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    Default Backup of KMail - odd problem with copy

    I wonder if one of you king people could help with this. I have been making a periodic backup of my KMail folder (.kde4/share/apps/kmail) and have noticed that some mail subfolders are empty. I ahve compared permissions with those folders that do copy over OK but can find no difference. I was copying to a usb hard drive so tried a usb stick instead but same result. I then copied to another linux box on my network and all copied OK. Assume that it is tied into ext3 V fat32 but why some folders and not others???

    A manual copy via terminal comes up with error message cannot create file.

    Any suggestions - running KDE4.04 SUSE11.0 I have had some other funny errors like changes to preferences not been permanent until I log out and then back in again - not sure if related.

    Dave

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    Default Re: Backup of KMail - odd problem with copy

    Quote Originally Posted by owise1
    I wonder if one of you king people could help with this. I have been
    making a periodic backup of my KMail folder (.kde4/share/apps/kmail) and
    have noticed that some mail subfolders are empty. I ahve compared
    permissions with those folders that do copy over OK but can find no
    difference. I was copying to a usb hard drive so tried a usb stick
    instead but same result. I then copied to another linux box on my
    network and all copied OK. Assume that it is tied into ext3 V fat32 but
    why some folders and not others???

    A manual copy via terminal comes up with error message cannot create
    file.

    Any suggestions - running KDE4.04 SUSE11.0 I have had some other funny
    errors like changes to preferences not been permanent until I log out
    and then back in again - not sure if related.

    Dave
    Hi
    I always use tar to backup specific directories, for example;
    Code:
    cd /home/malcolml
    # Backup claws-mail config
    /bin/tar cf claws_config_`date +\%m%d%y%H%M%S`.tar .claws-mail/*
    Then I use rsync to copy to the usb drive. To restore it's just a
    matter of copying it back to my home then using tar xf claws_blah.tar
    to restore.

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: Backup of KMail - odd problem with copy

    Bingo - thanks mate - should have gone back to basics. Still not sure why there is a difference between the folders

    Dave

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