About Handy Backup
Handy Backup is a popular backup software solution released by Novosoft, LLC. Since 2002, this software established popularity among individual users and companies throughout the entire world.
Let us tell briefly about its history, achievements and perspectives!
Version 8.5.0, built on September 19, 2023
The History of Handy Backup
The Good Start
The origins of Handy Backup are from 2002, when Novosoft released a first modern version of this solution. It was concentrated on things such as backup for Windows registry and ICQ data.
The Server Network
The version 5.7 was released in May, 2007 and allow centralized enterprise network backup through the version called Handy Backup Server Network. This edition still exists now in Handy Backup 7 and 8.
The Big Difference
In March, 2008 the Handy Backup 6 divided the product by three versions: standard, professional and server edition. This difference still exists, depending on available plug-ins, functions and price tag.
The Plenty of Plug-ins
Version 6 also brings a big bunch of different plug-ins for different data types and storage. Since this version, Handy Backup can save copies for SQL and ODBC databases, clouds, FTP and other data.
Updates and Upgrades
The USB-driven Disaster Recovery utility was introduced in 2009, with a capability of standalone recovery from a disk image to any drive on a computer. Now Disaster Recovery bases on Slax 9 Linux.
"Hot" Cloud Solutions
Since 2014, bunch of cloud service plug-ins to store and backup data entered service, including WebDAV and S3 interfaces, as well as dedicated popular clouds such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive
Professional Software for Backup to Clouds & Other Storages
+ External and Local HDD, WebDAV, USB, Network
Virtual Machine Backup
In 2015, Novosoft introduces virtual machine plug-ins for VMware Workstation and Hyper-V technologies. In addition, the System Recovery plug-in can make a VHD drive image to use it in a VM.
Email Backup via IMAP
Through dedicated "E-mail" and "Gmail" plug-ins introduced in 2016, Handy Backup can save emails from a Web mail service without third-party clients or bridges. This option works via the IMAP protocol.
Current main versions of Handy Backup are 7 and 8, with the later version allowing modernized and simplified interface and some new capabilities for collecting data copies. Key features of modern versions are listed in the next short list:
The Novosoft Company: Rally to Achievements
Despite the big popularity and constant updates of Handy Backup, this product is not a single solution that Novosoft brings now on IT market. The two other product lines are also highly demanded and have stable increasing interest among users and companies in the entire world.
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