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v.wochnik
January 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Hi!

I want to backup the wireless profiles from the NetworkManager in Ubuntu to restore them on another computer, so I don't have to enter each key again.

Thank you guyz.

jgoguen
January 19th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Copy ${HOME}/.gconf/system/networking/connections/ over to the other system. Shut down NetworkManager and the applet before doing it:

sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop
pkill nm-applet
and once the directory has been copied over restart them:

sudo /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start
Press Alt+F2 and enter nm-applet --sm-disable to start the applet.

cruzer45
May 3rd, 2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks

Ajd
January 18th, 2011, 04:17 PM
For 10.10, you should use:


sudo service network-manager stop

(Not a ghost thread, this question ranks on Google.)

Virus666
May 2nd, 2011, 08:35 PM
Thanks, I was looking for this... :-)

avocador
June 22nd, 2011, 08:03 PM
hey,
I was looking for such a solution...but its not working for my problem. I want copy my network profiles from one System (10.10) and hard drive to another 11.04. one. In both Im using network manager.

(highly rang on google)

Jessimo
October 6th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Hi there, also having a hard time finding any documentation on this. I run 10.04, and I used a combination of the advices here which hasn't worked for me so far.

I stopped network
sudo service network-manager stop

then tried to copy $/.gconf/system/networking/connections

and I get
Error copying "%gconf.xml"

There was an error copying the file into /media/SEALIFECAM/connections/46/802-11-wireless.

and
Error opening file: Input/output error

a bunch of times, though within my newly copied folder are a bunch of %gconf.xml files.

Any advice on what is going wrong? I can't find a how to specific to 10.04.

Vancouver ubuntu LoCo rocks!

Jesse