How to Restore from a QuiteRSS Backup

Like any good IT user, every month or so I make a backup of QuiteRSS (Via File –> Create Backup on the menu bar) from inside the program just in case I need it later.

When you make a backup, the program creates two files. Depending on the date of your backup, they’ll look like this – QuiteRss.ini_2015-08-03_07-57-56.bak and feeds.db_2015-08-03_07-57-56.bak.

Rename the two files created from the backup to QuiteRss.ini and feeds.db.

Close QuiteRSS before restoring the backup.

If you’re using Linux, open the terminal and then copy the files as shown below (substitute your user name for “thomaspc”):

$ cp QuiteRss.ini /home/thomaspc/.config/QuiteRss/QuiteRss.ini
cp: overwrite ‘/home/thomaspc/.config/QuiteRss/QuiteRss.ini’? y

Hit y key and then the return key when it asks you for permission to overwrite the file.

Now it’s time to copy the feeds.db file.

$ cp feeds.db /home/thomaspc/.local/share/data/QuiteRss/QuiteRss/feeds.db
cp: overwrite ‘/home/thomaspc/.local/share/data/QuiteRss/QuiteRss/feeds.db’? y

Again, hit y key and then the return key when it asks you for permission to overwrite the feeds.db file.

Open QuiteRSS and you should see that the backup has been restored along with your customizations like “star” feeds etc.

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