Three ways to backup your Thunderbird's mail
This article will present three ways of backing up the e-mails stored with Thunderbird. This could be needed for safety or to recover from a computer outage. The examples will use Thunderbird 3 on Windows XP. But this should apply to any Thunderbird version. The files location may vary according to the OS you’re running.
Backup and restore MySQL
I used backup/restore to move my databases from one server to another.