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TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Thanks to NovaBACKUP, you'll never have to fear system failure and viruses corrupting your important files, images and media. It has simple tools to help you create backups of all types of files and store them in safe locations. Then, when you're ready to restore the files, you can upload them to dissimilar hardware or access them without the help of NovaBACKUP itself. This data backup software gives you a full range of features and tools, including simple backup wizards and advanced scripting options. Part of the advantage to this software is that it is one of the fastest and most fluid programs available, and its recent addition of 2GB of free cloud storage earns it our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.

There is nothing more frustrating than losing all of your data on a computer, and many times, friends and family will add insult to injury by telling you that you should have backed up your data. Fortunately, NovaBACKUP is a simple and affordable solution that can help you create these backups with the use of simple wizards. You can also schedule automatic backups to help you constantly secure your computer without ever worrying about opening the backup software.

Using this software, you can create an image backup of everything on your hard drive, and you can restore your disk image to dissimilar hardware and use all the programs without worrying about registration keys and codes.

If you need advanced features, NovaBACKUP has several powerful tools like version control and remote storage to FTP sites. You also have access to boot-disc creation and centralized management, and the program will store your files to network-attached storage (NAS) devices, external drives and nearly any device connected via a parallel interface.

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Backup Features
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When it comes to the tools for backing up your computer's data, this backup and restoration software includes every feature we look for. It performs full, incremental and differential backups. You can choose specific files and folders you wish to back up, or you can preserve your entire system. You can back up files in use and also compress files during the process to preserve disk space.

NovaBACKUP has some excellent tools right from the program's homepage. The Express Wizard is a simple option that walks through the backup process with you. This tool lets you store selected files with just a few clicks of the mouse. The Disaster Recovery option helps you restore files quickly and easily. Finally, the Cloud Backup lets you quickly transfer files to NovaStor's online servers.

NovaBACKUP will verify all backups, which is helpful in making sure that all the files you wanted to back up were stored, and you'll always have working files and folders when you recover. However, it cannot self-correct any errors. You can also create bootable backup hardware. Password protection and encryption are available to help you secure the private, personal files you back up.

Recovery & Restore
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The recovery and restoration features NovaBACKUP offers are even simpler to manage than its backup options. First, you select the files and folders you want to restore from within a backup file. Then, you decide where you will store the restored versions of the files and if they will overwrite existing files.

You can restore individual files and folders or the entire system with this backup software. You can also restore files on dissimilar hardware or to separate locations. Also, this backup solution can replace older files and duplicate files so you don't have to deal with unnecessary files and folders. Finally, you do not need to open NovaBACKUP to open backup files.

Scheduling & Reporting
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NovaBACKUP will automatically back up your files based on the schedule that you program. You can set specific run times, and the application will either run a full backup or search for any new or changed files. If your system does crash, the recovered files are always current. You can decide if you want to create backups on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

The status screen on this data backup software lets you view the details from your previous backups. You can also view this screen while a backup is taking place to view its progress and to see the number of files backed up, the elapsed time, the estimated time remaining and more. However, you can only view full logs of previous backups in the advanced mode.

Additionally, you can set this software to send you email notifications after an automatic backup has taken place. You can choose to receive these notifications only if the backup has messages, errors or warnings, or you can receive alerts for every backup.

Help & Support
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Even though NovaBACKUP is easy to use, there are plenty of support options available if questions or concerns arise while you use this application. A support forum is available on the NovaBACKUP website for communicating with other users of this application and the company's support representatives. There are also email, live chat and telephone options available. In addition, this backup solution’s website is filled with resources and tools to help you, including a full knowledgebase, training videos and webinars, articles and more.

NovaBACKUP Summary:
10/10

NovaBACKUP backs up and restores your data better than any other backup solution. It is the best backup software because it allows you to store your backups anywhere you want and ensures that your files remain virus free. This data backup software's interface is sophisticated enough for data backup experts, but it is also simple enough for beginners. You'll have no problem handling your data backup and recovery needs with this software.

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NovaBACKUP Professional 16

Pros
NovaBACKUP is simple to use and has a full range of backup features.

Cons
NovaStor does not offer backup solutions for Macs.

The Verdict
: 10/10

NovaBACKUP is the best because it gives you the tools you need to back up and restore your computer, and its program is simple enough for anyone to use.