Novosoft LLC, an international software developer, announces the release of an update to their flagship product Handy Backup. The new version expands the list of cloud storage options and moves toward a cross-platform solution for Windows and Linux.

Alliance, Ohio, December 11, 2012 — / — Novosoft, one of the leading providers of data backup and recovery solutions worldwide, announced the release of Handy Backup 7.3.1. The new version of the acclaimed software backup platform features an enhanced versioning engine, facilitates backing up to popular Online storage services (Yandex.disk, 4shared, and others), and has numerous architectural improvements aimed at creating the ultimate cross-platform Windows-Linux backup utility.

“The new version reinforces our commitment to working with partners to create the most full-featured and easy-to-use backup solution”, said Alexander Rassokhin, product manager of Handy Backup. “It provides a fast way of storing data to Box.Com, 4shared, Yandex.Disk and other file storage services. Also, it offers new schemes in which you can combine incremental and differential backups with a specified number of full backups.”

“We are happy with what we managed to do to internal architecture of the program. We are on the finish line in moving to a common cross-platform codebase, and Linux version of Handy Backup built from the same source code is very likely to be released before the end of the year.”

The extended list of supported cloud storage options now presents improved integration with popular cloud services, like Dropbox (via DropDAV), Yandex.disk, 4shared, and others. This functionality helps to construct a single cloud storage combined of several ones, getting advantage of the popular services in an advanced way and utilizing the storage these services provide more efficiently. The cloud storages are available via the WebDAV protocol.

Earlier, Novosoft announced its plan to release a new Online Backup service based on Linux backup functionality of Handy Backup launched in cloud environment. Release of a Linux backup solution is one of the important milestones
on this way.

“In the last few months, developing Handy Backup has become extremely fun and rewarding. The cross-platform Windows-Linux data management platform we are developing brings a lot of innovation, and our own solutions and solutions of our technological partners will greatly benefit from it.”

About Novosoft LLC
Established in 1992, Novosoft aims to be recognized as an important force in setting and maintaining the standards for software development services in the international IT market. The expertise and experience of Novosoft employees, driven by their creativity and ingenuity keeps the company ahead of the competition, winning the highest customer satisfaction and trust.

You can learn more about Novosoft at the corporate website at

About Handy Backup
Handy Backup™ is a family of award-winning solutions for home and business environments. It is cross-platform client-server software that provides a reliable way to back up and restore any critical data, from common PC files to commercial database servers running Windows and Linux OS.

The platform behind Handy Backup features a unique architecture in which data retrieval, processing, and storage operations are performed “on-the-fly”, without using any temporary files. Data that can be backed up includes local files, disk images, remote locations (LAN, FTP and other), databases (MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle and other), and business server software (Lotus Notes and MS Exchange Backup).

The program is available in several editions targeted at different market segments. Prices range from $39 for Home Standard edition which supports backing up to USB, FTP, WebDAV, LAN and Online, to $599 for Network Server edition which is an all-included solution that allows protecting up to 10 networked workstations or servers at the same time.

To learn more about Handy Backup, please refer to the product website at

Oksana Lukina
Novosoft LLC
Phone: +7 (383) 330-34-69

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