Backup question

Eric Bernier optimisation_ericbernier at videotron.ca
Wed Dec 9 22:37:54 EST 2009


Hi,

Thanks for your rapid answer.  The computer I want to reinstall is now on
Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron (April 2008) and I don't find anything in my
"personnal folder" or the files you tell me...  Sorry.  I want to reinstall
the same Ubuntu.  I maybe tried to don't give enough informations for you to
help me.  Sorry.

Here's why I want to reinstall Ubuntu:
I have Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron - April 2008 on a Pentium III (Coppermine)
with 512 megs (502,4) of memory, much space available on my HDD (24,3
gigabites) and everything was going fine until the October updates that I
did.  Since that my computer is REALLY slow.

I found where to see the "History of updates" but I wonder if I can remove
these updates to get back my speed?
If I can and I do it, so I'll never be able to do any further updates to be
sure to don't get back into that slow speed?

I've made research to finaly end at the Ubuntu Forums at
www.ubuntuforums.org but I understand nothing...

So, for me that look easyer to reinstall everything.  I found by myself how
to do backup for everything except for Pidgin.

I'm now still with a really slow computer with Ubuntu 8.04 and I want to
reinstall everything because I don't understand the way I can find what I
could do...

That's why I want to be able to do a complete pidgin backup.  Kind of copy
files from my actual Ubuntu and to past them after I reinstaled Ubuntu.

Thanks again for your help!

Eric


> -----Message d'origine-----
> De: Programmer In Training [mailto:pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us]
> Date: 9 décembre 2009 18:44
> À: optimisation_ericbernier at videotron.ca
> Cc: support at pidgin.im
> Objet: Re: Backup question
>
>
> Eric Bernier wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for your time.
> >
> > I want to reinstall Ubuntu because he's really slow by now.  I
> try to find
> > the .purple directory or the file you say but after severall
> minutes trying
> > to find it...  nothing.
> >
> > Where are these files or folder?
> > 1- They are on MY computer?
> > 2- They are in "Systeme de fichiers"...  maybe "system files"
> in English?
> > 3- They are in "bin, dev, home, lib, opt, proc, root, sys, usr,
> var, ..."?
> >
> > 4- They'll give me information or I copy and paste after that I had
> > reinstalled everything?
> >
> > Thanks again for your time!
> >
> > Eric
> <snip>
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\username-here\Application Data\.purple
>
> That's on Win XP, YMMV on other versions of Windoze.
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
Eric Bernier wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I want to reinstall my Ubuntu computer and I made all my backups.
Excepted
> for Pidgin wich I don't know how to do it.  I want to keep my "contacts"
> infos and all my "history" (chat with people, etc).  Can you help me
please?
>
> Thanks
>
> Eric
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You'll find all that info in your .purple directory in the following
files or directories.

For your contacts:
blist.xml

For your accounts:
accounts.xml

For your logs:
.purple/logs

HTH
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