How do I back up Evolution email?

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carltonh
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How do I back up Evolution email?

Postby carltonh » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:53 pm

Since I have been unable to restore my desktop Gnome Mint 2.2, I was wondering how my emails on Evolution are stored, how to save them so I can just overwrite the partition with either Gnome or KDE Mint 2.2.

So further question: If I save those old emails to CD, would I be able to put them into the KDE email software in KDE Mint or would I have to use Evolution again? I've never extracted old emails before and am not sure how this is done on any email client in Linux or Windows.

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Re: How do I back up Evolution email?

Postby scorp123 » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:11 pm

carltonh wrote:I was wondering how my emails on Evolution are stored, how to save them
There should be a .evolution (please note the dot at the beginning!) sub-directory in your home directory ... Copy that (plus everything underneath it) to a safe location.

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Postby hairy_Palms » Wed May 02, 2007 10:56 am

is it .evolution, im a thunderbird user now but IIRC its stored under .gnome2/evolution or something.

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Postby scorp123 » Wed May 02, 2007 1:24 pm

hairy_Palms wrote:is it .evolution
On my system, yes. This should spit out the correct location in any case:

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find . -name *evolution -type d -print


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