Handy Backup Server Edition – Free License Giveaway Contest

Handy Backup Server: Enterprise network backup software for workstation data backup.

Today’s enterprise simply couldn’t function without the automation that computers provide. It goes without saying; computers have become critical to the effective operation, and stability, of any business. System downtime then, regardless of the cause, can have lasting impact on a business’s long term viability, and reputation.

Without an effective system backup and recovery plan, an enterprise is gambling with its ability to survive in a business environment that does not forgive critical errors in planning, or strategy.

Any business which lacks an effective and systematic data recovery plan, is courting disaster, and is simply living on borrowed time.

As part of our ongoing “backup your data campaign”, we have arranged with Novosoft, to give away one free license (retail value $599 U.S.), for Handy Backup Server Edition, a backup application designed for small and medium sized businesses, with simplicity and convenience in mind.

To enter the contest, simply add a comment at the end of this article. On May 31, 2010, all comments will be added to the online List Randomizer, and the first name that appears, will win a free license for this valuable backup application.

You don’t need to write a paragraph – “enter me in the contest”, or similar, is enough. Good luck!

Read the following review and I’m sure you’ll agree, this is a contest worth entering.

Handy Backup Server enterprise network edition – the right application for those tough backup jobs.

image Operating a small/medium sized business has always been a tough job. But, the unstable economy that we are all forced to content with, has made a tough job, even tougher.

The bottom line, always a major consideration, now looms ever larger in the background. But investing in the right technologies can deliver operational, and productivity efficiencies, that can flow straight to the bottom line.

Backup solutions, for example, don’t have to be a cost center. A strong and aggressive backup strategy, effectively implemented, can have a measureable effect on the bottom line by impacting positively on system administrator productivity.

Choosing the right backup solution and service provider then, has taken on a new importance. One in which cost savings can be realized through system administration productivity growth.

Handy Backup Server, from Novosoft, is a complete server-based network backup solution for small business enterprises. This application is designed to allow the user to back up and recover data stored on both central servers and remote computers, on a client-server scheme, and has multiple server-specific functions.


Workstation backup tasks can run as a service under Windows 2008/2003 Server, or Windows 7, Vista/XP/2000 seamlessly, and will not interfere  with employees’ work.

Handy Backup Server allows the enterprise to backup not only individual files and folders, but in addition, creates drive images – backups of the operating system and all applications.

All workstation backup tasks are fully automated, and run with low system priority – making it easy to perform backup tasks during operational hours.

A  Comprehensive user interface provides easy, step-by-step, adjustment of network backup – including compression, encryption and flexible task scheduling options. E-mail notifications, command line interface, and log file generation, makes the system administrator’s  task management easy and efficient.

As well as file, folder and HDD imaging, this application features plug-ins for backing up MS Exchange, MS SQL, DB2 databases and Lotus Notes/Domino data, stored on the central server.

Additionally, the user can back up Oracle database and ODBC-compatible databases, which can be located on both a local server, and remote workstations.


Data transferred to the central server can be stored on the widest range of backup media: the user can backup to FTP, SFTP, Network, FireWire and USB hard/flash drives, CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, HD DVD and much more. Detailed online help is available.

Centralized workstation backup and fast system recovery ability, distinguish Handy Backup Server from other network backup software. Handy Backup Server carries the “Certified for Windows Vista” and “Works with Windows Server 2008″ logos, and is acknowledged as one of the best tools for backup and recovery of the entire office network, or local server.

Fast facts:

Image backup – snapshot of entire hard drive contents including all programs and data files

Hot database backup through ODBC protocol

Backup of Lotus Notes/Domino databases

MS Exchange Server Backup

Client-server network backup – centralized workstation backup managed by one enterprise backup server

Backup of email directly from the server

Support for backup to CD-R/CD-RW, backup to DVD/Blu-ray/HD DVD media; remote FTP backup, secure SFTP backup; local and network drives; ZIP, JAZ, MO; flash drives; HDD and floppy disks, USB drive

Registry Backup

Data Restore

ICQ Backup plug-in

128-bit encryption support

E-mail notification on operation results

System requirements: Windows 2008/2003 Server, and Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000.

For additional information on Handy Backup Server edition, please visit the official website.

In the meantime, you can download a full-featured 30-day trial by clicking on the following link: Download Handy Backup 30 day trial

Note: A number of our regular readers are Handy Backup users and consistently report excellent results with this application.

About Novosoft:

Novosoft LLC was established in 1992. Over the years Novosoft has established an excellent reputation and the recognition of users worldwide. Today, Novosoft LLC is a prominent developer of computer and server backup software for both home users and small and middle-sized enterprises.

The key products of the company include three major editions meeting every user’s needs: Handy Backup Standard, Handy Backup Professional and Handy Backup Server.

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70 responses to “Handy Backup Server Edition – Free License Giveaway Contest


    Hey Bill,

    Great job’ as always. Please enter me in the Novosoft contest giveaway.

    Thanks and good health to you.

    – Bob

  2. Thanks for giveaway

    I want to try this backup application and my luck,

    Good luck for all


  3. Liam O' Moulain

    Hi Bill,

    I could definitely use this. Please enter me in the contest.


