Mozilla Backup 1.1 Released

Monday October 13th, 2003

Pavel Cvrcek wrote in to tell us that a new stable version of Mozilla Backup is now available. Mozilla Backup is a tool for backing up and restoring Mozilla profiles. Version 1.1 adds support for Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird profiles and also fixes a few bugs.

#1 Does it also support Netscape 7.1 ?

by Gunnar

Monday October 13th, 2003 6:36 AM

I don't see why it shouldn't, except for maybe some Netscape-specific profile entries like AIM.

#2 Re: Does it also support Netscape 7.1 ?

by JasnaPaka

Monday October 13th, 2003 9:07 AM

No, there isn't support Netscape 7.1. This isn't implemented yet.

#4 Re: Re: Does it also support Netscape 7.1 ?

by doron

Monday October 13th, 2003 9:56 AM

Why not? Its the same profile structure, just different directory.

#5 Thanks for the reply

by Gunnar

Monday October 13th, 2003 10:01 AM

I am curious: what are the technical reasons for this? I am not trying to be pushy, I'm just interested. Thanks again!

#3 Will it run under Windows 95?

by Ferretface5

Monday October 13th, 2003 9:52 AM

. . . for those of us who don't care to pay M$$$$ more that once every ten years.

#6 Where's the source?

by turi

Monday October 13th, 2003 10:07 AM

It's distributed under the MPL but I can't find the source. Has anyone a link?

#7 Yes - where is the source?

by johann_p

Monday October 13th, 2003 11:23 AM

and why does it only run under Windows anyways? The web page is not very instructive about what the tool really does either. Can one restore the settings to an existing profile with a different salt? Can one recreate a damaged profile? Could one save a Mozilla profile and restore the Mail settings for TB?

#8 Re: Where's the source?

by astrosmash

Monday October 13th, 2003 12:02 PM

The source is distributed with the installer executable. I believe it's written in Delphi.

#9 Anyone tried restoring data?

by wowtip

Monday October 13th, 2003 4:28 PM

I have used it for backing up all my Mozilla stuff, but haven't yet tested restoring data. Would be really nice to know if it works allright, just in case.

#11 Tested

by Chealer

Thursday October 16th, 2003 2:15 PM

I've just discovered this utility looking for a way to export/import my Mozilla settings to a new PC :) I used it to recover all Thunderbird stuff and it worked not so good ; some message properties (new, todo, junk, etc.) were dismissed. Also, Firebird settings export simply didn't worked. Note that for those two imports I used 0.3/0.7 while I exported from 0.2/0.6.1

#10 Cleaning up mozilla profile

by gbpa005

Tuesday October 14th, 2003 12:15 AM

I have just tried to clean my mozilla profile using Mozilla Backup (Win 98). I've used Netscape since 1995, migrating to Mozilla in 2000. Meanwhile, the profile is clutterd a little bit. So I backed it up (hoping that only the necessery data is stored), manually removed the old profile (moved it to a different directory) and wanted to restore the profile. After manually removing the old profile, it wasn't possible to restore the backed up data with Mozilla Backup.

Is there anything wrong, or have I missunderstood something?

#12 Problem with Thunderbird / Backup

by OlliJM

Friday November 28th, 2003 1:23 PM

First of all: Thank you for Mozilla Backup: One step nearer to get rid of Windows mail systems. I have needed to restore my local mail folders several times during the last five years, caused by sudden Windows crashes - losing once a half-years' messages. For Outlook Express Express Assist has was used to make the trick, and it has fulfilled this job excellently. Now, because of heavy spam load I was looking for a programme that would learn to kill the spam at server, and found Thunderbird (0.3), that is a wonderful programme. With it I only need a backup programme, therefore I put high hopes with Mozilla Backup.


Trying to get Mozilla Backup create backup for Thunderbird doesn't what I want: instead a message is displayed

An error occurred while backing up some files. Either the disk is full or you don't have write permission. The program will exit.

OS is Windows2000, I have the Administrator's rights (being the sole user of this computer), and there is 1.5 GB free space on the disk. My browser has been Mozilla for years, now Firebird, which I love.

Has anyone experienced the same? The home site of Mozilla Backup does not give any help.

Olli - the greybearded

#13 Re: Problem with Thunderbird / Backup

by Chealer

Sunday November 30th, 2003 11:09 AM

Hi Olli, you're lucky I need to backup just now, you late replyer :p I got your problem first, after realizing a field was by default empty exporting Thunderbird (unlike Firebird). So I got a similar behavior, you should get around by setting a path for "select the file" :)

I was here hoping to import my Windows settings to linux, but I see I'll have to see at other places :|

Anyway, cheers