Re: [Evolution] Tranfer of accounts [Scanned]

On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 21:18 +1000, Christopher M Bailey wrote:
On Mon, 2012-05-07 at 11:44 +0200, Antonio M wrote:
evolution-3.2.3-3 on the old computer with Fedora 16
 Evolution 3.4.1 is running on Fedora 17

Hang on, have I got this right? You're running BETA software (Fedora 16
is the latest stable release), did not use the recommended method for
transferring data and have cleansed the original system before checking
to see if your backups are usable?  I'm confident the folks here will be
able to help you out, if it is possible.  However I think that the
lesson to be learnt here is to plain your migrations, especially when
beta code is involved.

Actually the real problem is with whoever thought a separate backup and
restore tool for an email application was a good idea.

For more than 20 years a simple backup of all the files in your home
directory has been enough to get everything restored.

Yet someone, somewhere decided to change that and seems to expect that
every user of evolution has looked for a backup option (in the email
client? what?).

Even when things did happen, such as a change from mbox to maildir,
there was a simple tool to run that would do the conversion. Where is
that tool for Evolution? And no, installing a complete copy of the older
Evolution and all its support libraries (and their libraries, etc.) is
not a simple tool.
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