Backing up evolution emails

Jorge Castelao jcastelao at
Sun Jan 14 21:10:07 UTC 2007

El dom, 14-01-2007 a las 12:46 +0100, Duncan Lithgow escribió:
> (Did this come through the first time?)
> I've got everything set up the way I like in Feisty and I'm ready to
> move. My only problem is how to backup emails in evolution... I can't
> afford to lose them.
> Suggestions for backing up my (evolution) emails in Ubuntu Feisty?

I don't know in Feisty, by in Edgy:

To backup (mails and configuration):
$ gconftool-2 --shutdown
$ evolution --force-shutdown
$ cd $HOME
$ tar czf evolution-backup.tar.gz
--exclude=.evolution/mail/imap .evolution .gnome2_private/Evolution
$ gconftool-2 --dump /apps/evolution > evolution_setting.xml

To restore:
$ gconftool-2 --shutdown
$ evolution --force-shutdown
$ tar xzf evolution-backup.tar.gz
$ gconftool-2 --unload evolution_setting.xml
$ gconftool-2 --load evolution_setting.xml

Jorge Castelao
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