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NovaBackup Professional

$49.95

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.5
  • Total Downloads:
    25,777
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    131.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

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3 stars

"Great until you have to use it"

November 28, 2015  |  By Cody Daley

2015-11-28 13:52:52  |  By Cody Daley

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

Scheduling works great. I found the configuration and error tolerance settings for the back-ups robust and well optioned.

Cons

I had a catastrophic hard drive failure, restoring files from the back-up is a long, multi-step process involving first importing your backup off of whatever media it was on (which, let me tell you, if you have a rather large amount of data, takes a very long time) then, once you've imported the file, you then restore the data (which once again, takes a very, very, long time if you have quite a lot of data).

Summary

It did its job exactly as advertised, but the back-up restoration process could be much smoother, it was enough of a chore to get everything back together after a hdd failure without having to effectively load your data backup twice in order to retrieve your files.

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4 stars

"V17 fixes much; adds Win 10, VMs; ok upgrade $$"

November 12, 2015  |  By CNET-W4CHL

2015-11-12 14:01:32  |  By CNET-W4CHL

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

+ full feature Backup/Restore package
+ creates DR copy quickly, especially compared to regular incremental backups
+ client is fully back level compatible for restoring backups from old versions
+ upgrade is cost effective for multiple workstations
+ integrated Anti Virus (AV) scanning
+ works well with iSCSI NAS, especially with dedupe & compression enabled on the NAS (ZFS on EonNAS or NAS4Free)
+ matures support for HyperV and VMware (ESXi) VMs

Cons

- not the fastest Backup/Restore tool around
- did away with chunking option creating partial backup files up to 2GB , big mistake IMO
- compression adds heavy overhead to backup process, on a quad core 3GHz i5 Windows 7 machine with 16GB memory with RAID10 USB3 attached a 10x slowdown when compression is enabled, better to enable on your NAS to compress (only 3x slower with NAS compression on Gb network)
- heavy duty marketing and e-mail blitzes come often!
- Central Management Console no longer separate product or affordable for SMB/SOHO, part of much higher price NB for NAS

Summary

Net: good stable package, full feature, reasonable price especially for upgrade (now at v17).

I have been a long time user of NovaBackup, so familiarity is a major plus. All of our workstations are covered, and multiple NovaBackup licenses are bundled with some popular NAS offerings (Buffalo Technologies). I have used v11 (bundled), v12 (free upgrade), v14 (bundled) and now v17 (group upgrade). I have tried 4 competitors over the past couple of years and though 3 are faster and one more comprehensive, none were as stable as v14 or v17 of NovaBackup on Windows 7 and now Windows 8.1 and 10. The DR DVD build option works well now. However the former growth path for SOHO or small SMB customers is gone. Current NovaBackup for NAS prices put this out of reach for most SOHO/sSMB.

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3 stars

"Not easy for a novice to understand"

March 26, 2015  |  By johnchaffey

2015-03-26 15:02:25  |  By johnchaffey

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

Well, it seems to work, but I won't know until my HDD crashes. So, benefit of the doubt, that's at least a 3.

Cons

It is unclear (to me, a novice) what I had to do to recover from a HDD crash. You can make a "Backup", but I don't think that works. You need a "Disaster Recovery" something.. FAQ and manuals assume too much. Written for fellow software engineers, I think.

Summary

It sounds like it should be a good product, but I have been waiting 3 days now for a quick answer to a simple question. You can "buy" support, but shouldn't you get the basics included? Not at all impressed with customer support.

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5 stars

"This is very good software!"

March 19, 2015  |  By iprohockey

2015-03-19 13:40:31  |  By iprohockey

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

-Easy
-Good Flow
-Price
-All Inclusive
-US Support!

Cons

Nothing to report.

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5 stars

"Solid product for critical backups"

March 06, 2015

2015-03-06 08:29:37

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

Runs every night without fail. Set up for cycle of 1 full-backup, 6 incrementals, then repeat.cycle.

Cons

My only problem was getting the backups setup like I wanted. A bit complex until you do it a few times.

Summary

Recommend 1-terrabyte or larger backup destination (depending on size of backups). I have a 3-terrabyte internal unit. My database is 70gigabytes.

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5 stars

"Seems solid."

March 05, 2015  |  By angelasmith24

2015-03-05 10:40:18  |  By angelasmith24

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.5

Pros

For me, everything worked like I expected. I set up an automatic daily incremental backup and did a test restore to another location after a few days. Worked without any hassle. It runs every night and only takes a few minutes to update the incremental (I am getting notices of successful backups).

Cons

None that I know of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.5
  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • Military Grade Encryption for Disaster Recovery Images
  • Now Backup to Dropbox, One Drive and More for Local AND Online Data Protection
  • Faster, Cleaner, more Reliable Backup Engine
  • Faster Backup Speeds
General
Publisher NovaStor
Publisher web site http://www.novastor.com
Release Date December 18, 2014
Date Added February 19, 2015
Version 16.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 131.75MB
File Name Setup-NB-Prof-CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,777
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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