Re: [Evolution] Evolution migration from Computer to Notebok

I didn't follow this thread, but I once linked pop account mails from
one install to another. This worked without issues while using
different versions on both installs.

$ ls -hAl /mnt/u1.precise/home/spinymouse/.local/share/evolution/
drwx------ Dec 23  2011 addressbook
-rw-rw-r-- Feb 15  2013 backup-restore-gconf.xml
drwx------ Dec 12  2011 calendar
-rw------- Dec 16  2011 camel-cert.db
-rw-r--r-- Dec 12  2011 categories.xml
lrwxrwxrwx Apr 28  2012 mail -> /mnt/archlinux/home/spinymouse/.local/share/evolution/mail
drwx------ Dec 12  2011 memos
-rw-rw-r-- May  3  2012 printing.ini
drwx------ Jul 26  2012 signatures
drwx------ Dec 12  2011 tasks

IOW sharing mails isn't an issue. Instead of a link, a sync should work
too, as long as the versions use the same mail format.

Messing around with Evolution's internal & private data is NOT
recommended.  It may appear to work, but Evolution is NOT designed to
work in such a way and as such is not tested to a level where anyone
can be certain that it will work now or in the future.

What you should be aware about is that Evolution uses a UUID for the
mail account (and virtually everything else) - those UUIDs are unique
to a machine.  They are not just used as a directory name for the local
data, but also referenced in the configuration files.  So copying (or
sharing) data requires that all the configuration files on the two
machines are also identical - but there is no synchronisation between
the configurations, so changes on one machine will not be propagated
leading to a miss-match between the data and the configuration.

Yes, it may work if you are careful or if your setup is particularly
simple, but it won't work in all cases.  You seriously risk corrupting
your Evolution data store.

Use a remote server.  It works.


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