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Old 01-14-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Evolution Mandrake 9.2


How to save Contact address and emails to floppy,Cd disk or hard drive?
On upgrading from 9.1 I found that all my email contacts and email folders gone.
Now starting to use Evolution in 9.2 and wish to learn how to save these folders'
Where are Evolutions folders stored?
Thanks
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
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Here is how I save all my evolution data.

When you start up evolution for the first time it puts a"evolution" folder in your home directory. What I do is move it to a data server partition. After that I make a symblic link to my home directory.

evolution thinks its looking/writting to my "evolution" folder in /home but its really in my /mnt/data/evolution directory.

I have two distro on my computer and they both use the same evolution folder. I just "linked" it to each home directory. Doesnt matter which one I boot to, I have all my mail. Do a distro re-install and no problem, just relink it. All messages are still there.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 03:19 AM   #3
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Evolution

Thanks for information
Eating plenty of plums at the moment
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:10 PM   #4
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Evolution data

Hi ac_dispatcher
Have seen the "evolution" folder in home directory.
How do I make a symbolic link to Home directory?
Do I make /mnt/data/evolution directory?
This is all a bit new to me but I am willing to learn
Maurice
 
Old 01-15-2004, 12:42 AM   #5
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The /mnt/data is a directory in my computer. You see I have a 20gb partition mounted there.

What is your partition setup look like?

windows Partition
Mandrake partition
swap partition

Mine looks like this:

hda1 /mnt/windows (FAT32)
hda2 /home (reiserfs)
hda5 / (root for Mandrake) (reiserfs)
hda6 / (root for SUSE) (reiserfs)
hda7 /mnt/data (20gb backup partition) (ext3)
hda8 swap

Do you have a partition for backup files? Is your windows partition a FAT32 or a NTFS?

Their is a graphical way and a command line way. Ill tell you a graphical way.

Click your "home" icon. konqueror will open up to your home directory. You should see your evolution directory.

Click at the top "window" then "split left&right"

on the right hand screen navigate to the place you want to out your evolution directory. If you don't have a spare partition this may be a problem. Your windows partition may not work(not at home now to try it). If its a NTFS partition it is read-only. If its a FAT32 you can write to it but you may run across some "file permission" errors.

When you have found where you want it to go. Right click the evolution file (on the left side) select "cut". Then click the right pane (where you want it to go) right click and select "paste"

now the "evolution" folder is on the right side out of your home directory. on the right side evolution folder right click and hold dragging your mouse to the left side and release. Select the "link" option. A evolution folder (with a arrow) should appear in your home directory.

For all purposes the system thinks the "evolution" folder is in your home directory, when its really where you want it. I have placed mine in my 20gb backup partition. I never format it when I do a reinstall of any system.

For the sake of argument. I could just leave the folder in my /home directory. You see if I upgrade or reinstall I never delete the partition. On first boot to a fresh install all of my personal settings sre their. But I have been trying to use the same /home directory for both Mandrake and SUSE. So far not so good I might add. A lot of fun though
 
  


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