Closed Bug 1108694 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Restoring bookmarks from a backup fails

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Bookmarks & History, defect)

SeaMonkey 2.31 Branch
x86
Windows XP
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1061672

People

(Reporter: javacatpaul, Unassigned)

Details

User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0 SeaMonkey/2.31
Build ID: 20141202220728

Steps to reproduce:

using bookmark manager, creating a bookmark backup seems to work ok, the file gets created; but trying to restore that backup (after deleting places.sqlite) fails with "unable to read file xxx". It fails with either type of backup (.json or .jsonlz4) from any date on my pc.  It fails with either manually created backup or auto backups, from the same version of seamonkey or from one made months ago.

Presumably, this is why places.sqlite does not get automatically rebuilt when corrupted/deleted, as it used to do and the docs say it should.

Also, auto backups used to be made once per day; now they seem to be made much less often.  [the problem with the auto backups being zero-length has been fixed]

Exporting bookmarks to html and re-importing seems to be the only reliable way to save a backup of the bookmarks with this version of seamonkey.



Actual results:

backups would not restore



Expected results:

they should have been restored
> Presumably, this is why places.sqlite does not get automatically rebuilt

And yet that was just my supposition here, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1093623#c4

> auto backups used to be made once per day

I've never seen, & still don't, any consistency in that regard.

> the auto backups being zero-length

While I do still have some existing, they are dated from Feb. 2014.

Anyhow...

DUP of Bug 1061672 - Import json-file from Firefox (or even from SeaMonkey) do not work
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1061672
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