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NovaBACKUP, developed by NovaStor is data protection software that enables SMB users to backup and recover data across a hybrid of physical and virtual machines. NovaBACKUP is designed to work on Microsoft Windows operating systems, offering local and online file backups and disaster recovery image backups.


NovaBACKUP uses a proprietary file format which uses an NBD file extension and is backwards compatible, meaning backups from older versions of NovaBACKUP (after version 8) can be restored with the latest version of the software. For version 7 and 8, the backups can still be restored, but the file extensions need to be updated to .NBD to do so.[1]

Multiple NovaBACKUP editions are available. Versions built for SMB users support backups for PCs, laptops and Servers, including support for Exchange/SQL and virtual machines.[2]


Release change log for NovaBACKUP starting at version 13.0. Current NovaBACKUP release log:[3]

Version Month Year Notes
16.1 July 2014 Supports Active Directory restores from Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2, Disaster Recovery Backup Encryption from Central Management Console and Holiday Scheduling for backups.
16.0 May 2014 Virtual dashboard supports VMware and Hyper-V backups. Supports VMware host-to-self and host-to-host replication and Hyper-V replication management and monitoring. Supports granular single mailbox restore for Microsoft Exchange Server and single file restore for virtual machines.
15.0 November 2013 Support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems. Removed file cache requirement for local Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Hyper-V and VMware backups. Added encryption option for Disaster Recovery backups. Introduced NovaBACKUP NAS product line.
14.5 April 2013 Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, UEFI Secure Boot, single file restore for Disaster Recovery image backup, and the ability to restore to dissimilar hardware and dissimilar drive/partition sizes.
14.1 December 2012 Introduced Cloud Backup connectivity with 2GB of free online storage.
14.0 October 2012 Support for Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Starting including one year of premium phone support with all server backup products.
13.1 July 2012 Multi-core processor optimization and compression methods introduced. Data retention functionality added to allow for control over the size, space and efficiency of data storage files.
13.0 April 2012 True Universal Restore and virtual machine backup for Hyper-V and VMware. Complete image backups for seamless restoration to dissimilar hardware introduced.


  1. ^ "How can I Restore Backups from Old Versions of NovaBACKUP?". NovaStor. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "NovaBACKUP Small to Medium Business Products". NovaStor.
  3. ^ "Current NovaBACKUP Version / Changelog". NovaStor. Retrieved 9 September 2014.

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