hard disk?

No, sorry to mislead you 

"Try creating the backup file on your local disk.  Can Evo restore from

yes that's OK it will restore from my local disk

If so, try copying the backup file to the external drive - can
Evo recognise it now? 

No it's the same as before it will not restore

If not, are the two files identical?  (Look at
file sizes,

File sizes are the same

if they are the same, then use diff on the two files.)"

Don't get cross but how do I do that???


Do what?  The diff?  At the command line you do 

diff file1 file2 

Tried diff but not sure I did it right it said no such file or directory

replacing file1 & file2 with the full paths to the two files  (I can't
be any more specific since it depends on where the files are located and
I don't know where Ubuntu mounts external disks).

This one (above) I definitely don't understand, where do I learn how to
do that please?

"You could also try doing 'tar tzvf evolution-backup.tar.gz' on the file
on the external drive.  Does it come up with an error?"

did you mean me to write that as a command in Teminal??


I understand how to paste stuff into terminal but how do I make it
relate to that file?

As a work-around..if the USB stick approach works, why not just us that
as the backup store as opposed to the hard drive? I'm concerned it's
taking up a lot of your time and patience 
Sorry for delay in  reply...dodgy French internet!!!


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