Saving the local addressbook of Evolution 1.4.x

This article was first written in March 2004 for
the BeezNest technical website (
It is sometimes usefull to save the local (i.e. stored on your local hard-drive) addressbook of Ximian Evolution for backup or to use it elsewhere… To do it, just save the following two files and you are safe: ~/evolution/local/Contacts/addressbook.db and ~/evolution/local/Contacts/addressbook.db.summary