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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:
All settings and tasks will remain unchanged.
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:
* 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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