Handy Backup

By Novosoft Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2009

Handy Backup Standard offers users an easy, streamlined approach to backing up important files and folders. Novice users will especially appreciate the program's easy navigation.

The program's user interface doesn't waste your time with too many details. A menu and command toolbar resides at the top of the window. Newly created tasks and their details reside in the panels below the toolbar. A wizard walks you through the process of creating a new task. We were able to quickly add the files that we wanted to backup. From there, we were able to choose the backup location, including external devices such as a USB, CD, or DVD. The program comes with both compression and encryption features. Locating the schedule feature took a little time, but once we found it, we were able to customize our backup schedules on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The Log feature let us save logs of all of our backups for future reference, a small but important detail we appreciated.

Our only complaint with the program is that it installed icons on our Desktop without our permission. Still, novice users will find useful tips for getting started, and the built-in Help feature is sure to answer any questions. All in all, we highly recommend this program for any user interested in reliable file backup.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.3.6

Handy Backup 8.3.6 provides renewed interface and enhanced data saving scheme.


Release July 22, 2022
Date Added July 22, 2022
Version 8.3.6

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Handy Backup is an advanced data backup and recovery software for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Server 2012/2008/2003, and Linux. It provides full, incremental, and differential backup, and allows synchronization of local, LAN, FTP/FTPS/SFTP, WebDAV and Amazon S3 locations. The program supports backing up of files, folders, disk images, MySQL, MS SQL Server, MS Exchange Server, PostgreSQL, IBM DB2, IBM (Lotus) Notes/Domino, Oracle, and other server applications. Data can be copied to local drives, USB, Flash, FireWire, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, LAN network, WebDAV, Amazon S3, HBDrive, and other cloud storages. All backups can be ZIP-compressed to minimize required storing space. The product also provides 128-bit encryption to protect backups from unauthorized access. The software includes a smart scheduler which allows setting up the program only once to run backup and recovery tasks automatically on a minute to monthly basis. Handy Backup was rated as "Best Small Business App 2012" by editors of PCMag.
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