Updating from Earlier Versions

Handy Backup is a live product that is regularly updated. We add new features, fix bugs, improve performance, introduce GUI optimizations and make other changes, releasing updates every 1-2 months. You can always get the latest version from the product website: www.handybackup.net/download

At present, all updates need to be made manually. To do it, follow these steps:

  1. Check that there is a new version available on the website.
  2. Uninstall an old version.
  3. Download and install the new version.

All settings and tasks will remain unchanged.

  1. If you are using the Network or Server Network edition, carefully check if there are any special update instructions. You will need also to reinstall Workstations, so they can work with the latest Server version.

Updating from Version 7

Since version 7, the software has undergone a major upgrade, and there is no way to transfer or convert tasks between versions (up to version 7.8.2).

In the version 7.8.2 and later, you can migrate tasks automatically. To do it, export* all tasks from your version 7, then install the version 8 and import* these tasks to the new version.

Warning! MS SQL and Oracle backup tasks will not convert directly from version 7 to 8, due to changes in basic plug-in configuration!

Learn more about Export and Import tasks.

Recommended way of migrating from version 7 to version 8 is as follows:

  1. Open task properties in version 7, browse and keep these properties manually.
  2. Download and install the latest version.
  3. Create a similar task set in version 8, making all properties for each task according to properties retrieved from version 7 tasks.
  4. Repeat step 3 for all tasks of the old version.

* Note that you can import tasks only in a purchased version Handy Backup, not in a free trial version!

To learn more about creating tasks, please see Managing Data.

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