Handy Backup Features

Handy Backup

Automatic backup & recovery software for computers & servers

4.42/5 (24 reviews)

Handy Backup Feature Summary

  • Backup Scheduling
  • Bare-Metal Restore
  • Differential Backup
  • Disk Cloning
  • Encryption
  • Image Deployment
  • Local Server Options
  • Remote Server Options
  • Storage Quantity Control
  • VM Backup
  • Web Access / Restoration

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API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Backup
Backup Management
Built-In Database
Compression
Customizable Reporting
Data Recovery
Database Integration
Disaster Recovery
Email Alerts
Monitoring
Multiple Format Support
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Secure Data Storage
Server Monitoring
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
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API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Analysis
Ad hoc Reporting
Automatic Backup
Backup Management
Built-In Database
Compression
Customizable Reporting
Data Recovery
Database Integration
Disaster Recovery
Email Alerts
Monitoring
Multiple Format Support
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Management
Secure Data Storage
Server Monitoring
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
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Handy Backup Feature Reviews

20 reviewers had the following to say about Handy Backup's features:

Tim Culp

Handy Backup user for years

2019-04-03

Pros

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.

Cons

I would appreciate additional alerting since I never review my log files.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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.

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Jeff Irish

Needed an alternative to our VM backup software for our one Standalone box

2019-04-02

Handy seems to be doing a good job, and backups are occurring on schedule, and restore of data has been fine.

Pros

Easy to setup and configure, reporting is easy

Cons

Some of the rules were a little weird, but was able to work it out quickly

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Dear Jeff, we are happy to hear from you. Thanks for the review! It's great that you find our product helpful.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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Zaid Yousif

Good friendly software

2019-04-26

I like it very much and their customer support is really good.

Pros

Can backup all my hard drives with single click.

Cons

Its good software, maybe in future revision a mobile app can be added so we can do the update for our systems remotely using or mobile devices.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks for your kinf review, Zaid! It's a pleasure to know you find our software helpful. As for a mobile app - it'd be a really great solution and we definately will think about it.

Kind regards,
Handy Backup Team

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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 1-10 employees)

Sync

2019-03-30

As a project manager, I use to work outside of my office and I have to always up to date with all update drownings, documents etc.

Pros

I use Handy Backup as the main backup options beside another cloud backup storage.

Cons

Once you got familiar with it, it is easy to use and reliable

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


We're pleased to see your review! Have a great experience using Handy Backup!

Kind regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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SAVVAS DAMASKINOS

Solved my sync problems

2019-04-01

Pros

Handy Backup solved my problem syncing cameras data on cloud (dropbox,gdrive) so i dont worry loosing data

Cons

Running as service and very easy setup..

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


We are glad to see your review, Savvas! It is nice to be helpful for you!

Handy Backup Team

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Charles Kang

Does the job

2019-03-29

If I have to setup a similar process on another server, I'd come back and purchase Handy Backup again.

Pros

I got the whole process down in about two or three tries.

Cons

The log could use some improvement. I was getting a lot of errors because of naming convention issues so I was looking at thousands of errors. Maybe somehow categories if it's the same error, then mention how many times it happened.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thank you for your feedback, Charles! We are glad to be of help to you. We will definitely discuss the issue of simplifying the log with the developers.
If you decide to buy an additional Handy Backup license, you can contact us by email at sales@handybackup.net to let us know that this is not your first purchase, so we will definitely give you a discount for a second license.

Best regards,
Natalya Sigaeva
Head of Novosoft Marketing Dept.

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Eric Lemire

A must have tool for techs

2019-03-23

I love that I can point it at the server setup a list of users and let it run.

Pros

This software makes it so incredibly easy for me to create backups of my users systems and emails before doing a migration.

Cons

The interface feels a bit dated but nothing you can't use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks for the summary, Eric! We're glad you find our product simple and effective.

Kind regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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Seth Glassman

Good product

2020-02-25

Reliable backups of my data

Pros

Easy to set up and use.

Cons

Customer service difficult to contact in person. Emails sometimes delayed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad that we helped you! We are constantly working on improving our team of technical support.

If you have any questions, please contact us via mail: supporthb@novosoft.net

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Erdal Onurhan

Simple and Effective

2019-03-25

Pros

User-friendly interface. Does what it is supposed to da fast and accurately.

Cons

None, so far. I have not encountered any difficulties.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks for your great review, Erdal!

We're happy to know that you find Handy Backup simple and don't encounter any difficulties at all. Keep on getting a great experience!

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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Tom Crosley

Using Handy Backup both at home and at work

2019-03-22

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

I like that the files are stored the same as they are on the host computer.

Cons

If it was clearer I needed to buy two copies at the beginning, I could have used the multiple discount.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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 sales@handybackup.net 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.

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John Carolin

Like the Product but Support is Lacking

2020-02-25

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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: supporthb@novosoft.net 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!

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Robert Wishart

Handy Backup 7

2019-04-10

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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 support@handybackup.net? We'd like to get more information about problems you have to help you sort everything out.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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Matt Barker

Ideal for backing up IMAP email accounts

2019-04-02

Handy Backup allows me to backup the IMAP email accounts associated with my webhosting to safe guard against loss of email messages in the event of a failure at my hosting provider (which has happened in the past!)

Pros

The standard version of the software is great value for money and is easy to set up.

Cons

My only minor criticism would be that the interface for version 7 looks a little dated but this seems to have been addresses in version 8 which looks very modern.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks, Matt!
We're glad you find Handy Backup effective for your business. You're right - the interface looked a little old-fashioned, but in version 8 we enhanced it, and now it looks better. Enjoy your work!

Kind regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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David Driessens

Problem with backup of open files

2020-06-28

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
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Stephen Mauger

Personal use

2019-03-22

Pros

I like the fact that it does mirror backups instead of image, because I want the ability to restore individual files at time instead of a complete restore.

Cons

Can't think of anything. I like all the features and install and usage is intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks for your review, Stephen! The native-format recovery is the one of key features for Handy Backup, and it is wonderful to hear that you find this function useful!

Handy Backup Team

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Leigh Follestad

Used Daily for close to 20 years

2019-03-28

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

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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.

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Raleigh Jobes

Excellent Backup Program

2019-03-29

I periodically will go in and create a new backup and that way I can have previous information to go back to when I need it.

Pros

This program is very easy to use and does a clean, excellent job of backing up everything.

Cons

It does take some room for the backup but I have planned for that so it really isn't a problem.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Dear Raleigh!
Thank you for your personal cooperation! On behalf of the Handy Backup Development Team, we express our sincere appreciation for your feedback.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team

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Ron Dornbusch

Great product and very cost affective

2019-03-22

i have used handy backup for many years and now that the newer version support VSS even better :)

Pros

it is very easy to install and configure and good price point

Cons

i really don't have anything bad to say about the product...it is great for the price point

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thanks for your kind review, Ron!
It's a pleasure for us to realize that we have such loyal clients for many years. We do our best for your further great experience in using Handy Backup.

Best regards,
Handy Backup Team.

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Yehia El-Samragy

Very good one.

2020-02-25

I see that this soft ware achieves my needs

Pros

It is easy to use. It is convenience and ideal for me.

Cons

I don't see any elements could be raised to answer this question.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thank you very much for your feedback. It's great to be useful to people!

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Todd Anderson

Handy Backup

2020-03-02

Pros

It is easy to configure and set up a new job.

Cons

We have not found any Cons with Handy Backup.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Novosoft


Thank you very much for your feedback! We will try to make our product better and better!

Regards, Handy Backup Team

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