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

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