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  5. kingpin

    Hi Bill,
    Great Giveaway!Well you very well why I am saying this.The Pro edition is awesome but I would definitely love to try my hand on the Server version because more additional features and space.Congratulations and cheers for the giveaway.Thank you.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Kingpin,

      Thanks for your entry.

      I know that you are very enthusiastic on your version of Handy Backup Pro edition – it’s a terrific app.


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  8. azziz

    I think this is not your first Handybackup giveaway, many thanks for this contest and indeed ultimate weapon to recover from windows explosions!

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Azziz,

      You’ve got a good memory! Last one was in Nov/09.

      Always good to see you enter a contest.


  9. Prakash Pathak

    Thanks bills for this giveaway .Please consider of for this giveaway .I an using windows 7 x64 .

  10. Michael

    Thanks for this great Giveaway, please enter me in the contest.
    Best regards (from Germany)

  11. k19s

    Hi, great giveaway hope I win one


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  14. leofelix

    Greetings Bill,
    this is the greatest giveaway I ever seen.
    I know Novosoft HandyBackup and it is really handy and friendly, the server edition would be a dream and a must have
    while I’m crossing my finger I wish you all the best


    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Leofelix,

      As always, good to hear from you.

      Thanks for the reco – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you too.


  15. ibheck

    please count me, i hope i can get a licence to my laptop

  16. jenny

    I would like to participate in the contest. Thanks.

  17. vhick

    Great giveaway sir Bill!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. PeterB

    Hey Bill
    What a great giveaway.
    Please enter me in the contest.
    Thank you

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  20. Alvin Bruce

    In my memory, you are the only person giveaway Handy Backup server edition in the web.
    Thank you Bill, don’t forget give chance to other people who didn’t win this great software from you.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Alvin,

      Hmm, that’s interesting – thanks for that bit of news.

      Good luck in the contest.


  21. David

    Thanks for offering this Bill! Please enter me in the contest.

  22. Jose

    Hello Bill,
    Thanks a lot for this contest. I would like to try my luck.

  23. Bionic

    Nice contest Bill, You could add me as well.

    Have a nice week now, the best.. B

  24. Lee

    Hey Bill,

    Please enter me in the Novosoft contest giveaway.

    Thanks for setting this promo up!

  25. btor

    hi Bill

    thanks for running this contest, this is the second time you are running giveaway for the server edition, from the time you reviwed handy backup last time i had dreamt to own a handy backup, but wasn’t able to. hope this time i turn lucky.



  26. Great idea Bill, I just started using Server 2008 R2 and I have to admit I’m a bit overwhelmed. My primary idea was to learn how to use a server and possibly use it as a home storage/serving tool.
    If you can recommend a good resource or book I’d appreciate it. While I’m pretty comfortable with desktops servers are a whole new challenge.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Mark,

      I’m not surprised to see you take the jump into the server side – you’re a pretty adventurous guy.

      Since you are running Win Server 2008 R2, the Net is just full of support sites and videos. Personally, I’d stick with the freebie side like the free E-book from MS – pretty cool site.



  27. Hi Bill Mullins ,
    Thanks for this generous offer .
    Kindly count in me also .

  28. corker

    Hi, Bill!
    I will try my luck as the others do. You may enter me in the contest. Thank you!

  29. Dinesh kumar

    Hi bill , I am interested in this softwara ,please include my name ,thanks in advance

  30. Salve Bill,

    Please put me into the contest. What a helpful tool!

    By the way – many thanks for your always useful hints and tips ‘n tricks.

    Greetings from Switzerland

    • Bill Mullins


      Good to hear from Switzerland – a truly magnificent country.

      Happy to enter you in the contest.


  31. Hi Bill.

    Please note me for the contest too. If my partner Chris doesn’t win – to be honest, he never does – I will!

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us.


    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Irene,

      Well, if you win, you’re going to have to share some of that luck with Chris. 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by and entering the contest.


  32. CE

    Hi Bill,

    I’m entering this one because my back-up “fu” is weak, but I’m curious if you would consider this “swatting a fly with a Buick” for just a personal computer. Thanks as always.

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi CE,

      “Swatting a fly with a Buick”, huh? You must have some mighty big flies down there. lol

      This app really is designed for business use, and I think you’d be better off with something lighter. Something like free Paragon Backup and Recovery- see Free Paragon Backup and Recovery Incremental Backup Included!, or free DriveImage XML – see Free DriveImage XML. These are outstanding applications and I recommend both. Although I favor Paragon Backup and Recovery slightly, since you can perform incremental backups – always a big time saver.



  33. Smit

    Great one Bill.

  34. Adrian

    I’m joining too – I hope I can finally win something here! 😉

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Adrian,

      Seems to me you won a free license for Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus 2010, back in January. No?

      Good to have you in this contest.


  35. Tom

    Great tool!
    Please enter me….

  36. thanhtai2009

    thanks for good work, please include me to your giveaway. I’d like to try my luck again 🙂

  37. GT

    i do not see a date, but wanting to entre in giveawa for my office backup use for PC’s.

    Pleae count me if you could have it do so.

    Mr G.T.

    • Bill Mullins


      You have already entered. In order to be fair, this contest is restricted to one entry only.


  38. ecad

    Hey Bill,

    Please enter me in the Novosoft contest giveaway.
    i want to try this software…

    i must wiiiiiin 😀