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NovaBACKUP 21.0 Build 319.1 by Novastor

NovaBACKUP 21.0 Build 319.1 by Novastor
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NovaStor NovaBACKUP is the #1 rated PC backup and recovery software for Windows laptops and workstations. It offers top-notch computer backup protection combined with the fastest performance. You can choose between file-level or image-level backups.

You can backup individual files, or your entire hard drive. In addition, file copy lets you make drag-and-drop backups of files and folders, with the option of ignoring duplicates. Also the streamlined Disaster Recovery restores all of your data in the event of a crash.

NovaBACKUP guards your data with military-grade, 256-bit AES encryption so your files stay protected until it’s time to recover them.

Backup your files, images, videos and more to local devices or to the cloud. Now you can also securely backup to popular file sharing services that you already use like Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, iDriveSync, SkyDrive and SafeSync.

NovaBACKUP tested 4x faster than the nearest competitor. And you can use automatic scheduling to backup bit-level or incremental changes, in between your full backups – ensuring your data is always protected, without needing to continuously run full backups.

NovaBACKUP PC utilizes new technology which uses multi-threaded I/O process to allow overlapping of file read and write operations for both backup and restore for faster processing, without compromising data integrity.

NovaBACKUP Professional is the choice for home and workstation computers and laptops. Integrated with easy to use wizards and schedulers, backup and data protection has never been this easy or complete.

NovaBACKUP Server is a reliable and cost-effective data protection and recovery software to protect critical information stored on your Windows server system. Create and manage easily your backup procedures and automated schedules. With detailed instruction wizards and fast installation, your business will be safe within minutes without the requirement for an IT specialist.

NovaBACKUP Features:

  • Physical and virtual machine backup. Support for both physical and virtual environments (Hyper-V and VMware) from a single license, single installation, and single interface.
  • Disaster Recovery. Always have an exact copy of your entire system, from operating system down to your email settings, so you can completely restore your entire system in just minutes.
  • Dissimilar hardware restores. With true Universal Restore, you can restore your system to an entirely new system, even with dissimilar hardware quickly and easily using a bootable media device.
  • Secure 256-bit AES encryption. Guard your data with military-grade, 256-bit encryption to ensure that your critical and confidential data is secure at all times.
  • Advanced scheduler. allows you to setup a personalized backup schedule to enable and disable backup jobs on your days of choice.
  • Single mailbox restore for Exchange. Easily search for and recover individual mailboxes, down to the item level within Microsoft Exchange.
  • Direct streaming for backups. Backup Microsoft SQL, Exchange, VMware, and Hyper-V directly without temporary caching for up to 400% faster backups.
  • Single file restore for virtual machines. Using file-level restore, you can restore individual files, subdirectories, or entire drives from your virtual machines.
  • Simplified virtual backups. Manage Hyper-V and VMware virtual backups from a single platform, and advanced backup tasks in just a few clicks.

NovaBACKUP additional features:

  • Virtual machine replication. Easily copy Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines for testing, upgrading hardware, and disaster recovery purposes.
  • Improved boot disk creation. Boot disks can be saved to a USB drive, allowing users without a CD/DVD drive to backup their data quickly and easily.
  • Fast and streamline installation. One small installation, with no additional plug-ins required. Up to 25x smaller installer than the competition.
  • Up to 4x faster than the competition. NovaBACKUP Professional tested 458% faster than the nearest competitor, and NovaBACKUP Server and Business Essentials tested 133% faster.
  • DR encryption directly from CMC. Get enhanced data security, improved data monitoring and backup management while you’re away from the office.
  • Enhanced smart log functionality. View just an overview displayed in HTML format, or dig several layers deeper for detailed information to help you find and resolve any issues you encounter.
  • Exclude files option. Reduce your backup window and storage space requirements by manually excluding non-essential files, folders or file formats from your backups.

Changes in NovaBACKUP 21.0:

New Features

NovaBACKUP Central Management

    • Included the total number of agents and Cloud storage accounts each user is able to manage when retrieving and exporting a list of users in both the API and UI
    • Included the total amount of storage space used for each user when retrieving and exporting a list of users in both the API and UI
    • Including the total number of agents running on a Microsoft Windows Workstation and Server Operating Systems each user is able to manage when retrieving and exporting a list of users in both the API and UI
    • Updated the API for managing groups to improve, and in some cases add, support for queries from the UI
    • Saving the Management Server URL specified in the setup installer to the database, and also updating it from the Management Server Administration desktop application.
    • Updated Group details page to allow downloading, customizing, and managing backup client setup installers
    • Updated the profile page to allow downloading the user’s customized backup client setup installer
    • Caching customized backup client setup installers to improve performance in subsequent downloads
    • Added support for managing software publisher certificates to digitally sign customized backup client setup installers using the API and UI

