Re: [Evolution] Take Evolution offline from a bash script?

On Mon, 2021-10-18 at 12:16 +0100, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2021-10-18 at 12:24 +0200, Milan Crha via evolution-list
I guess you foresee a manual backup, not to use the backup utility
provided by the Evolution itself, hidden under the File-
Evolution settings menu options, right?

I wouldn't encourage people to use this for regular backups, such as
nightly cron job, as it copies everything, not just changes. As we've
discussed before, it's really aimed at moving your account data to a
new installation.

I prefer that it copies everything, where 'everything' is exactly, and
only, what I think I need backed up.

Currently it backs up .local/share/evolution,
which gives me a 500 MB file, and takes a little over 6 minutes.

I don't keep every backup. I keep 7 days worth, and on the 7th day, I
copy that one to the weekly directory, and the same for the monthly,
and keep only 4 monthlies.

I plan on narrowing it down to
.local/share/evolution/mail and .local/share/evolution/addressbook, as
those are the only things I need for mail. I don't use Calendar, Tasks,
or Memos.

I just use my normal nightly system backup. There's no need for a
separate utility for Evolution.

I consider my Evolution backup to be one of my normal nightly backups.

Thanks for the response.


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