NovaBackup 6.6

The Good Easy to use; supports many backup devices; built-in antivirus app scans backups.

The Bad Not as flexible as Retrospect; sometimes crashes while backing up encrypted files.

The Bottom Line NovaBackup is a full-featured backup app similar to Retrospect and GoBack. If you don't need incremental backups to keep track of multiple file changes, consider NovaBackup.

Editors' Rating
7.0 Overall

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Review

NovaBackup 6.6

Of all the backup products we looked at, NovaBackup works with the widest array of tape drives, CD burners, and removable disks. NovaBackup also includes its own antivirus software, so you know that your saved files are uninfected. What's missing is the ease in saving only the changed files, which you'll find in Retrospect, or the quick system recovery found our Editors' Choice, GoBack.Of all the backup products we looked at, NovaBackup works with the widest array of tape drives, CD burners, and removable disks. NovaBackup also includes its own antivirus software, so you know that your saved files are uninfected. What's missing is the ease in saving only the changed files, which you'll find in Retrospect, or the quick system recovery found our Editors' Choice, GoBack.

Download a 30-day trial demo of the full version to test-drive the various features of this backup software; then you can buy the full version from NovaStor. NovaBackup is composed of three separate programs: NovaDisk+, NovaBack SCSI/EIDE, and NovaBack QIC. You choose which app you need, depending on which tape drive or SCSI/EIDE device you're using. See NovaStor's complete listing of removable media supported by NovaBackup.

The program download doesn't include a manual, which you must download separately. The downloadable documentation, a 47-page Adobe Acrobat PDF file, is not quite as extensive as Retrospect's manual.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $60
  • Brand NovaStor Corp.
  • Category security applications
  • Compatibility PC
  • OS Family Windows
  • Version 6.6
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