Re: backing up tags

Subject: Re: backing up tags

Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:35:27 +0100

To: Martin Jambor

Cc: notmuch

From: Alan Schmitt


On 2021-03-26 15:31, Martin Jambor <> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 26 2021, Alan Schmitt wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I do not include my (huge, more than 5GB) notmuch database in backups,
>> as it can be recreated from the email files… with one exception: tags.
>> So I’m wondering if there is a way to backup these tags (and only the
>> tags) with the hope it would be much smaller. Do you know ways to do it?
> I believe that "notmuch dump" is supposed to do exactly that.  At least
> I hope so because that is how I am backing up my email tags :-)

Thank you for the suggestion, I’ll have a look. Someone also privately
suggested, which can be used for
tags synchronization.

Thanks again,

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