Any reasonable way of backing up Gmail (imap) using Precise? BTW I've tried backup-gmail but it's unstable.
1 possible sollution: gmvault. It is command line so you can use it on a server too.
On Linux, it is recommended to install Gmvault using the source distribution or Pypi.
Python is already installed so it will error out. Then install with ...
The basic setup is about as simple as it comes:
Synching the last 2 months:
I decided to go with gmvault. I already had python & python-setuptools packages installed. I don't remember previously installing them but I'm not sure as I upgraded from Lucid to Precise and it could have happened in my Lucid period. I found that I had to do 'sudo easy_install -U distribute' as 'sudo python setup.py install' didn't work properly without it. If I install another Python app, would I have to do that command again?
The above installation seems much simpler than the methods outlined in gmvault's website.
The gmvault website states that the -t option is 'to daily backup' & 'with the last 7 days of emails'. Your use of the --type option states that it's the last 2 months. Assuming that -t is equivalent to --type, I'm confused. Which is correct? Perhaps the quick parameter changes the time period? I'm just trying to work out the options that I need for a GUI.