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

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'm afraid what you think you need backed up is insufficient.  There's
an in-app help that details the data locations for your version: 

Help -> Contents -> Common other Questions -> Data storage locations

What you are backing up is just the data files, not the configuration
and settings.

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.

Have you tried restoring your backups to a clean system to make sure
what you are backing up is useful?

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.

If you don't use them, they won't take up any space in your backups.

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.

Sure, so do it properly.  Use the utility for backing up Evolution, at
least then you know you will capture everything you need in a
restorable state.


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