Re: Backing up email to a CD
2010/9/4 James Stuckey <email@example.com>:
> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Paul Cartwright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> On Sat September 4 2010, James Stuckey wrote:
>> > Hi, I asked a question a week or so ago about backing up e-mail. What I
>> > meant was that I wanted to back it up to a CD. The responses I got
>> > talked
>> > about backing it up to an IMAP server. Does anyone know how to back it
>> > up
>> > to a CD?
>> you a CD burning program, like brasero or K3B and copy your Mail folder to
>> CD & burn it. Might be a good idea to back up ALL your files if they fit
>> on a
>> CD.. /home/USER, includine "." files.. this will get all the good config
>> files like .gconfg, .bashrc...
>> your mail will probably be under a folder like:
>> /home/USER/Maildir or /home/USER/Mail....
>> Paul Cartwright
>> Registered Linux user # 367800
>> Registered Ubuntu User #12459
> Okay, but how do I get the e-mail off the server?
It depends on server and your accesslevel to that server. If you can
access it via ssh, then just copy files over sftp or scp to local
machine. If you cannot access server via ssh then just setup local
imap server and copy mails it to using imapsync..