Total Backup

Total backup is a method of computer backup that expects that you don’t perform explicit selection of data, but back up everything without any exceptions.

There are two main approaches to total backup:

  • Total Backup of PC Files. This approach suggests that you simply back up all objects that are accessible via your computer’s file system. The backup is a one-to-one copy of all files and folders, and if you accidentally delete some important document, you can restore it from a files-based total backup very quickly and easily.

  • Image-Based Backup. This method lets you create complete hard disk images. Unlike files-based method, total disk snapshots don’t access data through file system and contain operating system, boot records and all other hidden information. On the one hand, they provide higher data security, but on the other hand they are not very convenient, as the smallest object you can restore is an HDD partition.
Handy Backup Professional

Version 8.0.6, built on 2 October, 2019 . 105 MB
Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 89 USD per license.

Handy Backup Professional

The Professional edition of our software lets you create both files-based and image-based backups. Try it for 30 days for free!

Total Backup and Full Backup: Disambiguation

Total Backup is also sometimes used to refer to full backup (or archival backup), which is a general name for first backup in a series (implying that consequent backups won’t contain data backed up with the first one).

Total Enterprise Backup

In addition to local backup of computer data, we also offer a solution for multiple computers. The Network Server edition of our software lets you install client programs on all workstations and servers in the network, and then control all operations from one control point. This lets you perform total backup of all network data.

Download Handy Backup

Version 8.0.6, built on 2 October, 2019
105 MB

Note: Our software is designed for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003.

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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

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