NovaBackup Professional

NovaBackup Professional

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.0
  • Total Downloads:
    24,533
  • Date Added:
    June 12, 2014
  • File Size:
    124.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    18
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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1 stars

"Tested and found lacking"

October 17, 2014  |  By beasleym

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.0

Pros

Seems to be a very nice backup system and has a nice, intuitive interface. Backs up fine to my NAS.

Cons

Half the equation is restore. If you can't build a decent restore system then the product is useless. Today it's got to download from a cloud or a NAS and be able to restore the whole system. This product requires ADK from Microsoft to work. Never could get the ADK to install which makes this product totally useless. Not necessarily Novabackups problem, but since they require it and it doesn't work then there product doesn't work.

Summary

Any product that relies on 3rd parties and doesn't work shows they have a major hole in their product when they don't verify that everything works.

Definitely a no-buy, so don't waste your time on buying or downloading and trying.

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2 stars

"Restore UI Speed Unusably Slow"

June 23, 2014  |  By jwwicks

 |  Version: NovaBackup Professional 16.0

Pros

Relatively clear cut interface. Backup media works and eventually does what it's supposed to do. Recovery disk easy to setup. The actual restore/backup speed is relatively quick.

Cons

Bought a 3 PC license v16.0 and I backed up a 360GB HD that was was giving a SMART warning in my HP laptop. No issues creating the backups or recovery images. Restoring however to a 1TB drive failed, even with device independent restore set. I chalked this up to a difference in drive sizes and decided to just reinstall the OS from scratch and restore my files from the backup.

The problem with this is that the interface for restoring individual files and directories is unusably slow. navigating to the directory or set of files can sometimes take over 10 minutes to refresh the screen. Restoring individual files to another location also creates unneeded paths/folders in the target location. For example, restoring files from c\users\me\docs to c\users\you\docs creates subfolders c\users\you\c\users\me\docs.

Also updates for the software only provided for short time, one month, unless you buy an premium upgrade.

Online storage solutions/providers very limited.

Summary

I bought this product because Top10Reviews had it listed as #1. Normally they have good reviews but this one's an epic fail. I have no idea how they could be #1 for 5 years.

Bottom line I'm asking for my money back using the 30 day guarantee and going with another product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.0
  • Support for Windows 8.1
  • Military Grade Encryption for Disaster Recovery Images
  • Over 400 Product Enhancements
  • Faster, Cleaner, more Reliable Backup Engine
  • Faster Backup Speeds
General
Publisher NovaStor
Publisher web site http://www.novastor.com
Release Date May 13, 2014
Date Added June 12, 2014
Version 16.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 124.19MB
File Name Setup-NB-Prof.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,533
Downloads Last Week 18
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $49.95

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