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Copying the Evolution Data From one system to another

Here are the steps you would need to follow to make sure all your can recover and save all the mails in your evolution if you decide to migrate to another system or format your system.

In case you plan to format your system, copy the evolution folder as follows

1. gconftool-2 --shutdown
2. evolution ---force-shutdown
3. cp  -rf ~/.evolution   "backup_media"/evolution_backup
4. cp -rf ~/.gconf/evolution  "backup_media"/evolution_gconf_backup

Now after you have your new system up do the following steps to launch restore the evolution

1. gconftool-2 --shutdown
2. evolution ---force-shutdown 
3. cp -rf  "backup_media"/evolution_backup ~/.evolution
4.  cp -rf "backup_media"/evolution_gconf_backup  ~/.gconf/evolution

Now launch your evolution and set the server settings, you should be able to see all your previous mails and folders.

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