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Bookmarks backup software

Post by Upton » Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:53 pm

Does anyone have a routine for backing up ones bookmarks (18.3) and loading them back to a new version of Mint (19.2)?
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Re: Bookmarks backup aoftware

Post by phd21 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi Upton,

Are you referring to browser bookmarks or file manager bookmarks?

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
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Re: Bookmarks backup aoftware

Post by ajgreeny » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:52 pm

If you backup your home files and folders, which you certainly should (must) do regularly, you need do nothing more as all your bookmarks, be they web-browser or file-manager bookmarks, will already be backed up; just make sure you have all the hidden files and folders which contain your configurations backed up as well.

Mint has its own backup application available, and probably installed by default, so just make sure you use it.

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Re: Bookmarks backup software

Post by bjmh46 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:19 am

With Firefox, on your mint 18 box:
bookmarks, show all bookmarks, import and backup, backup--then choose your location. This will create a file like "bookmarks-2019-08-30.json"

Then use this file to restore on the mint 19 box, only this time choosing restore, choose file--then navigate to the file you just created.
(this assumes you are using the Firefox browser)

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Re: Bookmarks backup aoftware

Post by Upton » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm

phd21 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Hi Upton,

Are you referring to browser bookmarks or file manager bookmarks?

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
I'm referring to browser bookmarks.

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 046d:c505 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse+Keyboard Receiver
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 08bb:2704 Texas Instruments Audio Codec
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: Bookmarks backup aoftware

Post by Upton » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Upton wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm
phd21 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Hi Upton,

Are you referring to browser bookmarks or file manager bookmarks?

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.
I'm referring to browser bookmarks.

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 046d:c505 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse+Keyboard Receiver
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 08bb:2704 Texas Instruments Audio Codec
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
CPU~Hexa core AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (-MCP-) speed/max~800/3200 MHz Kernel~4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 Up~2:02 Mem~1179.9/7976.7MB HDD~2000.4GB(1.6% used) Procs~215 Client~Shell inxi~2.2.35

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Re: Bookmarks backup aoftware

Post by phd21 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi Upton,

Okay, now we know you mean browser bookmarks.

It would still help to see the complete results of "inxi -Fxzd".

All browsers can export their bookmarks from their bookmarks manager into various formats which can than be imported into other browsers or the same browser in an updated system.

IMHO, the best option is to enable browser syncing if it has that option in the previous system and sync it at least once, then in another system, just sign in to your browser's sync option and tell it to sync and in a minute or two all your bookmarks appear along with anything else you synced. Most browsers have a sync option, but not all of them, but you can still export and import bookmarks. Sometimes there are browser extensions available to also sync bookmarks and other stuff, Xmarks was a great one, but I don't know if it is still working.

I would be very cautious about backing up application or system configuration (including hidden configuration) folders from a previous version release of Linux and trying to copy that into a newer version release as they may not be compatible. For instance when upgrading from Linux Mint 18.x to Linux Mint 19.x a lot of my software and their configurations folders with data were not compatible and produced weird results including where apps did not function properly at all, and I ended up having to delete those application user configuration folders I copied from the older system to the newer system and their contents before the apps would work correctly.

Hope this helps ...
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