Gmail Backup - Error

By RAVI SANKAR ยท 5 replies
Oct 5, 2016
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  1. Hi, Iam unable to take backup using gmailbackup software, earlier its worked and recently it stopped working and giving error as Error: IMAP: SEARCH command error: BAD ['Could not parse command']
    and Error log file contains as below

    D:\GmailBackup\\ DeprecationWarning: BaseException.message has been deprecated as of Python 2.6

    Can any one give a solution.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,998   +1,314

    You need a more current version of the program - - the 'DeprecationWarning' is tell us that the programmer didn't keep current with the changes in Python :sigh:

    RAVI SANKAR TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, Jobeard

  4. TechUser1

    TechUser1 TS Rookie

    I am using the latest released version of Gmail Backup 691 - 2009-2-20 and got the same error.

    What worked for me was checking the Newest Emails Only checkbox next to the date ranges on the UI.

    Then it started downloading.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,998   +1,314

    HUH? So it's ok with you that email back dated (say one month) is ignored?
  6. The C Man

    The C Man TS Rookie

    Uploaded this to another thread:

    Had the same problem as described and after a lot of trials and tribulation including managing to get it up and running, I thought, found that it had failed to update to the folder after 16 hours of downloading . As an ex Top Contributor to the Google forums and still posting I was determined to find a way around the problem. As of an hour ago I had an epiphany. I created a new folder and directed the backup to it. No problem downloading now including stops and re-starts. I will update a Community Manager at Google (the specific Gmail one) to see if Google can work out a fix from their end.

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