Getting Started

The program can be installed using the common installation file, regardless of OS version used. You can download a required file from a downloading page.


You can install the program in one of several editions:

  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Small Server
  • Network
  • Server Network

You will install any edition from the common setup file; you will define an exact functionality of your version by entering a registration key number. To learn more, please see Registration.

32- and 64-bit Versions

By default, Handy Backup installs a version that matches a type of your OS, i.e. a 32-bit version for a 32-bit OS, or a 64-bit version for a 64-bit OS.

Plug-in Dependences

Some plug-ins (including Database, CD/DVD and just a few more), can work correctly only under a particular 32- or 64-bit version of Handy Backup. If you need to change a version to a 32- or a 64-bit, please read a reference at the end of this article.


To install the program, please follow these steps:

  1. Launch the setup file.
  2. On the welcome screen, click Next.
  3. Read end user license agreement, and then click Next.
  4. Select what you want to install. There are three variants:
Installation: Custom Setup
  • Handy Backup. Select this option if you are planning to back up only one computer or small server.
  • Handy Backup Network /Handy Backup Server Network. Select this option to install Server edition and back up multiple networked computers. To control data of remote computers, you will need to install Workstations on them.
  • Network Agent. Select this option to install workstation or server software agent for Network or Server Network edition.

Selecting Between 32- and 64-bit Versions

Sometimes you need to force a 32- or a 64-bit version to install on your machine. In this case, select an OS type in the installation settings window, as shown below.

  1. Launch Handy Backup setup.
  2. On the welcome screen, select "Change recommended parameters".
  3. In a new window, select a desired version (32-bit or 64-bit) for your copy of Handy Backup.
Installing a 32-bit Version Handy Backup

After selecting a version type, continue installing as described above.

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Installing Standalone Version

Installing Server Version

Installing Workstation

Workstation Configuration


Quick Start

User Manual in PDF, version 7.1.2 (5.3 MB)

User Manual in PDF, version 6 (3 MB)

User Manual for v.6 (old version)

User Manual in PDF, version 7

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