Why need automatic incremental backup?
Having a full backup is so useful to keep your data safe, no matter you want to have a full backup of disk in case of disk broken, or a full system backup preparing for system crash, or a full backup of important family photos and videos against data loss. However, data on your machine changes every day, and assume that one day you forget to manually backup data and your computer goes wrong accordingly, data of that day will disappear forever. Luckily, automatic backup will backup data automatically. But automatic full backup is no longer need, automatic incremental backup is a better choice now since you only need to auto backup changed files, which is time and space saving.
Incremental backup is based on the last backup and includes only changed files. Usually, the first “incremental” backup is a full backup, the second incremental backup backs up only those files that have changed since the first backup, and the third would backs up only those files that have changed since the second, and so on. Therefore, incremental backup takes less backup time, produces smaller backup image files and takes up less storage space and automatic incremental backup will make things more easier.
Here, AOMEI Backupper is a free automatic incremental backup software to help you achieve automatic incremental backup.
How to automatic incremental backup with AOMEI Backupper?
AOMEI Backupper is running well with all editions of Windows including Windows XP\Vista\7\8\8.1\10 and allows you to do full backup, differential backup and incremental backup. It’s easy to operate and completely free of charge. Now we will show you how to use AOMEI Backupper to do automatic incremental backup of system.
Step 1: Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard Edition. Select “System Backup” under “Backup” tab.
Step 2: Make a full backup of system (here system files are chose by default). Name the backup job, select the destination path in “Step 2”. In addition, under left bottom, click “Schedule” to schedule an automatic incremental backup.
Step 3: Here is the setting interface. Doing scheduled backup daily, weekly, monthly of exact time or when special event triggers are all OK.
Under the “Advanced” tab, please choose “Incremental Backup” ( and this option is chose by default).
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.
Then, all the image files of this backup will be listed under the "Versions" tab.
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.