Handy Backup

Automatic backup & recovery software for computers & servers

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is an automatic backup and recovery solution designed to help individuals and businesses automate the processes for server backup, restoration, activity logging, data encryption, and more. Handy Backup lets users control backup operations by specifying them into full, incremental, mixed incremental, differential, and mixed differential backup types.

Key features of Handy Backup include disk cloning, bare-metal restore, backup scheduling, disaster recovery, and image deployment. Using FTP/FTPS/SFTP protocols, teams can back up files and databases to reduce downtime in case of server disasters. Plus, it comes with plug-ins for backing up tables of various databases including FoxPro, Access, Firebird, Sybase, and more.

Handy Backup enables businesses to receive notifications about completed tasks and operation results. Users can also manage data backup using numerous cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OwnCloud, Backblaze, Amazon S3, OneDrive, and OneDrive for Business. Handy Backup can be deployed on Windows Server 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), and 2016 or MS Windows 7/8/10 and Vista.

Pricing starting from:

US$39,00/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$39,00/one-time

  • Free Trial
  • One Time License

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Features

Total features of Handy Backup: 36

  • API
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Built-In Database
  • Compression
  • Customizable Reports
  • Database Support
  • Differential Backup
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Disk Cloning
  • Encryption
  • Image Deployment
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple System Support
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Remote Server Options
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retention Policy
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Server Monitoring
  • Storage Quantity Control
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • VM Backup
  • Web Access / Restoration

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(25)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4,2/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
3,4/5

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Leigh F.
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  • Industry: Wholesale
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Used Daily for close to 20 years

Reviewed on 2019/03/28

I have used this product since version 1. I own 3 licences for my 3 different computer locations. ...

I have used this product since version 1. I own 3 licences for my 3 different computer locations. It has saved my butt more than once. There is a small glitch with version 8 and one drive, but I'm certain it will get fixed.

This is part of my personal "Essentials" software that I keep for new computer set ups, or re-installations.

Pros

I like the ease of use, and the total flexibility. It has kept up nicely with available technology.

Cons

Customer support can be spotty. Re-registering on the same computer after a new version can be a pain.

Response from Novosoft

There is no greater satisfaction for our job than when we find out that our solution can serve the user for so many years! Thank you for being with us, Leigh!

As for technical support, we are trying very hard to ¿keep a hand of the pulse¿, but we recognize that some failures may occur (for example, during changing employees). In case of registration transfer, you can always use the link https://www.handybackup.net/registration-management.shtml, where you can reset the registration without an additional call to technical support.

Thank you again!

Best regards,
Natalya Sigaeva
Head of Novosoft Marketing Dept.

Tom C.
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  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Using Handy Backup both at home and at work

Reviewed on 2019/03/22

Because I didn't understand the incremental backups with versioning properly, I ended up starting...

Because I didn't understand the incremental backups with versioning properly, I ended up starting to fill up the 1 TB external drive pretty fast. So I ended up reformatting it (faster than deleting hundreds of thousands of files) and starting over with one of the simpler schemes.

Pros

A simple backup was very easy to set up. I recently bought a 1 TB portable hard drive, so I could back up files from the laptop I use at work and have copies of my daily work that I hadn't checked into a git repo yet.
I like that the files are stored the same as they are on the host computer. I used a backup program in the past that always zipped everything, and it was more difficult to restore files, or even see what your backup looked like. (Handy Backup has the option to zip too, but I won't be using it.)

Cons

The advanced backup types are a little hard to understand (mixed incremental and mixed differential). Some examples of what the backup types end up looking like on your machine would be nice.
Also, I didn't realize that I could only use the software on one machine -- lots of software today allows use on both home and work computers. So I bought one copy, and then found out I had to buy another -- at full price. If it was clearer I needed to buy two copies at the beginning, I could have used the multiple discount.

Response from Novosoft

It is very inspiring for us to read your review! Now we are deveolping some task samples to make advanced setup operations simpler. And regarding a license for a second computer, you may send us an email to [email protected] to ask for a discount for a second copy, citing us the fact that you have already bought Handy Backup earlier. Thank you for your participation!

Best regards,
Natalya Sigaeva
Head of Novosoft Marketing Dept.

Robert W.
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  • Industry: Business Supplies & Equipment
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Handy Backup 7

Reviewed on 2019/04/10

At present we use serveral Handy Backup 7 around the company. We use these to back up files each...

At present we use serveral Handy Backup 7 around the company. We use these to back up files each night and keep these for three copies.
Sometimes it will copy more that three copies, which is a problem I have, this may be the way I have set them up but I don't know.

Pros

Easy enough t o set up but leaving it to do the same job time after time, I find I could not trust it 100 %

Cons

Sometimes it copies more than set up for and leaving it to do the same job time after time. I could not trust it 100 %

Response from Novosoft

Dear Robert,

Thank you for the review. We're disappointed that you find our product unreliable.

Could you, please, write to the technical support at [email protected]? We'd like to get more information about problems you have to help you sort everything out.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

Tim C.
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  • Industry: Computer Networking
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Handy Backup user for years

Reviewed on 2019/04/03

Pros

Handy Backup has always served an essential need for me in terms of disaster recovery. While most of my data is stored on Network Attached Storage that is mirrored for redundancy in the event of a disk failure, mirroring does not prevent me from losing a file through inadvertent deletion.

Handy Backup has always been my backup software of choice to make a copy of my critical NAS files to local storage in the event of deletion.

Cons

I would appreciate additional alerting since I never review my log files. I set it and forget it and just assume it's working. It would be nice to receive an alert if a backup failed.

Response from Novosoft

Nice to get a review from you, Tim!

We'll try to implement your comment. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

David D.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Problem with backup of open files

Reviewed on 2020/06/28

For me, version 5 or earlier, perfection. Anything above this has the same file save issue.

For me, version 5 or earlier, perfection. Anything above this has the same file save issue.

Pros

Using version 5, fully featured, work extremely fast while performing every task that we require

Cons

Later versions will write a zero kb file over top of you last save. Not only does backup fail for that file, you also lose your previosly saved version.

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Handy Backup offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39,00/one-time
  • Pricing model: One Time License
  • Free Trial: Available

Handy Backup Standard: $39 Handy Backup Professional: $89 Handy Backup Small Business: $249 Handy Backup Server Network: $448

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Handy Backup has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Handy Backup supports the following languages:

English

Handy Backup supports the following devices:

Handy Backup integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Drive, OneDrive, ownCloud

Handy Backup offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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