> syncevolution --restore </home/suyog/.cache/syncevolution/virus-2010-07-28-01-13> --before --dry-run "nokias60" memo

>Please don’t use the ‘—dry-run’ option to restore . This option is used to try the command without doing any changes. This command will restore the data stored in that directory to your local PC(evolution).

I tried above command without "--dry-run" but nothing happened. Data was not restored to Evolution. I cant not see log directory also being created for this.Please confirm if I am using correct syntax here.

-- do i need to specify full path of directory(as I have done), and it needs to be enclosed in < > ?

-- is template name "nokias60" or "Nokia S60" , In GUI drop down it shows as "Nokia S60"

Your quick reply will be highly appreciated.

Best Regards,


From: Suyog [mailto:suyog@ovi.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:03 AM
To: Ohly, Patrick
Cc: syncevolution@syncevolution.org; congwu.chen@intel.com
Subject: Please help - restore from backup syncevolution



Today I had very bad day with sync, initially normal sync from my Nokia E52 with ovi.com messed up many contacts with numbers from different contacts getting into different people.

So i decided to clean phone, ovi.com and restore from PC. Then I did sync with phone and PC with Ovi.com

Somehow I forgot to set sync direction for Notes and Notes were deleted from both phone and PC(Outlook)

I still have contacts, Calendar but not sure if it's all well.

So my only reliable data was in Evolution which I had synced few days back. I decided to try that with syncevolution on bluetooth. To be on safer side I decided to start with calendar+todos and memo(notes)

Since I wanted to restore these to my phone, I had disabled "receive changes from phone" but when i did sync it was completed with no change log in main screen. But I found that now data was gone from both phone and Evolution. I thought as if I lost everything. But then i released that there is some backup.

When I checked log directory, i indeed found that before/after states being recorded for each sync. I then tried your suggestion as in following link.


But it didnt help. actually i couldnt understand it to be honest. could you please help me here? I am attaching my screenshots of log directory. Please let me know how to enter command.

i want to restore before states in directory  virus-2010-07-28-01-13, i tried in following command with memo

but when i used this command nothing happened

syncevolution --restore </home/suyog/.cache/syncevolution/virus-2010-07-28-01-13> --before --dry-run "nokias60" memo

Also in syncevolution GUI , i cant see any backup which i can restore. see screenshot attached.

Could you please help me? I am really in trouble as I have lost all notes, calendar, contacts and Evolution logs are only last hope.

Best Regards,

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