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Re: [trinity-users] Backing up !

From: Andy <AndyVetRep@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:10:32 -0500
On Friday 20 November 2015 09:15:29 am Baron wrote:
> Hello Nik,
...
>
> I found that data using the same path as above.  Thanks:
> > Please write down the passwords for your email accounts prior to
> > moving, 'cause that was a source of surprises for me :-)
> >
> > Nik

>
> Actually it was keeping hold of the passwords for the various accounts
> that was my main concern.  I did rather hope that it would just be a
> simple file transfer.

Baron,

I believe it can be done by *moderately* simple file transfer, with one small 
complication.

What I do is copy these files from my home directory:

tar cvfW  apkmail.tar  .trinity/share/apps/kmail/

tar cvfW 
configs.tar  .trinity/share/config/kmail*   .trinity/share/config/email*  .trinity/share/config/kaddress*   .trinity/share/config/kwallet* 

and then install them on the new drive/partition:

tar -xv --overwrite --totals  --file=configs.tar

tar -xv --overwrite --totals  --file=apkmail.tar

This works just fine and Kmail will send or receive emails without asking for 
a password because the passwords are in ~.trinity/share/config/kmailrc 
(munged, not plain text). *However* if this is a first run of Kmail it will 
ask for passwords after a reboot. What I do then is repeat:

tar -xv --overwrite --totals  --file=configs.tar

and it works fine thereafter. I think.

I'm still working this out, but it seems to work. I do it so seldom I have not 
bothered to hunt down the problems, but always meant to. Your post motivated 
me to try again. Let me know if it works for you.

Andy