[tomboy-list] "Server is locked" and Little sync disaster
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Sun May 3 14:01:55 PDT 2009
On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Josep M. Fontana
<josepm.fontana at upf.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for your rapid response, Sandy.
> Message: 6
>> What version of Tomboy are you using? 0.12.0 and 0.12.1 had a known
>> sync bug that could cause notes to be deleted (they are always deleted
>> to ~/.tomboy/Backup, btw, so you can recover them). I recommend you
>> use Tomboy 0.12.2 or 0.14.1.
> I actually was using version 0.14.0. I'm surprised it is not the latest
> version (0.14.1) since this is the Tomboy that came in a new installation of
> Ubuntu 9.04. I would have thought that I would have gotten the newest
> version when I ran the update manager, which I have done a couple of times
That's pretty standard, since 0.14.1 came out after Ubuntu had already
frozen for 9.04. They won't accept a point release unless it has a
security fix, usually. Maybe they'll accept the upcoming 0.14.2,
which has a fix for a crasher that's common in Ubuntu.
> I'm glad Tomboy makes backup copies of the notes automatically. I went to
> ~/.tomboy/Backup and I see a lot of notes there. So I assume the ones that
> got deleted in the synchronization process will be there. What I wonder now
> is if there is an easy way to restore the notes I want. I had them organized
> in different notebooks so if I have to open them one by one to figure out
> their contents and then archive them in a given folder it might be a bit of
> a pain.
All notes go right in ~/.tomboy, there are not different folders for
different notebooks, so you don't have to worry about that. Recommend
using grep to find the missing notes, then copying them back to
> Of course, this is much better than loosing them altogether but I'd like to
> know whether there is an easy way to recover the notes to their previous
> state. I don't see any option in the menus so I really don't know how to go
> about recovering them.
No, we don't have a GUI for recovering deleted notes, though it has
been suggested and I think it's probably a good idea.
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