[kdepim-users] how do i...

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 19:10:22 BST 2015

On Thursday October 01 2015 10:15:15 salamandir at hybridelephant.com wrote:
>On 2015-10-01 09:57, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
>> On Thursday October 01 2015 08:06:33 salamandir at hybridelephant.com 
>> wrote:
>> If you have the calendar/clock widget in one of your panels (which is
>> the default in 14.04 I think), akonadi is started...
>oop... i had the calendar/clock widget running in both the old machine 
>when i made the backup, and on the new machine when i tried to restore.
>is this something serious enough that i should try it again, without 
>that widget running?
>>> is this something that, theoretically, i can try more than once?
>> Yes, as long as you have your backup, you can restore it as many times
>> as you want.
>> I'd empty the entire new home directory first, minus of course any
>> files you're sure you changed and must keep.
>that's going to take some time... i was experiencing SMART problems on a 

It's not actually required. I just said this because then you're sure you'll be restoring everything.

>what i was hoping is to restore /only/ the kmail directory, which, 
>really, is the only one that makes any difference.

Ah, you didn't say that! There's more to kmail than just its directory (which one, in fact?)

This is what I backup when doing a KDE PIM backup (you can be more selective with the *rc files of course), and I'm not even sure if that's really everything!
What I'd do is restore the entire ~/.kde, ~/.local and ~/.config directories; that way you also should retrieve your other desktop settings .


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