Yandex.Disk Plug-in

Handy Backup uses the Yandex.Disk to save copies of Yandex.Disk cloud storage content, as well as for using this cloud storage for saving backups from other sources.


Using Yandex.Disk as Backup Destination

To save backup data on Yandex.Disk cloud storage, please follow the instruction below:

  1. Create a backup task and select your backup data on the Step 2.
  2. Select “Yandex.Disk” on the Step 3 by clicking on it.
  3. You will see a list of available Yandex.Disk configurations on the right panel.
Backup on Yandex.Disk with Handy Backup
  1. To create a new connection, double-click on the “Create a connection...” option. It opens a dialog.
New configuration Yandex.Disk backup
  1. Click the button “Connect to Yandex Disk”. It will open a browser window, where you must enter the login and password data to your Yandex account. After entering Yandex, please confirm usage of Handy Backup for accessing Yandex.Disk:
Connect to Yandex Disk for backup
  1. Return to Handy Backup. The program will test your new connection.
  2. Click twice on the name of your new Yandex.Disk configuration, to select it as a backup storage.
  3. Click OK and continue creating your task. No steps are specific for using Yandex.Disk.

Backing up Yandex.Disk Itself

All the actions described above are correct for using Yandex.Disk as data source. Select the Yandex.Disk plug-in from the “Clouds” list on the Step 2 instead of the Step 3, then create a new connection as shown before, and use it as a data source, selecting particular datasets for backup from it.

Backup Yandex.Disk: Select data for backup

Restoring Data from a Yandex.Disk Account

To restore your information from backup on Yandex.Disk, please follow the next sequence of actions:

  1. Open Handy Backup and create a new task, selecting restoration on the Step 1.
  2. On the Step 2, select the Yandex.Disk and an appropriate configuration to access data.
  3. Find the index file called backup.hbi in the data content on the account.
Restoring Data from a Yandex.Disk Account



  1. Select it to restore the backup dataset from Yandex.Disk to its original location.
  2. If you want to move the backup dataset to another place than original, click the “Change location” button.
    • In the dialog opened, select a new destination for your data.
Restoring Data from Yandex.Disk
  1. Click OK to return to the task wizard.
  2. Continue creating a restoration task as described in the User Manual.

Related page: Yandex.Disk Backup Software


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