Moving data between 2 PCs
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 13:20:29 UTC 2006
> try sudo chown -R newuser .kmaildirectory
> I think sudo chown -R newID .kmaildirectory will also do the trick
> because your login NAME is the same does not necessarily mean that you
> the correct id number. Try to see if your id number in
> cat /etc/passwd | grep sinclair
> gives the same number. If not then you have the answer there.
> 2006/10/10, Orjan Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com
> <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>>:
> Gunner wrote:
> > 2006/10/10, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com
> <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> > <mailto: o.sinclair at gmail.com <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>>>:
> > Thing drives me round the bend. I am trying to do this using
> a USB
> > flash memory and not LAN
> > well well, not quite easy to guess from your first question..
> > or easily moved harddisk etc. as I am on 2 laptops. And
> rsync gave
> > nothing (or I have not correctly figured out recursive - it
> > like it copied but the files are not there)
> > perhaps you will let us in on, what you are doing, then it is
> > to find out what is wrong.
> > for example:
> > which rsync command
> > and then what ls command (if any (or you are using konqueror )
> > best greetings
> > gunner
> As always - help is most appreciated. What I am trying to do is to
> all my Kmail/Kontact and Thunderbird mail from an existing laptop
> to the
> new one. They are not connected via LAN or something so I am
> trying to
> use a USB flash to move the data. Without any other comparisons in
> WinXP I would simply use some app to sync the involved directories
> OldPC to USB, then from USB to NewPC.
> Trying the same with Krusader or Konq (once you have it show the
> directories under /home/sinclair) gives you all sorts of problems
> as the
> permissions from OldPC (sinclair is owner, group etc etc) will change
> when you try to move it to NewPC. Owner is still sinclair but
> group has
> no rights and other items such as rwx will change.
> Try to do as root or sudo does not help one bit as owner then becomes
> root... ha ha.
> Is there really no reasonably simple way to copy from 1 PC to another
> via removable media?? And keep ownership and rwx permissions as
> Sinclair - somewhat frustrated as time goes and I am not productive...
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thanks for the ideas. I finally managed using Ark and quite a bit of
fiddling with ownership of the created archive file...
THIS is something Linux has to work on IMHO cause honestly - you get a
new PC now and then and not everyone has access to x disks or LAN or
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