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Thunderbird

By tommy2k8
Oct 15, 2008
  1. I use Thunderbird as my email client (2.0.0.17).
    I want to use MozBackup 1.4.8 to back up all my settings, etc.
    The way I backup is fine (backing up the default profile)
    However, when I restore the file, and I go back into Thunderbird, the files aren't there.
    Can anyone give me help as as to why?
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    did you select back up files?
     
  3. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Everything

    I chose to backup everything, yes
     
  4. Karmashock

    Karmashock TS Rookie Posts: 223

    so the real problem is with mozbackup...


    What is not being restored? Is anything restored? You are turning off thunderbird before restoring right?


    If you've done that then check the profile folder for thunderbird. Just see if the inbox file exists and how large it is...

    if there are files there that are the right size then try deleting the MSF files as they're frequently corrupt.

    If that still doesn't work then MozBackup screwed up somewhere and your files are probably lost if that was your only copy.


    I recommend Mozy for future backups... I use that service on all my computers for email and critical document backup. It's nice to have a local backup as well of the above but remote storage is always nice.
     
  5. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    TB Backup

    When I go back into Thunderbird with the backup being restored, all my emails are there from before, but none from the backup; in fact it's the same as before. (The only profile is Default).
    I do exit TB when I do the backup
     
  6. Karmashock

    Karmashock TS Rookie Posts: 223

    where is your TB profile stored? It could be that MozBackup is restoring the profile to a folder that TB is not reading from. Ergo it wouldn't even notice.
     
  7. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Storage

    It is stored in two places - one TB Backup and one the actual Application data destination
     
  8. flameup

    flameup TS Rookie

    Why don't easiely do backup on the PC and then move the copy on the server. As far as I undertstand you need to keep that live our of your PC
     
  9. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Again

    Can you please write your post again, as I didn't understand some of it?!
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    From the sounds of it, it is not backing up the correct profile. Do you have more than 1 profile?
     
  11. tommy2k8

    tommy2k8 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Profile

    No, I am only using the default profile
     
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I would save your messages offline then directly. Mozilla backup has not been updated in a long time and may not be currently compatible with the newer versions.
     
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