Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Kmail restore.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA. USA
    Posts
    474

    Default Kmail restore.

    Yesterday I lost a second disk drive. After replacing the drive I copied my
    home directory from my backup usb 120GB harddrive to /home after renaming
    the user directory that was created during installation of OS.
    (openSUSE11.0). everything appears OK except my mail. I did change the name
    of the newly installed system to the same name as the one that was wiped
    out by drive failure.

    When I look at kmail, the headers are restored but clicking on a header to
    read mail, results in No Subject, Sender unknown and order of arrival
    unknown. Message text is blank. Only thing I have found that does not look
    righ is the group is now root instead of users and the permissions don't
    look right but this is on all directories and files that were copied back,
    not just kmail.

    Any idea what I missed in saving the original home directory or what is
    going on?

    Thats in advance.

    --
    Russ
    Linux register user 441463

  2. #2

    Default Re: Kmail restore.

    I have had that issue before, but never on a large scale. Just an email here or there, always after I did something like try to delete it in the middle of a send or something.

    Kmail will store the messages in /home/wayne/.kde4/kde4/share/apps/kmail/mail if you are using KDE4, something similar in ~/.kde if you are using 3.5.9. Do you see anything in there?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA. USA
    Posts
    474

    Default Re: Kmail restore.

    wnj92996 wrote:

    >
    > I have had that issue before, but never on a large scale. Just an email
    > here or there, always after I did something like try to delete it in the
    > middle of a send or something.
    >
    > Kmail will store the messages in
    > /home/wayne/.kde4/kde4/share/apps/kmail/mail if you are using KDE4,
    > something similar in ~/.kde if you are using 3.5.9. Do you see anything
    > in there?
    >
    >

    Thanks for the response. I just checked, and the restored home director has
    nothing in the kmail/mail/cur or new or temp folders. I went back to my
    disk with the backup and there is nothing in the folders there. I checked
    and early backup on the disk and some of the folders do have messages in
    them.

    NOt sure why they were dropped. I copied my whole home folder to the disk
    under my user name. Do I need to do these copies as root? I did get a few
    messages during the copy about not being able to follow a couple of socket
    links, thats all.

    None of my news group messages were lost. I use knode for it.

    Thanks again, I'll have to find or test buy just coping kmail to a disk
    while its actuall good.
    --
    Russ
    Linux register user 441463

  4. #4
    Rikishi42 NNTP User

    Default Re: Kmail restore.

    russbucket wrote:

    > Thanks for the response. I just checked, and the restored home director
    > has nothing in the kmail/mail/cur or new or temp folders. I went back to
    > my disk with the backup and there is nothing in the folders there. I
    > checked and early backup on the disk and some of the folders do have
    > messages in them.
    >
    > NOt sure why they were dropped. I copied my whole home folder to the disk
    > under my user name. Do I need to do these copies as root? I did get a few
    > messages during the copy about not being able to follow a couple of socket
    > links, thats all.


    You don't need to be root.
    But how did you copy?

    I can see the potential for problems if, for instance, you'd use a
    drag-and-drop, since some of those dirs are hidden.
    Use rsync, at least you know it'll do everything. And you can refresh a
    backup very quickly.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA. USA
    Posts
    474

    Default Re: Kmail restore.

    Rikishi42 wrote:

    > russbucket wrote:
    >
    >> Thanks for the response. I just checked, and the restored home director
    >> has nothing in the kmail/mail/cur or new or temp folders. I went back to
    >> my disk with the backup and there is nothing in the folders there. I
    >> checked and early backup on the disk and some of the folders do have
    >> messages in them.
    >>
    >> NOt sure why they were dropped. I copied my whole home folder to the disk
    >> under my user name. Do I need to do these copies as root? I did get a few
    >> messages during the copy about not being able to follow a couple of
    >> socket links, thats all.

    >
    > You don't need to be root.
    > But how did you copy?
    >
    > I can see the potential for problems if, for instance, you'd use a
    > drag-and-drop, since some of those dirs are hidden.
    > Use rsync, at least you know it'll do everything. And you can refresh a
    > backup very quickly.

    I'll do that now that my 2nd crashed disc in a month is replaced. Its time
    for a new system.
    --
    Russ
    Linux register user 441463

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •