NovaBACKUP Quickstart Guide (Getting Started with NovaBACKUP 19)

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Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 03:38PM PDT
The NovaBACKUP Quickstart Guide (Getting Started with NovaBACKUP 19) (Adobe PDF) is a simple step-by-step guide designed to get you started performing backups quickly and efficiently with NovaBACKUP v19 and above.  The NovaBACKUP Quickstart Guide covers Performing File Backup, File Restore, Image Backup, and creating your Image Backup Boot Disc.  View the Adobe PDF guide.

While the above guide is meant to be a simple introduction, more comprehensive guides on the subject exist, see the following suggested how-to articles and how-to videos using the Support Knowledge Base links below:

Suggested Support Articles to read:

Create a weekly full backup, a daily differential backup, and a monthly image backup with retention
This step-by-step guide will walk you through how to create, schedule, and implement a backup retention policy for a weekly full backup, a daily differential backup, and a monthly full image backup. This is the recommended way to backup all of your data while making sure that you don't run out of space over time.

Boot from recovery disc and restore an image backup for a disaster recovery
This step-by-step guide will walk you through booting your recovery disc from your PC and restoring an image backup for a disaster recovery.

Create an image backup
This guide will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create an image backup. This is only to a single image backup manually. If you wish to have image backups on a schedule please follow this article regarding scheduling, and retention. 

Create a recovery boot disc in Simple Mode
This step-by-step guide will assist you in creating a recovery boot disc for USB and CD/DVD using simple mode

Create a recovery boot disc in Advanced mode (with ADK instructions)

This step-by-step guide will assist you in creating a recovery boot disc for USB and CD/DVD using Advanced mode. It also has instructions for downloading and installing the Windows ADK.

How to import backups into the restore tab
This guide will provide a step-by-step instructions on how to import file backups (.NBD) into the restore tab. You will need to do this if you have backups that you are bringing from another computer that had NovaBACKUP and you want to restore file from those backups.

Backup with Retention Walkthrough
This step-by-step guide will walk you through setting up a scheduled file backup job in NovaBACKUP combined with configuring a data retention policy so that you don't run out of space over time.  This guide does not cover creating a scheduled image backup job, for a guide that covers that click here.

NovaBACKUP Blog article describing Differential and Incremental backup methods as utilized in NovaBACKUP and how they work: Differential and Incremental backups: Why should you care?

Suggested Support Videos to watch:

Complete Backup and Creating a Backup Schedule
This step-by-step how-to video shows one of NovaStor's customer support technicians setting up a complete backup plan for a customer.

Backup With Retention Walkthrough (Video)
This step-by-step how-to video will walk you through setting up a scheduled file backup job in NovaBACKUP while utilizing data retention so that you don't run out of space over time.

Restoring Files in NovaBACKUP
This step-by-step how-to video shows how to restore files from both file-based backups, and also how to extract files from system image based backups.

Keep an eye on the NovaBACKUP Support Knowledge Base for additional suggested instructional guides.

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