Create Backup Tasks

Posted by @AOMEI

May 16, 2019

AOMEI Centralized Backupper allows you to create backup tasks that specify how to protect the data on the given machines.

You can create backup tasks for your controlled computers in AOMEI Centralized Backupper.

There are 5 types of task available: File Backup, File Sync, Disk Backup, System Backup and Partition Backup.


File Backup


File backup can help you back up files and folders to an image file so that you can have a copy for your important files and folders.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select File Backup. Or, you can directly click "File Backup" on Home screen.

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1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to do file backup.

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2. Hit "Select the source data you need to backup" in Step 2:

·          Select items based on each client: manually select files/folders path of one client computer you want to backup.

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·          Select items based on backup rules: please enter file's/folder's path or environment variable as the rule to match backup source. But network path is not accepted.

For example, backup User folder under C: drive of all clients you added, you can use C:\Users as a backup rule.

Or, you set "%Temp%" as backup rule, it will back up all Temp folder under different paths of all clients you added. Note, Temp is an environment variable.

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3. Click "Select a location as the destination path" in Step 3: right click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage path.

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4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task.

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File Sync


File Sync allows you to synchronize files/folders to Network Drive.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select File Sync. Or, you can directly click "File Sync" on Home screen.

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1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to do file sync.

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2. Hit "Select the source data you need to backup or sync" in Step 2:

·          Select items based on each client: manually select files/folders path of one client computer you want to sync.

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·          Select items based on sync rules: please enter file's/folder's path or environment variable as the rule to match sync source. But network path is not accepted.

For example, sync Users folder under C: drive of all clients you added, you can use C:\Users as a sync rule.

Or, you set "%Temp%" as sync rule, it will sync all Temp folder under different paths of all clients you added. Note, Temp is an environment variable.

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3. Click "Select a location as the destination path" in Step 3: right click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add sync's destination.

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4. Click Start Sync to create the task or execute the task.

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System Backup

System backup will allow you to back up system partitions of controlled computers, including applications installed on your system partition, important data, system configuration settings etc.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select System Backup.

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1. Select "Add Computersin Step 1 to add controlled computers that you want to back up. system partition(s) will be added to the backup automatically, you don’t need to select them manually.

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2. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 2, and right-click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add the storage repository.

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3. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task immediately.

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Disk Backup

Disk backup will back up all partitions on the selected disk according to the specified rules. Disk type like MBR and GPT, storage drives like HDD/SSD, external hard drives, and others that can be detected byAOMEI Backupper are supported.

If system partitions are included in the selected disk, then boot related files and configurations will be included, so that the backed up disk can be bootable.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select Disk Backup.

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1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to back up.

2. There are two rules available in Step 2 that you can specific disks/partitions that you want them to be included.

Select data based on client: manually select disks of one client computer you want to back up so that all the selected disks available on other clients will be included.

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Select data based on backup rules: there are several given backup rules.

  • all disks: backup all local disks, including internal and external disks.

  • disks containing system partitions: backup the disks containing system partitions with "boot" and "system" flag, generally including C:drive and hidden boot system partitions.

  • disks containing partitions with specified drive letters: backup disks containing at least one partition with drive letters you specified. You can specify multiple drive letters.

  • disks containing partitions with matching labels: backup disks containing at least one partition with labels you specified. The specified text is case-insensitive.

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3. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 3: right click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage repository.

4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task.

Partition Backup

This option enables you to back up one or multiple partitions/volumes (including dynamic volumes).

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select Partition Backup.

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1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to back up.

2.There are two rules available in Step 2:

Select data based onclient: manually select disks of one client computer you want to back up.

Select data based on backup rules: there are several alternative backup rules:

  • partitions with specified with drive letter: backup partitions with drive letters you specified. You can specify multiple drive letters.

  • partitions with matching labels: backup partitions with labels you specified. The specified text is case-insensitive.

  • partition index: backup the Nth partitions on the specified disk, for example, the second partition on disk 0.

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3. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 3: right click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage repository.

4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task.

Tips:

  • More advanced options for the current backup task can also be set via Settings and Schedule

  • You can click Matching clients label to see which clients meet the selected rules.

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