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Is it possible to backup Pidgin chat logs and then restore it on another machine?

Additionally, are there any services which will upload this to a server and store it online (similar to Gchat)?

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Pidgin is planning to implement remote logging in a feature release of libpurple, though as far as I know there's no definite roadmap.

If you want to backup your Pidgin logfiles, just copy the logfiles from your ~/.purple/logs/ directory to whereever you want to back them up. You could possibly put them into a revision control system like SVN, too.

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C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\.purple on Windows XP. c:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\.purple on Vista/Win7.

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