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

PC backup solutions don’t get more effective than Nova BACKUP, our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner. NovaStor has combined some of the most powerful data backup features we’ve seen into an interface that’s both flexible and easy to navigate. With options to verify backups and scan them for viruses, you’re going to rest easy knowing this PC backup application is keeping your files safe. People who have never used system backup software before will be comfortable using this PC backup application too.

Backup/Restore Options
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10/10
NovaBACKUP
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Bullguard Backup
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10
9.4
8.8
8.8
7.5
7.5
8.8
7.5
5

NovaBACKUP performs all types of backups, including full disk imaging for restoring entire systems, including software. It backs up data to all storage types and can back up all types of files, including music, photographs, videos and documents. NovaBACKUP’s Disaster Recovery feature provides you with a list of steps to help you come back from a system crash. With this feature, you can schedule a script, create bootable media, restore data, verify backups, and run or create scripts for full or differential backups. Backup scripts enable you to schedule when backups take place and how often they occur. When your system crashes and you can’t load your operating system anymore, having bootable media comes in handy because it assists your operating system in the start-up process. When this PC backup application verifies a backup, it double-checks the files to ensure that the application backed up every file you selected.

Ease of Use
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10/10
NovaBACKUP
DT Utilities PC Backup
Backup4all
Genie Backup Manager
Acronis True Image
NTI Backup Now
PowerBackup
Bullguard Backup
TurboBackup
Oops! Backup
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8.8
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8.8
7.5
7.5

NovaBACKUP has easy-to-use features within an interface that caters to both experienced users and those who have not used system backup applications before. Each feature comes with its own detailed explanation, leaving no mystery in terms of what it can do. Other PC backup applications assume that you have prior knowledge of system backup software, so they leave it up to you to figure out what some of their terms mean. It’s nice to come across a PC backup application that opens the door to data backups for anyone who wants to enter.

Help & Support
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Backup4all
Genie Backup Manager
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PowerBackup
Bullguard Backup
TurboBackup
Oops! Backup
10
8.8
8.8
9.4
10
10
8.8
7.5
8.8
8.8

NovaStor’s customer service offerings include some helpful options. The company has a few free support plans for anyone who visits its website. The company provides a knowledgebase, user forms, documentation and training videos for everyone, but the majority of its customer service falls under the category of paid support.

As part of its paid support plans, the company offers email support for one year or telephone support on a per-incident basis. These paid plans also shorten the amount of time it takes for a representative to respond to your inquiries. While we're not fans of paid customer support in general, the fact that NovaStor employees responded to our inquiries within two or three hours is quite impressive.

We particularly liked the Setup Support and Restore Support plans. With these plans, NovaStor will help you set up this PC backup application, and in the event of a system crash, the support techs will help you recover your data by remotely connecting to your computer. Overall, the variety of customer service options NovaStor provides is impressive. With NovaStor, you have a variety of help documentation to assist you, and you have the flexibility to choose how to contact the manufacturer if you have further questions.

NovaBACKUP Summary:
10/10

It is simple to use, is faster than ever and works with all storage devices and platforms, including online storage services. With NovaBACKUP, you never have to worry about losing your data or software. It keeps you protected.

 
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NovaBACKUP Professional 15

Pros
NovaBACKUP can backup and restore all the data on your PC, including images, videos, documents and software. It can even restore your entire system should you encounter a major hardware failure.

Cons
NovaStor does not yet provide backup solutions for Mac computers or laptops.

The Verdict
: 10/10

Data loss is inevitable. NovaBACKUP can protect your photographs, music collection, work files, personal documents, software and entire computer system from hardware failure and human error.