​Manage Employees’ PC Backups with Free Central Backup Tool

Posted by @Cody

December 21, 2017

It is crucial for your business to back up employees' PCs. You can create automatic employee backups with free centralized backup software.

Why you need backup employees PCs?

Most of the companies have saved important files on their employees' computers because employees do most of their work on desktop or laptop. As we all know, data are crucial to the business. Besides server data, you should also backup your employees’ computers.

Many things can cause computer data loss, such as hard drive failure, coffee spills, theft, system crash, or human error. Besides, there are 4 reasons that you should backup your employees’ PCs.

1.  Data Protection

Every day, your employees add new data on their work computer, like contracts, emails, designs, and other documents. If some important files are lost, a lot of time of hard work may have been in vain.

You cannot guarantee all your employees have a habit to backup their stuff. Therefore, you should create a plan to backup all your employee computer in a center base. Should someone’s computer crashes, you can easily recover the data and get everything on track quickly.

2.   Protection from Ransomware Virus

In 2017, more than 150 countries have been affected by ransomware, and more than 1.3 million computer systems are still vulnerable to such threats. Are your employee's computers vulnerable against virus? It is hard to say because the future virus will be more threatening and aggressive.

You have to protect your entire organization against such threats. According to IT experts, the best to protect your computer against ransomware is to backup your PC regularly.

In most of the cases, all employees are using the same business network. If one of the computers get infected, it is easy to paralyze all computers in the organization. Therefore, you should backup all computer on network.

3.   Easy Recovery in the case of hardware failure,

All components of a computer cannot last forever. Each failure may delay your work. If an important part needs replacing, you may need to reinstall system and transfer files. That’s lots of time wasted. If you have created system backup for your employees, a bare metal restore can easily restore the system and data back once you replace the hardware.

4.   Against manual deletion

In a company, employees come and go, which is pretty normal. If one employee about to quit delete all the important data before handing over to others, what should you do? To avoid data loss caused by manual deletion, you can create scheduled backup to backup all important things.

You need a centralized backup software to backup all computers

You certainly do not want to backup employees’ computers one by one and repeat it once in a while. To automatically backup all computers in your company to one reliable place, you just need a centralized backup management software.

AOMEI Backupper Network is a free tool that allows you to backup and monitor all computers network to network attached storage (NAS) or shared location. You do not even need to install backup software on all employees’ computer cause this tool will do it for you.

AOMEI Backupper Network enables to create system backup, partition backup, and disk backup. you can set custom schedule to run backups automatically. The scheduled backup will perform incremental backup or differential backup to save storage space and backup running time.

Backup for each employee with free centralized backup software

AOMEI Backupper Network provides a concise interface, so you can easily set up a scheduled task to backup all your employees’ computers. You can refer to the steps below to backup all PCs:

Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Backupper Network on a Windows PC or Server as the center server to control all backup tasks.

Step 2. Open AOMEI Backupper Network. Under Computers tab, click Install client program to install backup software on all the employees’ computers. You can manually install AOMEI Backupper on all the computers or use Remote Client Installation feature.

Install Client Program

Step 3. If you choose Manual client installation, you need to click Request Control at the lower right corner to obtain control permissions from your employees’ PCs. You can also divide computers into different groups for different backup strategies.

Step 4. Click Home tab and select a type of backup that you want to create. Let’s take System Backup as an example.

System Backup

Step 5. In the next screen, click Add Computer to select a group of computers that need backing up.

Add Computers

Step 6. Click Step2 to set up a network attached storage or shared location network to save the backup image files. If you choose to run Disk Backup or Partition Backup, you need to specify the backup source first.

Destination Location

Step 7. Click Schedule to set up a schedule to backup selected data automatically if needed. After that, click Start Backup to start the backup.

Schedule Backup

That’s it. You have just set up a backup task to backup all your employees’ PCs. If you set up a scheduled backup, after the first full backup, all backups will be performed as incremental backups by default.

If one of the computers has problems, you can give access to the Backup destination location to the employee and then he or she can easily restore system and data back in a very short time. If you need to upgrade your employees’ computer, you can also restore the backup to the new dissimilar hardware computer without reinstalling Windows.