Having a full backup is so useful that to safeguard your information in case of disk broken, system crash or data loss. However, data on your machine changes every day and full backup will take a long time to finish, so to back up only new files known as incremental backup is a better choice then. (Incremental backup refers to backup the changed and new added data based on the first full backup or the last backup, so the last image file of incremental backup is based on the previous image file and the deletion of a previous image file will make all the subsequent image files invalid.) Besides, scheduling the incremental backup task so as to backup only new files automatically is good to avoid the annoyance and forgetfulness of manual backup work. Next, we’ll show you how to easily achieve the job with AOMEI Backupper.
How to back up only new files automatically?
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free edition with powerful capabilities, which supports all Windows’ editions including Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10. You can use it to do an auto incremental backup job as well as full backup and differential backup.
Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Select “File Backup” under “Backup” tab.
Step 2: Name the backup job, select the destination path in “Step 2”. In addition, under left bottom, click “Schedule” to auto backup only changed files.
Note: we definitely recommend you an external hard drive over optical discs, for a hard drive is much faster while backing up and stores large amount of data, such as videos, music, photos, etc.
Step 3: Here comes the setting interface. Scheduling backup daily, weekly, monthly of exact time is OK.
Under the “Advanced” tab, please choose “Incremental Backup”. Only the first backup will take long time to do full backup job, but next ones will be incremental backups and normally take a few minutes (unless you’ve added several gigabytes of data).
Note: After finishing all settings, you can do regular backup. Then click Start Backup. After you finish backup, it will turn to Home interface. If you don’t set schedule backup during backup operation, you also can set following Home > Advanced > Schedule Backup. Also, you can do incremental backup here through Backup >Incremental Backup.
Besides, all the versions of this backup task can be known through Home > Advanced > Properties.
Note: There maybe many incremental backups after years, if you want to manage them more easily, you can consolidate incremental backups into a single image.