Handy Backup Disaster Recovery - System Recovery Drive Software

Handy Backup Disaster Recovery

Handy Backup™ Disaster Recovery lets you back up and restore data independently of your main operating system. If your computer fails, you can instantly load from a recovery drive and restore your data either to the original hard drive, or to a different place.

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Version 7.11.0, built on 18 April, 2018
84,8 MB

The Basic Functions of Handy Backup Disaster Recovery

Handy Backup creates a fully functional recovery flash drive. It can save both Legacy-based and UEFI-driven bootable disk images with a sector-level precision. Then, it can boot from scratch and restore a selected image backup onto any drive partition on your PC, regardless of an OS currently used on it.

Obtaining Handy Backup Disaster Recovery

Users of Handy Backup Professional and higher editions can use their registration key (serial number) to register Disaster Recovery as well. If you want, you can use it as an individual program. Another way is to use the Disaster Recovery as a part of Handy Backup, by clicking on an icon on the main toolbar.

Handy Backup Professional

Version 7.11.0, built on 18 April, 2018 . 84,8 MB
Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 99 USD per license.

Handy Backup Professional

The Professional edition contains the Handy Backup Disaster Recovery utility for saving and restoring drive images. A 30-day free trial period!

Handy Backup Disaster Recovery Highlights

Below you can find some of the brightest features of Handy Backup Disaster Recovery:

  • Windows-style interface. The program is built on Handy Backup Web Access and reconstructs window-based interface, where all objects and parameters are represented as folders and files:
Task Parameters in Handy Backup Disaster Recovery
  • Complete computer backup. Handy Backup Disaster Recovery loads operating system from a recovery drive, and allows you to back up and restore your main HDD easily and smoothly, just as if it was a “cold” external device!
  • Selective backup. The utility can create disk images of an entire HDD, or back up specific partitions of your choice.
  • Sector-level backup. The image backup plug-in used in Handy Backup Disaster Recovery, utilizes low-level physical copying. This allows you to back up Ext2 (Linux), HFS (Mac OS) and other partitions as easily as FAT/NTFS for Windows.
  • Hard disk cloning. With Handy Backup Disaster Recovery you can quickly clone your hard drive! Just load from a recovery drive, create a Restore task, and select one drive image as a source of data, and a physical drive as a destination!
  • Support for Windows backups. Complete compatibility with Windows version of Handy Backup allows you to restore image-based backups that you make in Windows.
  • Logging. The software records detailed logs of all operations, which lets you always feel sure that the program saves your data.

Data for Backup

Handy Backup Disaster Recovery shares the same architecture that we have in Windows version of Handy Backup. At present it comes with two plug-ins:

  • File-system backup. All hard drives connected to your computer are mounted automatically, which lets you back up individual files and folders.
  • Disk Image backup. You can create disk images of any local or external hard drives, or any specific partitions, regardless of their file system.

Data can be stored to the following places:

  • Local and external hard drives
  • External drives
  • FTP locations
  • HBDrive

How to Work Handy Backup Disaster Recovery

At first, you need to install Handy Backup Disaster Recovery on a Flash or USB drive. This is done with the help of Disaster Recovery Installation Kit. Click the button on the main tool panel of Handy Backup:

Handy Backup Disaster Recovery

Learn more how to install HBDR.

  1. Then, you need to configure BIOS boot order, so that USB drives are loaded in the first place. For instructions, please see Setting BIOS Boot Order in the User Manual.
  2. When you load the system from the recovery drive, Handy Backup Disaster Recovery starts automatically. The welcome screen offers you to walk through a short overview and learn about main operations.
  3. The program lets you create tasks of two types: Backup and Restore. To set up a task, you need to define two parameters: What to Back up (Restore) and Where to Back up (Restore). Then just run the task - and you’re done!

For a detailed guide on installing and using the program, please see Handy Backup Disaster Recovery in the User Manual.

Video Titorial: Recovery Image Disk with Handy Backup Disater Recovery

This video tutorial will help you set up a backup of a Windows disk image using the Disk Handy Backup plug-in for disaster recovery!

Note: Instructions in this video suggest that you already have Handy Backup installed on your computer. If you still haven’t done so, don’t hesitate to download it

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