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Old 08-19-2002, 02:32 PM   #1
pmaloney
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Question how to backup/restore kmail?


Hey!

I just found this place...seems like a good group!

Anyway, I swap distros quite frequently, but the one thing that has irked me is email. The way I'm set up now is with Linux on one drive, and windows on a small 1 gigger drive. I always make sure whatever linux emial client I'm using in linux leaves the messages on the server, and I will periodically boot to windows and use OE to d/l the messages and delete from the server. That way I never lose anything anymore.

I've tried to backup and restore all the mail files in Mozilla, but didn't have any luck. So I switched to Kmail and heven't tried it yet.

Does anyone know the proper way to backup and restore mail in linux? IN whatever email client you want....I'll try anything four times...

Cheers!
 
Old 08-19-2002, 03:39 PM   #2
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Re: how to backup/restore kmail?

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Originally posted by pmaloney
Hey!

I've tried to backup and restore all the mail files in Mozilla, but didn't have any luck. So I switched to Kmail and heven't tried it yet.

Does anyone know the proper way to backup and restore mail in linux? IN whatever email client you want....I'll try anything four times...

Cheers!
Gidday!

I'm using KMail here at work, and "saving" my KMail-directory
to a novell-network server here @ work with a little rsync script
that's run from .bash_logout ... works fine for me :) - actually I've
gone one step further ... in my home I created a directory called
work, in that I put symlinks of all directories & files that I want to
be back-up'ed.

#!/bin/sh
cd ~
rsync -a -v -L work/ /h/USERS/tink/work/


The only potential problem that I can see in your setup (I didn't look
at how Mozilla stores the mail) is that your user ID (not the name,
the associated UID number) is different on the new distro and you
therefor might not have access rights to it?

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-19-2002, 04:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try it
 
Old 08-23-2002, 05:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try it
Hi there!

Hope it worked for you...

Cheers,
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