Microsoft backup

Microsoft backup means the process of saving data and different settings from different Microsoft applications. Designed natively for Windows and Microsoft environment, Handy Backup allows creating copies from any Microsoft data types.

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Different Aspects of Microsoft Backup

All Microsoft programs and tools can be divided into three groups by the main function; these are OS Microsoft Windows, server-like applications like Exchange or Microsoft SQL Server, or client-side tools like different components of Microsoft Office.

Handy Backup has different approaches for backing up data from each of the groups. Let us speak about these approaches slightly more detailed.

Backing up Microsoft Windows

Handy Backup allows creating Windows backup of disk image data (bootable) or any crucial Windows components, like user libraries or registry, for any actual edition and version of Microsoft Windows from the upcoming Windows 10 to Windows XP or even Windows 2000.

Server editions, like Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 (with R2 service pack, too) or Windows SBS 2011 edition to Windows Server 2003 are supported alike, allowing user organizing fast and stable backup for different server software.

Microsoft Server Applications Backup

To save copies of data from different server-side applications developed by Microsoft, Handy Backup has a powerful set of standard and extended features, allowing backing data in “hot” mode without stopping any server processes.

  • Backing up MS SQL Server. The dedicated feature for MS SQL backup is available for server editions of Handy Backup (or as an extra option for other editions). It can save entire database structures, as well as restore these data.
  • Backup of MS Exchange. The popular corporate messenger is fully supported by Handy Backup. An administrator can copy all Exchange data to safe location(s) and then restore it, to no slowing business messaging interchange.

Other server-type applications are also eligible for backup with Handy Backup software solutions. All you need is to know the exact location of data you want to store as copies, and after you will sign these locations, Handy Backup will do the rest automatically.

Backing up Data from Client-side Microsoft Programs

To complete the overview of Handy Backup features for Microsoft backup, we will list some backup solutions for user-level programs. Much of these programs can be found on almost any Windows-based PC throughout the world.

  • Backing up E-mails. Microsoft Outlook backup is a standard data option for Handy Backup. User can save any (or all) data from his or her account selected by this feature, to restore these data intact after any necessity.
  • Microsoft Office Backup. Just select the files you need to save (e.g. *.xlsx or *.docx) by extension using the “File filters…” button and the Computer data source option, to find and save automatically all your office documents, tables or presentations.
  • Backup for Access Databases. MS Access backup has no special feature in Handy Backup. Instead, just select and save all folders or separate files containing your important Access information, as described above for Office documents.
    See how to backup database in Access.
  • Windows libraries and user folders. These are the two dedicated features for backing up all personal data for Windows users. With no doubt, you can select particular parts of these data to backup and restore using Handy Backup.


Microsoft backup with Handy Backup as the tool of choice provides much advantages, the high level of automation and extreme reliability of backups are just two of these. In addition, as mentioned above, it is almost always the conditions available for “hot” backup.

Another great advantage is Handy Backup saving all backup data by default in native data formats, allowing using these data immediately from backups, or just copying the files needed from backups to different data locations using file managers like Windows Explorer.

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