Re: [Evolution] Properly archiving Evolution data

On 2015-07-28 06:21 AM, Andre Klapper wrote:
On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 06:07 -0600, James Lay wrote:
Topic kinda says it...I'd like to try and archive my data, but not do
a full backup.  Right now I'm focused on emails and sent items.  My
hope is to archive off say....all emails and sent items of 2013 into
a file or directory, and then be easily easy to open (not import) an
email if I'd like to reference it.  Is there anything like that
available, or a method to do that with Evolution?  Thank you.

Could you explain *why* you would like to do that / which underlying
problem you would like to solve, and what is the difference between
your interpretation of the words "open" and "import"?

Also, which mail account type is this about? Which Evolution version?


Thanks for looking at this Andre,

My Evolution version is 3.10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 (I like sticking with the longer term releases). It has run flawlessly for me. The account type is POP3.

I currently don't have any issues yet. I have done just the full backup, and that has worked fine. My concern however is that my Evolution data is around 3 gigs. I'd like to trim that....and keep say all of 2014 up to current emails and and sent items. I can easily just do another full backup and delete everything prior to 2014, but there doesn't seem to be an effective method that I have found to access those emails and sent items should I need to recall them. I know I could most likely just do a restore in a VM, and I may have to do that, but that seems a little cumbersome.

As for open and import, I'm thinking like...I guess Outlook maybe....where you can treat an email as a file object...double-click it and open. Import makes me think of copying data from a file, or directory, into my active Evolution data directory.

I hope that helps explain...thanks again.


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