[kdepim-users] Moving KMail to another computer

Peter peter777 at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Nov 14 10:31:19 GMT 2013

HI Daniel,

On Monday 11 November 2013 17:55:02 Daniel Vrátil wrote:
> On Monday 11 of November 2013 18:49:56 Peter wrote:
> > 
> > 1.  I'm wanting to move my Kubuntu to another computer, and have looked at
> > the docs on the KDE website, ...
> > http://userbase.kde.org/KMail/FAQs_Hints_and_Tips#Transfer_mail_and_settin
> > gs _to_another_computer_.28or_another_user_account_on_the_same_machine.29
> > 
> > Are these documents completely up to date ?
> The guide seems to be for pre-Akonadi KMail, so it's heavily outdated.

Do you know if they will be updated soon  ?

> If you want to move to a different computer, while preserving account name
> and paths (that is $HOME will be the same as on the original computer),
> then you can just take ~/.local/share and move it.

I have all my mail under ~/.kde/share/apps/kmail2/mail
> If you are planning on changing user name, you have to drop Akonadi.
> Unfortunately the Akonadi database is not relocatable at this moment, so you
> have to transfer your local emails (~/.local/share/local-mail), contacts
> and calendars and on reconfigure Akonadi on the other computer from
> scratch. Also export your KMail configuration and re-import it on the other
> computer to get filters and stuff.

Do I have to copy over the Akonadi database. I started KMail without it, so 
won't it just be rebuilt again on the other computer ?

> > 2.   I had a note about "For the address book you also need
> > ~/.local/share/contacts", however that path is empty, but will copy it
> > anyway.
> ~/.kde/share/apps/kabc/

> Or you can export your contacts manually from KAddressbook.
> > 5.   What about all the emails ? Do I simply copy them all into their
> > appropriate paths/folders, or do I use "Import Messages". All my emails
> > are
> > single files per email.
> If you use maildir/mbox, copy the source maildir/mbox and configure Akonadi
> on the new computer to use it. If you are copying the entire Akonadi, copy
> the maildir/mbox folders too, but you don't have to recon

I have no idea how to do anything in Akonadi. Any documentation somewhere on 
how to do that please ?



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