Handy Backup

Automatic backup & recovery software for computers & servers

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Handy Backup Overview

What is 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.

Handy Backup Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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


Handy Backup Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Handy Backup task wizard
Handy Backup item wizard
Handy Backup tasks
Handy Backup new task
Handy Backup backup scheduling
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Handy Backup Reviews

Handy Backup Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
16

Very good
5

Average
1

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,2
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
3,6
88% recommended this app
Leigh F.

Used Daily for close to 20 years

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.


Tim C.

Handy Backup user for years


Robert W.

Handy Backup 7

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.


David D.

Problem with backup of open files

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


John C.

Like the Product but Support is Lacking

Like the software, but wish support was helpful


Leigh F.
Industry: Wholesale
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Used Daily for close to 20 years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tim C.
Industry: Computer Networking
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Handy Backup user for years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/03
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Robert W.
Industry: Business Supplies & Equipment
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Handy Backup 7

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

David D.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Problem with backup of open files

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

John C.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Like the Product but Support is Lacking

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/02/25
Review Source: Capterra

Like the software, but wish support was helpful

Pros

Interface, features and functionality.

Cons

I have contacted support for a couple of issues and either have not heard back, or the assistance provided was not helpful. At this point, I am still having problems with backing up to my NAS

Response from Novosoft

Thank you for your feedback! We are constantly working on improving our program and the support team. Unfortunately, no one is protected from the force majeure situations. If you have any problems, please contact us via email: [email protected] On 25th of February we have released a new version of the program - 8.1.2, special attention was paid to the NAS. Thank you in advance!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 24 user ratings
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Handy Backup Pricing

Handy Backup Pricing

Starting from
US$39,00
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 24 user ratings
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Handy Backup Features

Handy Backup Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
User Management
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
4,2/5
Based on 24 user ratings
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Additional information for Handy Backup

Additional information for Handy Backup

Key features of Handy Backup

  • Backup Log
  • Compression
  • Disaster Recovery
  • File Filter
  • Incremental Backup
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple System Support
  • Retention Policy
  • Secure Data Storage

Handy Backup FAQs

Handy Backup FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Handy Backup.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Handy Backup offer?

Handy Backup offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$39,00

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

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

Q. What are the main features of Handy Backup?

Handy Backup offers the following features:

  • Backup Log
  • Compression
  • Disaster Recovery
  • File Filter
  • Incremental Backup
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple System Support
  • Retention Policy
  • Secure Data Storage

Q. Who are the typical users of Handy Backup?

Handy Backup has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Handy Backup support?

Handy Backup supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Handy Backup offer?

Handy Backup has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does Handy Backup support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Handy Backup supports

Q. What other apps does Handy Backup integrate with?

Handy Backup integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, ownCloud

Q. What level of support does Handy Backup offer?

Handy Backup offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials