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The key is configuring your account to be accessible via IMAP. I've used IMAPSize to backup GMail accounts. To schedule regular backups on a server I use OfflineIMAP. Although a quick G search reveals tons of tools/scripts/services to do backup of IMAP servers and especially of GMail.
A Google engineering team started an internal 'organization' dedicated to this called the Data Liberation Front. They are working through all the Google products and will continue to update their site as new or improved methods for moving data in and out of their web applications are created. The DLF sees themselves as being a bit subversive, because a ...
With the release of the Data Export feature, you can now Go to your board Click the "Board Menu" button (on the right-hand-side of the screen) Select "Share, Print, and Export" Click "JSON" This will download a copy of your board data. Pro tips: You can also just add .json (or /somename.json) to the end of a board or card URL, to get the prompt to ...
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Similar to @LBushkin's suggestion, use a local POP client, but use Thunderbird. Outlook uses a proprietary format for its local data store. Emails are saved as plain text files, one file per folder.
The most simple way to do this is activating pop3 or IMAP in your "Mail Settings" and retrieving the email using your own client (Thunderbird, Outlook, etc.).
There's an option in your blog's admin panel to do this. It’s your content; you can do with it whatever you like. Go to Tools -> Export in your WordPress.com dashboard to download an XML file of your blog’s content. In addition to any manual backups you make, blogs hosted on Wordpress.com are regularly backed up by their own processes.
Update: This is now available from a print/share/export menu on board and card detail. Not currently. But it has been requested often and should be coming soon. There is currently a card for this: https://trello.com/card/board/data-export/4d5ea62fd76aa1136000000c/4e9d8a91f482dd34ea18335a
If you live in the EU, you can request ALL your tweets that Twitter holds on you. Visit this link: http://monsterswell.com/blog/2012/04/a-full-twitter-index-in-your-thinkup/ Follow these instructions (and you will need a Fax Machine): https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/what-does-twitter-know-about-its-users-nologs
Consider got-your-back which "is a command line tool that backs up and restores your Gmail account". You can invoke it like this: python gyb.py --email email@example.com --search "from:firstname.lastname@example.org" --folder "mail_from_pip" After completion you'll find all the emails matching the --search in the specified --folder, along with a sqlite database.
You could add your Gmail account as a new IMAP account to Thunderbird. From there you can just drag them from your old account folder to the Gmail/[All Mail] folder. See http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/qt/How_to_Import_Mail_from_Mozilla_Thunderbird_in_Gmail.htm for steps.
Backupify does do all of the items you listed in your post: gmail, facebook, google docs, etc. and a bunch more as well.
One way is to log in using a mail client that supports IMAP. You can then export the emails to a backup location, but this is a bit laborious. If you want a continuous backup, you could try something like imapsync. This would require you to run your own backup IMAP server and schedule a regular task to perform the synchronisation. Edit: Preserving labels ...
I've been using Dropbox for the last year and I love it. If I had to say one thing I like about it, is that it does everything other backup systems do, but with no hassle at all (a bit like Macs vs PC's ^^). Since I installed it, it doesn't even seem like I'm performing back-ups, because I actually always work with the "My Dropbox" folder as if it were the ...
What about Jungle Disk? It will set up an s3 account as a local drive. I'm not sure what sync capabilities it has natively, but your mac has rsync built-in and you could use that. There's more discussion about other Amazon s3 clients in the question about the best Amazon s3 file manager utility.
Check out LifeHacker's answer to the same question. In a nutshell, they said : a paid service like Backupify Gmail to Hotmail your favorite email client as IMAP unix 'fetchmail'
You can use a nice webapp (sic!) called Backupify to backup all your Gmail data (along with Twitter, Facebook and a bunch of other stuff).
There isn't a way to do it from the web interface, but there is an API for uploading documents. The google-docs-upload project seems to be exactly what you want, although I've not tried it myself.
I use backupify for online backups of gmail, flickr, twitter etc. There also appears to be a version for google apps(business version so you'll probably pay for it) but it's a great service and I've restored from it before.
You have two options: forward the emails to yourself and remove the attachments when doing it (and afterwards delete the original emails); or use a desktop client to download the emails via IMAP and remove the attachments from them (not deleting the entire emails as is specified in the example you mentioned) - Thunderbird and Outlook seem to allow it. ...
As a stopgap, there's a (third party) XML export bookmarklet here: http://bryanesmith.com/downloads/trello-dump/ Note: Using this bookmarklet can break HTTPS. You might want to logout and login again after using this tool.
If you want to download either individual components of your Facebook profile - photos, messages, wall posts, updates, friends etc - or indeed the whole thing, then you should use SocialSafe. You can specify what parts of your account that you back up to your own machine and the user interface makes it easy to browse or search through it. You can download ...
Wordpress exporting only includes the database entries for your site. Upon importing an xml file to another Wordpress installation an option is given to copy media from within those posts into the new installation.
Gmail has just rolled out a feature allowing users to back up their emails: https://www.google.com/settings/takeout : Old UI:
There is NO way that I know to do a complete backup (defined as an off-line copy that you can restore from). You can export your post and comments via Settings > Basic > Export Blog - and this will let you re-import those posts and comments into the same or another (Blogger) blog. You can save your template via Design > Edit HTML > Download full ...
For my iPhone, I use Google Sync, which works flawlessly. If you go to the Google Sync homepage, you'll see that they also have Contacts sync for Nokia S60. I would recommend trying Google Sync out. This will sync your contacts with Gmail's contacts, so you can even access them through any web browser.
The gdoc and gsheet files are, as you've discovered, simply pointers to the online version(s) of the file(s). (This only happens if you have the Google Docs app on your PC or Mac, of course.) The only way to make local backups of the files so that they contain your actual data would be to convert them to a different format. Converting a gdoc to a Word file ...
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