FEBE Firefox Extention

FEBE FEBE 101 - The Basics of Backing Up

FEBE- Backup các add-on và bookmarks...cho firefox!!!

FEBE- Backup các add-on và bookmarks...cho firefox!!! rất tuyệt khi cài lại firefox

Thông thường khi cài lại firefox bạn phải mất công cài lại các tiện ích add-on của Firefox, nếu chỉ có vài cái thì ko nói nhưng nếu có hàng chục cái thì sao. Bạn lại phải mất công vào trong trang chủ của Firefox>>Addons ( https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ )để cài lại tất cả quả là một cực hình.
Từ này đã có FEBE (Firefox extension backup extention), một tiện ích addon khác của firefox để giúp sao lưu phục hồi các addon và bookmark...!!!
Vào đây để cài đặt FEBE: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109

Khởi động lại firefox để cập nhât !!!

Vào menu Tools>>FEBE>>Febe options:

Các bạn vào tab Directory để chọn nơi lưu lại các addon, extions.

Sau đó vào lại Tools>>FEBE>> perform backup là xong

Note:  While this page refers to FEBE, the instructions for TEBE are very similar.

You may also want to see the Profile Restore Tutorial.

Any data backup regime or program should allow you to specify the basic concerns of

Here is a quick primer on the way to get FEBE up and running.  These functions can be found in the FEBE options window.  When running options, addition documentation for any item can be found by clicking the blue "i" icon: help icon

To access, click:  Tools > FEBE > FEBE Options

FEBE Options

What to backup

FEBE allows for two basic types of backups.  A "Selective" backup allows you to specify exactly what parts of Firefox to include.  Extensions and themes are rebuilt as separate, installable files (.xpi or .jar).  These files can be installed in any Firefox installation just as if they were pulled from the Firefox Add-ons page (AMO).  Simply open them with File > Open File...

The optional additional items are backed up (or actually exported) as .json or .fbu files.  JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is an industry standard text-orientated, human readable format.  FBU (FEBE backup) is just a renamed zip file and can be opened with any zip reader.

A "Full profile" backup includes everything contained in your Firefox profile.  It is all or nothing and cannot be selectively restored (at least not easily).  A restored profile will look exactly the same as when the backup was performed.

Directory window

Where to backup

Here is where you specify the location of your backups.  It can be a physical hard drive, flash drive, CD or DVD.  Generally speaking, if FEBE can find it with the browse button, it should work.

You can have each backup placed in its own folder by checking "Use timestamped directories" and specify how many backups you want to keep.  If performing a backup creates a folder that puts the count over the "Maximum backup directories to keep", FEBE will delete the oldest one.

Schedule window

When to backup

FEBE can schedule a backup on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.  Of course, Firefox must be running for the backup to take place.  A warning will occur one minute before the backup starts.  A tone will sound every 10 seconds and the statusbar icon will flash.  If you want to cancel the backup during this warning period, click the toolbar icon. If canceled, you must manually reschedule in FEBE options.

FEBE can also remind you to backup every so many days.  When this prompt appears, you can click a button to backup at that time.

A manual (on-demand) backup can be performed by  clicking Tools > FEBE > Perform backup.  If you have the FEBE icon displayed in the toolbar (View > Toolbars > Customize...) you can start the backup by clicking it.

More options

How to backup.

There are several options that determine how the backup operates.  You can have FEBE ignore disabled extensions, play sounds signaling a successful (or unsuccessful) backup, display the progress window, and more. 

You may want to include a copy of FEBE in the backup.  This can be useful when restoring to another computer where FEBE is not installed.

Box.net window

Some useful links:

Another option is to have a copy of the backups stored online.  FEBE can automatically upload the backup to your Box.net account.

Box.net offers different plans for online storage including a free 1GB option.  This option should be sufficient for most FEBE users.  There is, however, a maximum size limit of 10mb for each individual file.  If your full profile backup is greater than 10mb in size, it cannot be uploaded to the free account.  Other individual backup items (such as bookmarks, cookies, passwords, extensions and themes) are nearly always less than 10mb and should upload without problems.

Box.net premium accounts start at $25.00 US per year for a 2GB storage space with no limitations on upload size.  A free 14 day trial is available for all plans. 

If you sign-up using the link to the right, a portion of your payment will go to help defray FEBE development costs.