By Ailsa / Last update November 5, 2020


NovaBACKUP PC is a paid backup software for Windows PCs and laptops, which developed by NovaStor. The supported Windows operating system includes Windows 7, 8, and 10. NovaBACKUP has other two versions: NovaBACKUP Server, NovaBACKUP Cloud.

You could backup data to local disk, NAS, single tape and NovaBACKUP Cloud. Besides, you could create automatic computer backup, full backup, incremental and differential backup, local and off-site PC backup, encrypt the backups to help you get the full disaster recovery protection.

However, you may find the NovaBACKUP not working problems as follows, find the quick fixes below:

  • NovaBACKUP retention not working. Add retention to the Schedule, or get full access rights to the target.

  • NovaBACKUP Image Backup failure. Restart the disaster recovery imaging service, reboot the computer, ensure the you are not imaging system reserved partition or EFI partitions, cleanup the drive to get free space, or ensure the hard disk larger than 2TB is GPT, etc.

Hence, you may look for NovaBACKUP PC alternative for your Windows 10/8/7.

Best Alternative to NovaBACKUP PC - AOMEI Backupper

If you are looking for NovaBACKUP alternative, it’s highly recommended to use the AOMEI Backupper Professional, which is available in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, including 32-bit and 64-bit versions. To make it clear what the difference between NovaBACKUP PC and AOMEI Backupper Professional, please refer to the following chart:



AOMEI Backupper Professional




Supported OS

Windows 7/8/10

Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10


File/Folder, System, Partition, Disk Backup

Schedule/Incremental/Differential/Full Backup

System, Partition, Disk Clone


File Sync(Copy)

Two-Way Sync


Real-Time Sync


Mirror Sync


Dissimilar Hardware Restore

Create Bootable Media



Command Line Backup/Restore/Clone


Merge Backup Images



Local/External Disk/Removable Disk/Cloud Drive/NAS/CD/DVD

  • - means not supported;

  • √ means supported.

According to the above chart, AOMEI Backupper Professional is more flexible and provides more powerful features than NovaBACKUP PC while they cost the same. Moreover, AOMEI Backupper is recommended by millions of users due to its reliable performance and comprehensive features. You could backup PC to cloud easily, or other destinations; and you can create backups on hard disk no matter MBR or GPT, no capacity limitation.

Please download the NovaBACKUP PC alternative - AOMEI Backupper Professional 30-day free trial and have it a try:

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How to Create Automatic Backup with AOMEI Backupper?

To show you how the NovaBACKUP alternative works, please refer to the following steps to create automatic disk backup:

1. On the main console, select Backup > Disk Backup subsequently.

Disk Backup

2. Click Add Disk to choose the Windows 10 hard drive as the source disk.

Add Disk

3. Choose a destination to save the Windows 10 disk image file. External hard drive is recommended, and you could backup files to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

Select Destination

★Tips: The program will prompt you that the destination partition will be wiped out, make sure backup files in advance.

4. Hit Schedule, choose Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in in General tab, and choose Incremental Backup in Advanced tab and hit OK.

Schedule Settings General

Schedule Settings Advanced

Options is capable of commenting on the backup task, encrypt, compress, split the backup image, enable email or SMS notification, use VSS, intelligent sector backup, etc.
Scheme enables you to delete old backup images automatically when the backups over the retain number you specified to free up space.

5. Press Start Backup, Choose Add the schedule and start backup now or Only add the schedule to create automatic backups at the specified time.

Start Backup to NAS Scheduled

After a 30 minutes or more, it depends on the data capacity on the source disk. The more data, the longer time will be cost.

When the process of disk backup finished, everything will be transferred and can be used directly.

The Epilogue

According to the above information, it’s no doubt that AOMEI Backupper Professional is the best NovaBACKUP PC alternative. Moreover, it provides you more features, like migrate OS to SSD with System Clone, Clone HDD to SSD without losing data, real-time sync to sync files automatically once the changes happened to the source, etc.

If you’re running Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, including R2, and SBS 2003, 2008, 2011, try AOMEI Backupper Server to protect your computers.

For IT technicians who would like to manage backups for all clients from one central console withing LAN, please try AOMEI Centralized Backupper.