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Old 02-16-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Move evolution e-mail folders and files to different partition


Running evolution 3.2.3 under Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Right now, the data files and folders for evolution are under /home/john/.local/share/evolution/. This is in same partition with the OS and program files. I want to move the /evolution/ folder and subfolders to another partition that is labeled /media/MyChemistry/ so that the new location for the evolution folder and subfolders would be /media/MyChemistry/evolution/ . This disk partition is permanently mounted (unlike a thumbdrive, for example) and shows up when PC boots.

On another forum a symlink was suggested, but did not seem to work. I would prefer a hardlink.

Thank you,

JOhn
 
Old 02-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Hi,

a symlink should work. If you can explain what you mean by "did not seem to work" we should be able to help.

In principle it should be as simple as:
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cd /home/john/.local/share/
mv evolution /media/MyChemistry
ln -s /media/MyChemistry/evolution .
NB. You should make sure evolution is not running while doing the above.

Note also that you hardlinks can only exist within a single partition.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. Other advice I had gotten probably had sym link sent wrong. Also, I had copies the evolution folder to /MyChemistry as part of the first event.

Yes, you method may have the potential to work, but somehow the Inbox file did not move as intended, and I had to restore evolution from the file I made earlier this afternoon.

The restore put everything back under /home/john/.local/share/

Perhaps someone will tell us how to make evolution point to another directory.

John
 
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by cigtoxdoc View Post
Thank you for your reply. Other advice I had gotten probably had sym link sent wrong. Also, I had copies the evolution folder to /MyChemistry as part of the first event.
In that case you should first delete /media/MyChemistry/evolution, eg
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rm -r /media/MyChemistry/evolution
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Yes, you method may have the potential to work, but somehow the Inbox file did not move as intended, and I had to restore evolution from the file I made earlier this afternoon.
Did you stop/kill evolution before moving the files and creating the symlink?
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Perhaps someone will tell us how to make evolution point to another directory.
I don't use evolution so I can't confirm or deny if that is possible. If you want to try that route I suggest reading the evolution documentation.

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