Handy Backup 4.0: Backups Made Easy


 








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Review:
Handy
Backup

Version: 4.0 Build Sept 2nd
2004


Reviewer: Womble
Provided
By:
Novosoft
Inc


Review
Date:
October
2004


 


Introduction:






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
can’t 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 Backup’s 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…