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# Firefox (FF) and Thunderbird on Linux notes

## Backing up FF and TB

### The configuration directories

The configuration directories of FF and TB are located in the user's home directory and can be easily located and backed up with a simple tar command

• Firefox: .mozilla directory
• Thunderbird: .thunderbird directory

Warning! These directories are hidden and may use a lot of disk space! You may want to check how much they are using from time to time, if you are a bit short on space: cd; du -sh .mozilla .thunderbird
If need be, you can move these directories by roughly following the steps described for Windows

### Creating the tar archive

cd # Make sur you are in your home directory
chmod 600 /home/scratch01/<your_login>/*_<your_login>_<date>.tgz # Make sure others can't access the backup!

## Restoring FF and TB

cd # Make sur you are in your home directory
\rm -rf .mozilla .thunderbird # Dangerous! Make sure you know what you are doing!
tar xfz /home/scratch01/<your_login>/thunderbird_<your_login>_<date>.tgz

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