Re: migrating configurations of nm-applet

On 06/25/2010 11:44 AM, Sergio Monteiro Basto wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a new laptop , and I would like migrate all my configurations and
> vpns , where this information is saved ?.
> I saw .gconf/system/networking/connections some configuration but copy
> them seems not working , any tip ?

Well, when you setup a network connection with network-manager, that
connection's settings get stored in one of two places, depending on
whether or not the connection is marked as "Availabe to all users".

If a connection is not "available to all users" (i.e. it's just for one
user), then nm-applet does indeed store them in gconf under
'/system/networking/connections', as you've suspected.

To transfer gconf data, you may find the gconftool-2 utility helpful.
This thread has a bit of info on backing up and restoring gconf data:

However, if the connection is "available to all users" (i.e. it's
system-wide), then network-manager stores it somewhere under /etc. The
exact location largely depends on which distribution you're using. (This
is because N-M tries to cooperate with older-style networking scripts
that distros have.) For example, on Debian (and Debian derivatives, such
as Ubuntu), settings are stored under

My guess is that many of the connection settings you want to copy over
are stored system-wide, so copying over
.gconf/system/networking/connections won't get those.

What distro are you using? Let's see if we can help. :)

Have a good one,

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