Product Overview

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

Bootable Media

The main idea behind Disaster Recovery is to enable users to perform system recovery by loading from a recovery drive and treating their primary HDD as a "cold" external media. The recovery drive includes the following software:

  • Slax - a free Slackware-based LiveCD Linux distro
  • Java Runtime Environment - a computer environment implementing Java Virtual Machine
  • Handy Backup Java - an implementation of the program in Java
  • Web Access - a web-based interface that allows creating and running Handy Backup tasks via a browser
  • Mozilla Firefox - a free open source web browser

Technical Support and Updates

All registered users are entitled to free support by e-mail, phone or Skype. If you experience any problems, or have any questions about our software, please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance or send your feedback at

Our program is constantly updated and improved. To stay informed of the latest updates, please watch the product website at, or follow us on Twitter.

Multiplatform Solution

Basically, Disaster Recovery is a branch of Java Backup project, which aims at creating a platform-independent solution that can run on all systems supporting the Java software (including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Solaris and other).


Designed with extensibility in mind, the module shares all concepts and techniques employed in the original program (Windows version).

It has a similar task-based, plug-in-driven architecture, where all backup and restore operations are initiated by creating and running the respective tasks.

The program is compatible with image-based backups created in Windows, but not with tasks (as of the first release in August, 2010).

Licensing Information

You can use the module on only one PC, i.e. backups won’t run on other computers. Restore tasks are available regardless of the system.

For details, please see Registration in the User Manual.

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