How to migrate Tomboy Notes from a previous installation?

I used Tomboy on a previous installation, however the Ubuntu One sync had stopped working (I had upgraded through several versions of Tomboy, and during that time I believe the storage system changed… possibly the reason).

Now I would like to migrate the notes to my Ubuntu 10.10 installation.

Asked By: Lightbreeze


One thing I would recommend you don’t do is copy the .note files over from one system to another.

I would use a different sync method (ssh sync for example) to get the notes synced to a new machine.

Answered By: popey

Tomboy notes are stored in ~/.local/share/tomboy/. So just copy them!

Answered By: Benjamin

Firstly you should set the synchronization options of tomboy choosing synchronize to local folder.

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Then store your the folder with removable hardware (you can also synchronize to dropbox).
Set the tomboy synchronization path again after you reinstall your system to restore your notes.

I’ve done it before.

Answered By: kit.yang
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