Computer auto backup, which also known as schedule backup, refers to a series of backups will be created in a consistent and timely manner. Apparently, to backup data is essential for the multiple reasons behind data loss, such as system crash, incompatible update, hardware failure, etc. It is hard to always remember to create a backup continually, but you can easily to create a scheduled backup to run backups automatically. In Windows 10/8/7, you can use the built-in backup utility to create automatic backups, but it has some limitations, such as only NTFS formatted partition can be protected. Therefore, if you want to perform scheduled backup in a more flexible and convenient way, you may consider using a third-party backup software.
A free backup software AOMEI Backupper Standard allows you to perform scheduled backups without limitations. It supports Windows 10/8/7 and many file systems including NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, and EXT3. Therefore, you can backup Windows and Linux dual boot system. You can backup to external hard drive, NAS network location, DVD, or any other locations that File Explorer detects. It provides a very intuitive interface that allows you to set up daily, weekly or monthly scheduled backup with a few clicks. What’s more, you can use Windows Task Scheduler to run the backup schedule jobs. Besides regular full backup, AOMEI Backupper enables you to perform differential backup and incremental backup, which is set as default when you create a scheduled backup. The incremental/differential backup will only include changed or newly added files into the backup, so it saves more disk space and time. Additionally, it allows you to create bootable media, so you can use it to restore system when your computer fails to boot.
With AOMEI Backupper, you can create multiple scheduled backups with more backup options in a more flexible way. Let’s see how it works:
1. Download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard. After the installation, open it to create automatic backups.
2. At the main interface, click “Backup”, and then you can see there are 4 types of backup that you can choose, file/folder backup, system backup, partition backup, and disk backup. Here system backup is chosen as an example.
3. System Backup will automatically include the system related partitions into the backup, so you can just click “Step 2” to select a backup destination location to receive the backup.
4. At the next screen, click “Schedule” to decide when you want to the backup to run. At the pop-out window, you can click the “Advanced” tab to set the backup followed by full, incremental, or differential backups.
5. Before starting the backup, you can also click “Backup Options” at the left bottom to configure email notification, encryption, compression, etc. Then click “Start Backup” to finish creating schedule backup.
If you upgrade to the Professional version, you can also enable Disk Space Management to automatically delete old backups, so you needn’t worry about the backup disk full. Like Windows built-in command line backup tool WBadmin, AOMEI Backupper gives you the ability to backup hard drive from command prompt. Besides, it also provides cloning features, so you can clone hard drive or operating system to protect your data without imaging.