Thunderbird backup

Thunderbird is a CentOS 6 mail client.
Since I like having regular backups, I want to do that for my mail client also.

Thunderbird saves personal information such as messages, passwords and user preferences in a set of files called a “profile”, which is stored in a separate location from the Thunderbird program files.
When you install Thunderbird it creates a profile called “default”. This profile will be used automatically unless you invoke the Profile Manager and create a new profile.

How to find the location of your “profile” data : click in Thunderbird, on “Help”, select option “Troubleshooting information”. Under “Profile directoru” is the info we are looking for, in a folder named xxxxxxxx.default (x are random alphanumerics).
To find this folder :
# find / -name “xxxxxxxx.default” -print

To do the backup, turn Thunderbird off, and copy the folder ABOVE xxxxxxxx.default folder (in my case /home/velda/.thunderbird/).

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