Re: Copying data and settings from old to new computer?
Am Dienstag 15 Juni 2010 schrieb Michael Schuerig:
> I'm getting a new computer in the next few days and, of course, I need
> to move my data from the old to the new one.
> In the past, I have simply copied copied ~/.kde, but I hope to find
> another way, this time. Over the years, quite a bit of cruft has
> accumulated in that directory and I'd like to get rid of that. Besides,
> KDE has grown beyond its own directory and puts data in, e.g., ~/.local.
> -- Is the safest solution to copy /home in its entirety and sort out the
> cruft manually?
> Also, as I'm moving from 32-bit to 64-bit, I'm concerned if all data
> formats are compatible? Specifically regarding data stored in Akonadi's
> MySQL and Virtuoso databases (are there SQLite databases around, too?).
Interestingly I've done the very same just 3 days ago (old installation was
years old, new installation is 64-bit).
For KDE things, there is http://kamion2.sourceforge.net/ but I don't know how
well it works. I didn't use it because I also had to migrate other settings
(.ssh, .gnupg, .bash*, etc.), so I simply manually checked everything in
.local, .config and .kde and copied over everything that looked migration-
That took less than an hour, and the results are pretty good. Important apps
like kontact/kmail/akregator/knode, konqueror, amarok all work like before,
and I got rid of a lot of old cruft.
Of course I still have a copy of *all* old files around in case I missed