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Thread: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

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    Thumbs up Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    When you try to restore Evolution backup file you get to the message Shutting down Evolution and nothing more...

    I was frustratet at first, because i have all my contacts and emails stored in there, those offcourse i need daily...

    Open System Monitor and find Evolution

    You should see by default three options to manipulate

    - evolution
    - evolution-alarm-notify
    - evolution-backup

    go one and choose "evolution" and then end process

    You should see some progress, but i still had to close Evolution at the end manualy again) system monitor and end process "evolution"

    Now you have your backup ready to go

    greetings!!!
    Stipi69

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    Thank you. I had the same problem. Do you know if there has been a bug report filed on this?

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    Thanx a whole lot man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have spend at least 3 hours on this one until I found your post, really a hard geek puzzle

    Edit:

    Just found out that evolution cannot read my address books coused by insufficient rights it says but changing file perms does not solve it, I've tried the same backup file in Ubuntu and Gentoo but no problems there.

    Any of you have the same problem???

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    There's a bug upstream and the Evolution developers can't seem to do much about it at this point. Evolution's backup/restore tool is waiting for a dbus message and can't kill the process. For now, try backing up and restoring from the terminal. To restore, create a temporary directory (say '~/evo-backup') and move the Evolution archive there. Open a terminal and

    Code:
    evolution --force-shutdown
    cd ~/
    rm -rf .evolution .gnome2_private/Evolution .camel_certs
    cd evo-backup
    tar -xf evolution-backup.tar.gz
    cp -r .evolution ~/
    cp -r .camel-certs ~/
    # Depending on your old version of Evolution, you may need to add
    cp -r .gnome2_private ~/

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    also the manual approach gives me the same result, working mail accounts but no access to my address books. My backup file only seems to contains a .evolution directory but works like a charm on other distributions.

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    Is anything working beside your email accounts (calendar, tasks)? The address book should be in '/.evolution/addressbook/local'.

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    All was working fine exept for the address book but I found a workaround now.
    Have spend hours to figure out the file permissions but it's quite strange, at first it gives an error concerning permissions but when I chmod them 777 it brings up the error: "Other error" which didn't make much sense to me so I tried a different approach;

    I extracted the files from the archive to my home
    Then removed the addressbook folder from .evolution
    Next I've imported manually saved vcards into the addressbooks and now it all works fine

    The strange thing is that the file perms in the addressbook are the same as in the backup file so I'm a little confused here but it works now and that's what matters most at this time

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    Default Re: Evolution 2.30.1.2 Restore settings stalls

    My address book has permissions 755. I also have a backup of my address book in a single vcard file. You might do this in case you have this problem again.

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