Re: [Evolution] Evolution 3.10.4 -- CANNOT MAKE VALID BACKUP FILE

On Thu, 2014-09-11 at 03:01 +0200, Thomas Mittelstaedt wrote:
Am Montag, den 08.09.2014, 22:06 +0200 schrieb Ángel González:
Bart wrote:
Sounds like you are hitting the file size limit for the file system you
have on your backup device.  Perhaps if you format your backup device to
ext4 or the like.


Use the unix command "split" to split the big archive into files of a
lower size and put them together via "cat" when restoring. The nautilus
file manager has a script package where you can select a file and do
this via context menu.

The split method is a little work, but at least you don't have to
reformat the Fat32 file system if you don't want to.

man split

cd /tmp # or what ever file location you save the backup to, 
        # Remember you can't write directly to the fat32 location.

split --bytes=1G evo-backup-file evo-backup-file-
ls -l evo-backup-file-* # to see the newly created 1GB files

# Copy the evo-backup-file- files created by the command 
# above to your external disk. Then copy the files to the new computer.

cat evo-backup-file-* > evo-backup-file-restored

Now use Evolution to restore from the re-assembled


Rob Seward
Bluestone Consulting Group, LLC

e-mail:  rseward bluestone-consulting com
office:   734.726.0313

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