Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

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Walker1945
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Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

Post by Walker1945 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:49 am

Is it possible to export all personal data from one instance of Slimjet for import to a new instance of Slimjet without using a Google Cloud account? If not, why not? (Export/Import should be 'one click' easy) - I really don't want all that basic personal data in the cloud, even if only in transit
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dev
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Re: Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

Post by dev » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm

http://www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=115 and bookmarks can be backed up and imported through bookmark mananger ..As for personal data in the cloud . why would you have any stored in a browser if you are concerned about privacy ?

Anonymosity
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Re: Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

Post by Anonymosity » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 pm

I think the OP means things like passwords and history. You can copy the profile of the old version and use it with the new one. It is a good idea to back up the profile anyway.

Walker1945
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Re: Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

Post by Walker1945 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:35 pm

dev wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm
http://www.slimjet.com/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=115 and bookmarks can be backed up and imported through bookmark mananger ..As for personal data in the cloud . why would you have any stored in a browser if you are concerned about privacy ?
Thanks for your reply. I'll look to see if ~/.config/slimjet includes bookmarks and, if not, live with a two step backup procedure.
dev wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm
As for personal data in the cloud . why would you have any stored in a browser if you are concerned about privacy ?
Because I'd rather not re-enter all that data each time I start a browser (besides my system disk is Truecrypt encrypted and not running when I'm not present).
Anonymosity wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 pm
I think the OP means things like passwords and history. You can copy the profile of the old version and use it with the new one. It is a good idea to back up the profile anyway.
Thanks for your reply. You have my intended meaning, viz. export/import: passwords, history, extensions, white-lists, settings, and so on.

I agree that backup of ~/.profile is a good practice.

Thanks again.

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Re: Export/Import all personal data from Slimjet to a new install

Post by dev » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:36 pm

Anonymosity wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 pm
I think the OP means things like passwords and history. You can copy the profile of the old version and use it with the new one. It is a good idea to back up the profile anyway.
i got that hence my reply system profile is usually unless user has made changes to locale stored in userdata folder which just easier to drag the whole folder into a new instance of slimjet after deleting said folder from new install to me . You save all data then just saving profile doesn't save like the op has mentioned Local Extension Settings :)

dev wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm
As for personal data in the cloud . why would you have any stored in a browser if you are concerned about privacy ?
Because I'd rather not re-enter all that data each time I start a browser (besides my system disk is Truecrypt encrypted and not running when I'm not present).

TrueCrypt is a discontinued and not safe ..you do realise this yes ?

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