Re: [Evolution] evolution-backup + cron = cannot open display

On Sun, 2013-11-24 at 18:00 +0000, Pete Biggs wrote:
I'm not sure that the evolution-backup executable is designed to be run
by the user - isn't it just called by the main evolution application
when a backup is required?

Yeah, Evolution spawns the backup tool and then shuts itself down to get
out of the way.  But the backup tool is graphical as well; it needs an X
display.  It's not meant for cron jobs.

In current releases you may well just use something like rsync.  The
backup tool was originally written to work around the awkwardness of
backing up GConf data, but Evolution dropped GConf in version 3.6.

Matthew Barnes

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