[Sugar-devel] Restoring journals on newer versions of Sugar

Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 09:23:16 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Sascha Silbe <silbe at sugarlabs.org> wrote:

> Excerpts from Bernie Innocenti's message of Wed Jun 01 16:24:41 +0200 2011:
> > Answering your question on IRC:
> >
> >  <christophd> hi all
> >  <christophd> I've got a question related to Journal backup/restore: is
> >   it realistically possible to get Journal entries created on 8.2 to
> >   11.1.2 with the help of dsd_'s scripts or other ways?
> The easiest and best way is to use the Backup [1] and Restore [2]
> activities. They're still a bit rough on the UI side (help welcome!),
> but have been carefully tested. You can exchange backups (i.e. up- and
> downgrade) between any version of sugar-datastore, including the ones
> with version support. Only older entries are overwritten, so it's safe
> to restore an older backup over an already-filled Journal. You could
> even distribute content that way.

Ahhh, now that looks like a comfortable option, not sure how I could have
missed it.

Thanks for the heads-up Sascha,

Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, olpcnews
url: www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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