Evolution is one of the best e-mail clients available for the linux platform. In this article we will tell you how to automate the process of backing up your e-mails in the Evolution mail client using a simple shell script.
Once you configure and start using Evolution mail client, a file called .running is created in your HOME-Directory/.evolution directory. This is the file which we need to periodically back-up in order to save all your email and evolution settings. We will name the file as evo-back.tar.gz and will be located inside your home directory. Here is the code for the script:
You can directly download the script from here. To run the script, just open up a shell (terminal) and then make the script executable by running the command chmod +x <script-name> Now you can run the script by simply using the command sh <script-name>
In order to automate the backup process you need to place this script file in your /etc/cron.daily directory. You may also get an error that says .camel_certs file does not exist but simply ignore it. Thanks Shane
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