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Re: [SLE] Transfer mail via disk
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 17:56:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <42C70D8D.1090105@xxxxxxxxxx>
Gervase Chavasse wrote:
> On Friday 01 July 2005 14:57, Andre Venter wrote:
>>Just make sure you don't restore them to the original location (which will
>>be the same on the 9.3 Box) then use Kmail's import ability to import them
>>into the existing file structure.
> This is interesting; would you please expand?
>
> In the past, whenever I have upgraded Suse from one version to another (ie a
> clean instal of the new version) I have been able to save
> my /home/myname/Mail file to a floppy and then simply insert it into the new
> OS and after correcting the ownership everything worked fine. That is until
> 9.3 when I lost most of my mail folders - some transferred, some didn't.
>
> I tried importing but the import menu allows you to import from evolution and
> other MTAs but not a previous version of Kmail. Could you please suggest a
> blow by blow howto? Moving e-mail safely from one version to another is
> important to me. Many thanks.

This demonstrates the advantage of having a separate partition for /home.


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