[kdepim-users] Re: Backup Akonadi data

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sun Oct 10 14:33:55 BST 2010

On Saturday, 2010-10-09, Kevin Krammer wrote:

> The Akonadi server configuration is a couple of files in
> $HOME/.config/akonadi [1].
> It contains which data sources and helper programs are active and will be
> started and watched (so they can be restarted on crashes) by one of
> Akonadi's server processes (akonadi_control).
> Each data source handler (called resources) or helper program (called
> agents) can have its own configuration.
> The general rule [2] is that for every entry in
> $HOME/.config/akonadi/agentsrc [1] here is a corresponding configuration
> file in $HOME/.kde/share/config [3].
> E.g. if the [Instances] section in agentrc contains an entry for
> akonadi_ical_resource_2, there is also a config file calles
> akonadi_ical_resource_2rc in the KDE config directory.
> Depending on the type of data, such config files for resources will have
> filenames or directory names of where the data is stored.
> Common locations are KDE's legacy default files, e.g.
> $HOME/.kde/share/apps/korganizer/std.ics [3]
> New default locations are files and directories in $HOME/.local/share [1],
> e.g. $HOME/.local/share/contacts

Man, forgot to add the foot notes :-/

[1] this can be changed through environment variables, $XDG_DATA_HOME and 
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME, defaulting to $HOME/.local/share and $HOME/.config 
respectively if not set

[2] some agents or resources don't require config

[3] KDE's local base directory can be changes using th $KDEHOME environment 
variable, defaulting to $HOME/.kde when not set (or to $HOME/.kde4 if the 
distributor changed the default by patching the code).
See kde4-config --path data

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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