How to Create a Schedule Backup

Posted by @AOMEI

August 24, 2016

As time goes by, more and more people pay attention to how to create a schedule backup. The AOMEI Backupper provides this function for you.

How toCreate aScheduleBackup

The reason of creatinga schedule backup

1.Backup becomes increasingly important for PC users. It can help you store your files safer.

2.You may want to do the data backup in a time-saving and energy-saving method, so create a schedule backup to backup files is essential.

3.The schedule backup can backup files in a fixed time, so it could backup files if files get changed.

The detailed steps of how to create aschedule backup

As we all know, there are many kinds of data backup. For example,system backup, disk backup, partition backup and file backup. Here we take backing up to an external hard drive as the example.

How to create a schedule backup in Windows 7

You can use the built in function of Windows 7 to create a schedule backup. The following is the detail.

Step1. Click the Start button, select the “System and Security”. Select the Backup and Restore under “Control Panel”. Click the “Set up Backup” to create a backup.


Step2. Then insert the external hard drive which used to store the image files, and select the drive letter corresponding to the device.


Step3. Now there has two choice: “Let the Windows choose” or “Let me choose”. Select the “Let me choose” to choose the files you want to backup.


Step4. Review the backup settings and confirm if it is right. Then save settings and run backup.


Step5.Then you can set up how often you want to backup files. Check the box of “Run backup on a schedule”.


Step6. You can see the progress of backup and click the “Backup and Restore Control Panel” to view settings. When the operation is done, click the “Finish”.

The weakness of built in backup function of Windows 7

1.You can’t do any data backup and restore when your system crashes.

2.It costs much time and space.

3.Besides, it is difficult to restore backups.

Meantime, AOMEI Backupper is a steady, safety and intellectual backup software, and it is time-saving and room-saving.

1.First of all, downloadAOMEI Backupper, install and launch it.

2.Secondly, select the “File Backup” below the “Backup” option.

AOMEI Backupper Standard

3.Click the “Add file” option to choose the files you need to back up. Here backing up the “words.wps”. Click the right tab of “Step2” to select the location as the destination path.

Add File

4.To create a schedule backup, check the box in front of the “Schedule” to set the mode of backup. There is three mode for your choice:Daily mode, Weekly mode, Monthly mode and Event Triggers mode.

Schedule Backup

5. Set up and confirm the condition you choose is what you really want, then click “Start Backup” and choose a way (Add the schedule and start backup now or Only add the schedule) to begin the schedule backup.

6. Select the “Finish” button when all the operation is done.

create a schedule backup on your backups

You may wonder how to do the schedule backup on the backups already exist. Click the “Home” tab, then select the “Advanced” button, choose the “Schedule Task”.

Schedule Task

It will pop up a interface a little different from above. You can view the detail information of the backups. And you just need do the same thing like “Step5” and “Step6”.


1.Confirm the device you use to store the image file has enough spare space.

2.Do not extract the external device when backup is running.

3.You need to insert the device when the schedule task need to be done.