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Handy Backup - Backups Made Easy

Review: Handy Backup
Version: 4.0 Build Sept 2nd 2004
Reviewer: Womble
Provided By: Novosoft Inc
Review Date: October 2004



Handy Backup is a small yet powerful program designed to allow people to automatically back up their critical data to virtually any type of storage media or even to an FTP server.

Other features of this product allow you to synchronise files between two computers on a network, to do full or incremental backups of individual files or entire folders. With a number of add-ons available for this product that will allow you to facilitate the backup of MS Outlook, system registry and ICQ files, this is a program that will make sure that you will never lose that valuable data again.

For anyone who has important documents on a computer that you canít afford to lose but with a tendency not to make the backups when they should be done, this is a program that will do everything you need it to do and more. One factor that makes this program stand out against many other products in this area is the ability to automate backups to different mediums as well as to FTP servers along with the ability to compress or encrypt backups. All of these things makes this a top notch program.

In Handy Backupís own words:

Handy Backup 4.0 is an easy-to-use program designed for an automatic backup of your data to any type of storage media including CD-RW devices and remote FTP servers. Handy Backup is intended for personal and corporate users in a networking environment or on a single machine.

  • Support for different types of backup storage including FTP, removable media and all types of LANS
  • Full CD-RW support with disc spanning enabling user to divide a large backup set into parts saved onto several discs
  • Speed selection for CD-RW burning
  • Integrated ZIP compression
  • 128 bit encryption support for stored data
  • Flexible and powerful scheduler
  • Multi-threaded transfer engine that executes backups in the background with minimum system resource consumption
  • Backup of several folders or files at a time
  • Activity log in RTF format for each backup item
  • Option to run backup on log on/log off
  • Options to set any other program to run before/after running a backup item;
  • Flexible file selection and file masks handling
  • Special plugins to backup your Outlook, ICQ and registry data (installed separately)
  • MD4/MD5 password support for FTP backups
  • E-mail notification about operation results
  • Import/export of all settings and registration status
  • Windows XP compatible user interface
  • Command line interface for professional users

Next we'll take a look at the install proccess...


1. Introduction
2. Installation
3. Program Run Through
4. Test Machine And Data
5. Testing The Program
6. Positives And Negatives
7. Conclusions
8. Final Word

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