[kdepim-users] Kontact save location?
stan.goodman at hashkedim.com
Mon Oct 31 11:48:36 GMT 2011
On Monday 31 October 2011 11:42:39 Andreas Zeller wrote:
> Am 30.10.2011, 22:34 Uhr, schrieb Stan Goodman
> <stan.goodman at hashkedim.com>:
> > On Saturday 29 October 2011 07:52:35 Vinet Raphaël wrote:
> >> Le samedi 29 octobre 2011 02:52:57 Thomas Taylor, vous avez écrit :
> >> > Hi all;
> >> > Can someone please tell me where kontact stores the contact
> >> > information? I've lost all my contacts and want to get them back
> >> > from a recent backup but haven't been able to determine where
> >> > the information is stored.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks, TomPROVIDER
> >> Hi,
> >> I think that what you search is in the directory
> >> /home/XXXXX/.kde4/share/apps/kabc
> >> A+
> >> Raph
> > That directory has been mystifying me for many moons, and I do not
> > understand it. Perhaps a knowledgable person could sprinkle some of
> > his insight on the list to clarify it.
> > For example, my .../kabc contains the following:
> > drwx------ 2 stan users 4096 Oct 30 11:10 lock
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 30 11:10 std.vcf
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 24 00:47 std.vcf_1
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 25 11:08 std.vcf_2
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 26 09:59 std.vcf_3
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 27 07:10 std.vcf_4
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 28 15:21 std.vcf_5
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 29 01:14 std.vcf_6
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 stan users 0 Oct 30 11:10 std.vcf_7
> > What are all these std.vcf and std.vcf_x files for (especially
> > given that they are all empty)?
> Welcome to my world (see "Kaddressbook lost contacts 11.10 upgrade"
> from 22. October 2011)
> std.vcf should contain the data and the other appear to be backups, I
> assume. These files are empty even in my backups for weeks and
> months. Since KDE4 the data is handled by a Database called Akonadi.
> I searched for eMail-addresses (file content not file name) which are
> stored in the contacts. They where found in
> ibdata1 and parttable.ibd have 10 MB each so I assume, the data is
> still stored there. So it sounds reasonable to me that the data is
> still stored in Akonadi-Database. But unfortunately I didn't found a
> way to extract them jet.
> I suggest you check, whether Akonadi is working probably with
> akonadictl status
~> akonadictl status
Akonadi Control: running
Akonadi Server: running
Akonadi Server Search Support: available (backend: Virtuoso)
stan at poblano:~>
> Then search for eMail-addresses with
> grep -r NAME at PROVIDER.COM ~/
> or e.g. Krusader.
Thanks for this information. Actually, I was hoping that I had escaped
from Akonadi altogether, because I see it as a useless gewgaw FOR ME and
potential source of problems. I'll try that again when I upgrade to new
release of oS next month(?), even if that means moving to TBird.
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