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    Default How do I backup Thunderbird profile - no mail-backups needed!

    hello dear OpenSuse Experts,


    i ’m Opensuse Linux user and I’d like to keep backup of my mail settings. How do I backup Thunderbird profile under OpenSuse-Linux distribution?


    note - i do not need to backup any mail - i only need to backup the profile of my thunderbird


    note: i move from openSuse 13.1 to OpenSuse Leap 42.1

    look forward to hear from you
    dilbert ;-)
    Wordpress-development - a Toolset: wpgear.org

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    Default Re: How do I backup Thunderbird profile - no mail-backups needed!

    hello dear all


    to backup thunderbird mail and profile to tape drive, we re able to use:


    Code:
    $  tar zcvf /dev/st0 /home/you/.mozilla-thunderbird/

    To backup files to USP pen driver mounted at /media/disk, we can enter

    Code:
    $ cp -avr /home/you/.thunderbird/ /media/disk

    if we need to backup thunderbird mail and profile to a /backup directory:


    Code:
    # tar zcvf /backup/email-my_name-22jan2007.tar.gz /home/my_name/.thunderbird/

    well - what do i need to do if i only (!!!!) want to backup the profile...


    love to hear from you
    dilbert ;-)
    Wordpress-development - a Toolset: wpgear.org

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    Default Re: How do I backup Thunderbird profile - no mail-backups needed!

    Well there is not a single file. So what you need is probably the files in the first level of *.default Where * is some random number. Note that mail data is also there in the mail folder but if you take just the files in the first level that should do it. Or take all but the mail and news to be sure.

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    Default Re: How do I backup Thunderbird profile - no mail-backups needed!

    hello dear both,
    many many thanks for the reply. Great to hear from you.

    I want to avoid to backup the mail at the same time - they are ++ 16 k mails. And i do not want to backup/restore them.
    So i need to have a way to do only a - profile-backup

    i will look at the links you gave

    many many thanks
    dilbert ;-)
    Wordpress-development - a Toolset: wpgear.org

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