Gmvault: Backup and restore your gmail account
Gmvault is a tool for backing up your gmail account and never lose email correspondence. Gmvault is open source and under GNU-AGPL-3.0.
For further info go gmvault.org
- Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug. There will be a Contributor Friendly tag for issues that should be ideal for people who are not very familiar with the codebase yet.
- Fork the reporsitory on Github to start making your changes to the master branch (or branch off of it).
- Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.
- Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. :) Make sure to add yourself to AUTHOR.
You can download one of the "binary" distribution from (http://gmvault.org/download.html) for the platform of your choice. You can also install the software from the source from (github.com/gaubert/gmvault).
Once installed launch gmvault-shell.bat (there should be a shortcut on your desktop). The shell sets the environment so you can seamlessly launch gmvault.
Go to the gmvault 2 mins start to learn how to pilot gmvault.
Linux and Mac OS X install
Untar the binary tarball distribution and go to the GMVAULT_HOME/bin dir to launch gmvault.
Install from the sources
python setup.py install
Install from PyPi
pip install gmvault
gmvault 2 mins start
Gmvault is a user-frendly command-line tool. It tries to set all the necessary defaults to be self explanatory.
Gmvault allow users to use a XOAuth token or your gmail login password. The XOAuth authentication is the recommended way to access your account. This method is activated by default. After the first authentication for a given account, the XOAuth token is stored in $HOME/.gmvault and will be used for subsequent authentications.
With the --passwd option, you can use your gmail login and password for a quick test or if you cannot use XOAuth. You will then enter an interactive session to enter your password. By default your password is not saved, but you can use the option to do it. Your password will be stored encrypted but please avoid using this option if possible.
Backup your emails
$>gmvault sync firstname.lastname@example.org
$>gmvault sync -t quick email@example.com
Emails are backed up in $HOME/gmvault-db (or %HOME%/gmvault-db for Win) by default. Use -d DB_DIR, --db-dir DB_DIR to change the location of your local email repository
Restore your emails in a Gmail account
$>gmvault restore firstname.lastname@example.org
Will restore $HOME/gmvault-db (or %HOME%/gmvault-db for Win) in email@example.com
$>gmvault restore firstname.lastname@example.org -d /backup/emails-db
Will restore /backup/emails-db in email@example.com
Use --resume or --restart to restart from the last fatal error and not reupload once more the already treated emails.
$>gmvault restore firstname.lastname@example.org --restart