[nmglug] new laptop

Brian O'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Sun Aug 4 19:47:10 PDT 2019

OK, did it! It took almost 48 hrs. to copy ~/.mozilla and finally 
replace the OS version with my old one and voila! I have all of my FF 
everything. I even have the seriously deprecated scrapbook which has 
years or research data and websites and I can view them (in a seriously 
deprecated FF version but the last that supported scrapbook). I need to 
somehow deal with these as I can preserve them but with new FF versions 
not view them. I can run two versions of FF but that's a pain. In any 
case all of my history, bookmarks, scrapbook, passwords, etc. are all 
there. Now I need to deal with it.

I don't know why copying .mozilla took so long but it is about 6.3GB but 
well over 1MB files! The main thing is that it worked. I hate migrating 
to a new drive or OS. Actually the drive is easy with dd. It's the using 
a new OS that creates the issues of time, after time...

Thanks for all the interest.

Cheers and I'll make the next meeting and bring the laptop along. 
Meanwhile I have lots of programs to install so that part is up to snuff.


On 8/3/19 5:46 PM, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Brian O'Keefe writes:
>>     Thanks Ted. I wonder why it happened? I got my email all migrated but
>>     my FF bookmarks, history, passwords are proving to be much more
>>     difficult. I have copied over my profile to no avail. I'm now going to
>>     copy my entire ~/.mozilla folder which is huge and will take much time.
>>     Hopefully though it will work. Other migrations only ever required my
>>     FF profile.
> In case you haven't already done it: you should be able to backup or
> export your bookmarks from the Show All Bookmarks window, then
> restore/import them in the new Firefox. That saves you from having
> to move places.sqlite which at least in my firefox profile is the
> lion's share of the profile's disk space. (It used to be the cache
> directory, which I don't see any more, so maybe that got sucked into
> places.sqlite too.) You still might want to copy the rest of the
> Firefox folder to save your preferences, extensions and so on, but
> they'll be small compared to places.sqlite.
>          ...Akkana
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