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  • Main Window
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  • Main Window
  • Backup Wizard Window
  • Status Window
  • Backup Job Scheduling Options
  • File Selection Window
  • Express Wizard
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Editorial review

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 14.1
“Better safe than sorry” is a simple saying, yet so full of meaning. If you guide your life by this proverb and prefer to be well-prepared for unfortunate events at all time, then you’re probably one of those people that don’t back up their data only occasionally, but on a constant basis.
Nova Backup is perfect especially for this kind of people.

I like a lot of things about this program, including the fact that it can back up files both to local folders and to online storage destinations. Its neat and intuitive interface is also very handy, especially since it includes easy-to-use wizards that guide the users through the creation and execution of the backup jobs. The backup speed is also more than satisfactory.

In my book, a big plus of this tool is also represented by the fact that it supports the automatic scheduling of the backup tasks, regardless of their type, may they be full, incremental or differential. Therefore you can configure the backup job only once and then rest assured that the program will take care of the rest.

In conclusion, Nova Backup is one of the simplest and most reliable backup applications one can find. It manages to remain simple and straightforward despite the fact that it includes all the functions and features one could need from such software.


  • Can perform full, incremental or differential backups.
  • High backup speeds.
  • Neat and intuitive interface.


  • A bit pricey.

What's new in version 16.1

- NovaBACKUP Easily Integrates with Your Newest Operating System.
- More than 400 product enhancements have been made in this release, including Holiday Scheduling and the ability to restore Legacy Hyper-V/Vmware/SQL/Exchange files to an alternate location without requiring a VDF extraction.

What's new in version 15.0

- Complimentary One-on-One Installation Appointment with Every Order
- Support for the latest OS Technologies: Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2
- Non-Staging Backups for VMWare, Hyper-V, SQL, Exchange
- Enhanced Encryption on Universal Restore
- Improved Intelligence, Logging and Reporting
- Under the hood enhancements

What's new in version 14.5

-Create Disaster Recovery and System Image boot disc.
-Increased S3/FTP backup and application UI speeds.
-UEFI boot support.
-Add NAS and network locations once and use universally by all backup jobs.
-Import backup media from secured NAS or network locations.
-Mount disaster recovery images as drives: Restore individual files from your image.

What's new in version 14.1

Now Supports Windows 8.
Disaster Recovery - Dissimilar Partition Size Restore

What's new in version 14.0

Now Supports Windows 8.
Disaster Recovery - Dissimilar Partition Size Restore

What's new in version 13.1

Faster Backups:

- With new compression methods and multi-core processor optimization, NovaBACKUP 13.1 ran backups 5X faster in same-system testing.
- Reduced backup times by 80% or more;
- With increased core systems, results are even more dramatic!

Faster Load Times:

- Software now loads and runs 3x faster or more in testing.

More Efficient Use of Storage Space / Retention Management

- Reduced system load and increased stability of system.
Now choose:
• How long to keep backups
• How many backups to keep
• How many versions of a backup to maintain.

Now with True Universal Restore Capability (v13.0, v13.1)

- Industry-Best Disaster Recovery.
- Restore to any system, even dissimilar hardware (different brands or types of computer hardware)
- System recovery on dissimilar hardware is reliable and smooth process… in contrast to other software vendors.
- Fuels Universal Restore and Bare Metal Recovery with Microsoft's original Win PE.
- Recover Complete Systems in less than 30 minutes
- Higher availability of critical systems
- No extra fee.

What's new in version 13.0

NovaBACKUP 13.0 is our latest, state-of-the-art backup solution.
Disaster Recovery Significantly Improved!

Completely redesigned and best-in-industry disaster recovery function.
Full, incremental and differential imaging for fast and resource-efficient imaging
Recover entire systems to dissimilar hardware
Windows PE support guarantees a consistently updated boot environment for complete system recovery
Access to individual files and folders of images
Backup and restore of encrypted hard drives and other systems specific properties

Improvements and refinements include:
Award winning product interface for ease of use
Automatic scheduling for convenience and reliability
Local and online backup destinations
Time based restore of individual files
Comprehensive NAS destination support
Much More

What's new in version 12.5

Keep advanced security measures in place when backing up and restoring large data loads to and from NAS devices.
Support for Microsoft SQL 2012 added to standard SQL and Exchange support.
Protect all Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange data on one server plus all VMware

What's new in version 12.2

The new version has numerous performance and usability improvements, hyper-V support (BE Virtual / xSP/Remote Workforce), improved syncing to central management console, exchange 2010 support (BE & BE Virtual / xSP / Remote Workforce), faster backups using State-of-the-Art Algorithms, Russian and simple Chinese support and much more

Publisher's description

This official description applies to version 16.1

NovaBACKUP Professional is a program that enables you to back up your files, photos, music, email and critical business data. You can use local backup devices such as external hard drives, USB media, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, tape drives, NAS and FTP for quick restore access and mirror image disaster recovery.

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    Guest 6 years ago

    Latest version is 10.

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