[kdepim-users] Mail backup and Kwallet

Werner Joss werner at hoernerfranzracing.de
Fri Jul 25 07:58:21 BST 2008

Am Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2008 19:03:47 schrieb falkengeist at surfbest.net:
> I have two problems and couldn't find a solution to either in the
> archives.  The first may be a bug, but it could also be a lack of
> knowledge on my part.  I'm using Kmail/PIM under the Xandros
> distribution.  The Kmail documentation says that in order to backup
> your mail files you only need to copy the -/Mail folder.  I'm not
> trying to archive to another folder here, I'm actually trying to
> backup to a device to offload from my computer for a true backup.  If
> I try to copy the folder to a USB flash drive or a USB hard drive I
> get unable to open file
> /var/autofs/zip.1/zip.1....10854074.9989.M2m2C:2,S for writing.  If I
> try to copy to one of the SATA hard drives on the system it copies
> OK.  Am I missing something here?

usb drives are usually formatted as FAT, which doesn't like maildir style 
file/directory names.
you should compress your mail folder and then copy the archive file to your 
usb device.

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