NovaBACKUP Client

    • Faster backup engine for local backups. The new backup engine for local backups works with local disk based storage devices (by local drive letter path) and network based storage devices (by UNC network folder path).
    • Incremental forever backup strategy for backup jobs.
    • Streamlined backup jobs to remove the need for multiple jobs for one backup requirement.
    • Rotational media enhancements.
    • Restore view for incremental forever jobs.
    • Simplified product names to “NovaBACKUP PC Agent” and “NovaBACKUP Server Agent”

Fixed Issues

NovaBACKUP Central Management

    • Fixed issue when modifying a backup job when unselecting a child item of a selected root item

NovaBACKUP Client

    • Rename “Generic S3 Storage Services” to “Cloud Backup” throughout the Client software when referring to Cloud (CLOUD) DATA MOVER device.
    • Rename “Local Device” to “Local Backup” throughout the Client software when referring to Local device.
    • Default all backup jobs (local and CLOUD) to have 30 days retention as a default setting in the software for new backup jobs
    • Make the Backup Settings options for the local devices look the same as the cloud devices.
    • Periodically sync/import indexes to ensure everything is correct.
    • Storage Usage and Pruning is not running on Cloud devices if you are over quota.
    • Retention speed optimization
    • Implement a way to do a Full Retention to clean up past backups with the new retention scheme.
    • If we cannot open the previous DCT file we should try to use the next previous DCT file.
    • Backup to Local device when the local device is a UNC path fails with data channel cannot be opened in some cases (dependent on if source and/or target are on a domain or not).
    • If engine.exe task is killed or crashes (or a reboot occurs) during a backup, an incomplete restore index entry will be created and if clicked on in restore index will lockup the client and nsService.exe will use 100% CPU
    • If engine.exe task is killed or crashes (or a reboot occurs) during a Local device backup (any job type), the Status tab, Logs tab, and Backup Log will display Successfully completed job status, instead of a Failed job status
    • Add the ability for users to import their Local Backup device data to be able to restore it.
    • Restores of large amounts of folders, files, and histories take a lot longer than they should.
    • Restoring Cloud and Local backups at the UNC root “node” name object, to original location, fails to restore anything, and the job ends in the Success status but shows no Selected Files, Completed Files, Skipped Files, and no Warnings in the log
    • Restore asks for encryption key and never restores any data even though the encryption key should be cached. Restore log error: “Could not proceed the backup due to internal error:?err*0x0000:4022*rng: key keyX was not found in the keyring”.
    • Restoring a file backup that contains UNC path objects to alt. must create a parent folder with the name of the UNC “node” object; and if there are multiple UNC “node” objects to restore create a separate parent folder per each “node” object
    • Restoring Cloud and Local backups that contain UNC paths, to orig. location, fails to restore anything, with warning: “>wrn*0x0000:007b*rec: unable to recover object //unc///ag-qnap/shared/test1/1.txt .. unable to create file \\?\\\unc\\ag-qnap\ ..”
    • Remove the ability, by default, for new or upgrade installations, to be able to select a legacy device target for normal backup jobs
    • System State backup job create new or edit, if the “System State” object is selected at the top level of the Backup tab UI, causes the backup job when run to fail instantly.
    • If a single “Exclude or Include Wildcard” is utilized, will not process any of the open in use files in the selection; but removing the incl or excl filter allows the open files to backup
    • Remove any unnecessary and incompatible backup log summary items that do not apply to backups to those device types, such as “Backup type: Full”, “Verify Mode: Normal”, “Open File Backup”, etc.
    • The *.summary.xml backup log for all but SQL plugin backup types to Cloud and Local devices cuts off the first 4 characters of the drive and folder path per each object in the expanded “File(s)” column details in a client backup log
    • nsexc.ini (default exclusions config file) should be made to work with Local and Cloud device backups, instead of how the exclusions are hard coded currently (not configurable, coming from engine.exe)
    • If the left [ bracket character is used anywhere in a folder or filename in the selection of a file backup job to a Cloud or Local device, it will cause backup to fail due to a flaw in engine.exe.
    • Make the Backup “Filters” tab settings work for Local device and Cloud device file backups
    • Make the Restore “Filters” tab settings work for Local device and Cloud device file restores
    • Backing up Hyper-V and SQL in a combo job to Cloud fails no matter what the method of selection is, on any language OS.
    • Remove the “To Time Mode” function at the top of the Restore tab View, in the backup client UI
    • Restore data from system state backed up to Local and Cloud devices to alternate location.
    • Backup Selected items for system state for Local and Cloud Devices.
    • Enable the ability to restore to UNC or local drive paths, that are protected target paths, by adding impersonation calling of engine.exe, otherwise the restore job will run engine.exe with no impersonation and may not have write access to the target.

Homepage – https://www.novabackup.com

NovaBACKUP Professional runs on Windows 10, 11.

NovaBACKUP Server runs on Windows Server 2016, 2019, 2022.

Business Essentials supports environments with Exchange, SQL, VMware and Hyper-V Servers.

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