Re: [Evolution] Backup strategy and move evolution data among two ormore PCs

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Hi John

and wow this is the first useful information
I also have never heard of SpiderOak but read at
This really is very interesting many thanks

Best regards

---- John Lauterbach <lauterba bellsouth net> schrieb:
There appears to be much confusion on how to do this for those who are not on 
I use my laptop for evolution (3.16.0 running under Ubuntu 15.04).  I also have 
a desktop with same version of evolution and same OS.
Home directories of both PC as well as other partitions on each SSD are backed 
up remotely to SpiderOak.
I regularly backup evolution using the backup function and store the backups on 
a SSD partition that is only for data files.  In other words, I can reinstall 
Ubuntu and not have to worry about overwriting evolution back up files.  These 
data partitions are also backed up on SpiderOak.  Before doing backups make 
sure evolution is set to NOT retrieve e-mails when first opened.
I also regularly move an evolution backup file to one of my desktop PCs.  My 
evolution backup files are about 5.6 GB in size so I copy the backup file to a 
Western Digital Passport drive (500 GB).  I then move the Passport drive to the 
desktop PC and copy the backup file to the SSD on the desktop PC. I generally 
place in the Desktop folder, but that is arbitrary choice on my part.  I then 
restore evolution to the desktop PC.  Again, evolution on desktop had been set 
previously NOT to retrieve e-mail when it is opened.  Once the restore is 
complete I visually check to see that important mail folders are still intact.
I have used this procedure for almost a year now, and the only problems I have 
had are when the copy to/from Passport drive does not run correctly.
Thank you for reading.  Please critique.

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