[maemo-users] Arg! My backup doesn't work!!!

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Aug 8 16:28:10 EEST 2007

ext Paul Klapperich wrote:
> On 8/7/07, Tim <tim at samoff.com> wrote:
>> Yes, that works for everything but App settings/preferences and information
>> that's not "document"-based (e.g., where applications should be organized)
>> -- which was my main concern. It probably took me three days to restore all
>> of my app settings after this fiasco!
> Aren't all app settings either stored in hidden files in ~/ or in
> gconf? All gconf settings are just stored in the ~/.gconf/ as plain
> text xml files. I can't imagine it would do anything other than zip up
> that folder and maybe the other hidden files and folders in ~/

When there are major updates (like from N770 backup to N800), there
can be some conversions for the configuration settings when they are
restored (new release can have better values for some settings or
they can be just incompatible).  This should be very rare though,
but when doing things manually, it's might be better just to restore
only settings files you care about.

Or at least do a new backup before restoring the old one manually.

	- Eero

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