Icebox Plug-in Icebox cloud is the "slow" cloud service for keeping big amounts of data for relatively rare access, like magazine archives and old website copies. It is provided by cloud service. The Icebox plug-in lets Handy Backup using Icebox accounts either as backup sources or as data storages, using the cloud API to make data exchange.

Using the Mail.Ru Icebox Plug-In as Data Source

To back up data from a particular account on the Icebox, please follow the short instruction provided below:

  1. Make a new backup task, and go to the Step 2 to select a backup dataset.
  2. Select the " Icebox" option in the "Cloud" group on the left panel.
Select Icebox for backup data
  1. Add it to the list of data sources by clicking on it, and select a configuration for backing up your data from a particular plug-in.
  2. If you have no configuration to access your Icebox account yet, click on the "Create a connection" option.

    4.1. In the next dialog window, enter your keys (access and secret) to a Icebox account, and give some definitive name for this configuration to use it later on Steps 2 or 3.
Create a new Icebox configuration for backup
  1. Return to data selection dialog. The program will test your new Icebox connection.
  2. Click on your new Icebox configuration to use it as data source.
  3. Select the content from your account to backup by marking files and folders with checkboxes.
  4. Click OK to continue creating your tasks. Other steps of the task creation are unspecific for backing up from Icebox cloud.

Backup Data to Icebox

If you want to use Icebox as a vault for data copies, select it on the Step 3 of the task creation wizard.

Backing up to Icebox

For this case, you may also want to create a new account for accessing Icebox. To make an account, please follow the short instruction below:

  • Click "Create an account" button in the Icebox connection setup dialog.
  • You will see a new browser window with an Icebox registering page opened. Create your new account by providing and receiving all necessary data for it.
  • After finishing, return to Handy Backup. Now you can use your new account as backup destination.

Recovering Backups from Icebox

To restore information from a backup on the Icebox, please use the following instruction.

  1. Open Handy Backup and create a new restoration task on the Step 1.
  2. On the Step 2, select the Icebox plug-in with a configuration that you need.
  3. Browse your Icebox content for a file backup.hbi, which is an index file that contains all necessary information about automatic data recovery.
Restoring Data from Icebox Account
  1. Select this file and click "Next" until a final step to restore your data to its original place.
  2. If you want to restore data from Icebox to some other place, click "Change Location".

    5.1. Select a new place for data recovered from your backup, to copy or clone it automatically.
  3. When finishing selection, click OK and return to the task creation wizard.
  4. Continue creating the restoration task according to this User Manual. All other recovering steps are not specific for obtaining data from Icebox cloud accounts.

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