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    Default Kontact Component Backup ??

    How is the best way to backup the emails, calendars (both events and to-dos), address book and journal in Kontact?

    Is there a way to archive it all at once or is is a matter of exporting each component (eg: contacts to a .csv file) separately?

    Cordially,
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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    Backup .local. If you regularly backup /home, this will happen anyway.

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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Backup .local. If you regularly backup /home, this will happen anyway.
    Thank you for the prompt and helpful reply.

    If I use System Backup in Yast, can I extract specific files (an old email exchange for example) later? However I backup, I would like it to serve as a permanent archive.

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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    the yast backup seems to be a mystery no one admits to using it LOL

    There are a lot of file based backup

    amanda
    dar
    rdiff-backup current copy is a mirror; older are rdifss.
    rsnapshot current copy is a mirror; older are hardlinks
    and new files.
    gadmin-rsync?
    http://www.dirvish.org/
    pdumpfs (http://0xcc.net/pdumpfs)
    duplicity
    duply
    Back-In-Time (http://backintime.le-web.org/)
    LuckyBackup
    deja-dup
    dropbox
    duplicity

    List borrowed from Carlos LOL

    Note rsync based backup has to go to Linux formatted drives. ie don't use Windows formatted drives

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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHoot View Post
    However I backup, I would like it to serve as a permanent archive.
    Depending on the size of your /home partition, that could be to a DVD, a USB flash drive or a USB hard drive. All of them allow easy access - but I always store backups off site. So access means bringing them back on site. With three flash drives, you can use the child, parent, grandparent backup system.

    However, if you want to retain older versions of files, do not use rsync -a as it overwrites older versions with the new version.

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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    the yast backup seems to be a mystery no one admits to using it LOL

    There are a lot of file based backup

    amanda
    dar
    rdiff-backup current copy is a mirror; older are rdifss.
    rsnapshot current copy is a mirror; older are hardlinks
    and new files.
    gadmin-rsync?
    http://www.dirvish.org/
    pdumpfs (http://0xcc.net/pdumpfs)
    duplicity
    duply
    Back-In-Time (http://backintime.le-web.org/)
    LuckyBackup
    deja-dup
    dropbox
    duplicity

    List borrowed from Carlos LOL

    Note rsync based backup has to go to Linux formatted drives. ie don't use Windows formatted drives
    and
    systemback + relinux

    ===================0-==- -==-0======================

    -=-

    oooooo

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    Default Re: Kontact Component Backup ??

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    the yast backup seems to be a mystery no one admits to using it LOL
    Add me to the list. I don't see much documentation on it. I ran it just to see what happens. It made a folder called "Media" on my removable hard drive. I cannot open it or delete it. I have no idea what to do with it.

    Making a .tar.gz of /home (as suggested by john_hudson) to removable media once a month will probably suffice for my needs. Does anyone see anything wrong with that?

    Cordially,
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