Benefits of centralized system backup
It is known to all that creating backup tasks is indispensable to every computer user, especially backing up the system. With system backup, you can avoid reinstalling Windows, prevent data loss caused by system crash, and migrate the system to another computer, etc. Backing up a single system is quite easy. You can use either Windows built-in tool or professional system backup software.
However, if you are an administrator of a large company or school, it would be troublesome to backup each computer. In this case, you need centralized backup software to create a centralized system backup. And the centralized solution is increasingly popular in enterprise and school use.
Centralized backup can get you out of trouble to backup each computer. It allows you to backup all the computer in the same Local Area Network simultaneously. It has many advantages besides preventing data loss, migrating system to another computer, and avoiding reinstalling system:
Time-saving: One of the biggest advantages is that it is time-saving. As there is no need to backup each computer one by one, it will save much time. This advantage is quite prominent in enterprise use.
Reduce human error: Only an experienced administrator is needed to make centralized system backup strategies. In this way, it can also significantly reduce a risk of loss or immature backup actions from unskilled users.
Reduce admin cost: One administrator is enough to make overall backup plans, and he/she can manage these backups well. Also, some centralized backup software can execute unattended task, which will largely reduce admin cost.
How to create centralized system backup?
To create a centralized backup for your system, you need to choose reliable software first. Here I will introduce a fantastic tool: AOMEI Centralized Backupper.
Specialized Centralized backup software
AOMEI Centralized Backupper is professional network backup software. It is designed for medium and large enterprise. With it, you can perform centralized backup management of multiple remote computers.
It provides a one-click backup system solution. If you need to do a system backup, it will enable you to back up your system drive completely, including applications, drivers, configuration settings, system files and boot files.
Also, the backup image is completely compatible with all versions of AOMEI Backupper. When there is a need to restore system, disk, partition, you can do the operation via AOMEI Backupper on the client computers. Just make sure that all your computers are on the same Local Area Network.
Before you start performing centralized backup for multiple systems, you should install AOMEI Centralized Backupper on the central management computer and AOMEI Backupper on client computers.
Detailed steps to create centralized system backup
1. Open AOMEI Centralized Backupper. Click Computers to send a request to control other computers. Be sure all the computers are on the same Local Area Network.
2. Click Tasks and New Task. There are four types of task: system backup, disk backup, partition backup and file backup. Select System Backup.
In Step 1, add the computers you need to backup.
In Step 2, select another location as destination path. (Your system partition and system reserved partition will be selected by default.)
Tips: you can write a task name to distinguish it from other tasks.
3. At the bottom of the system backup interface, you can click Settings to set up advanced settings or Schedule to make a schedule for the backup task.
Settings: You can set the compression level to save backup storage. Email notification can notice you the results of backup plans. You can tick Enable encryption for backups to ensure the security of the backups. Splitting backup and VSS backup are also supported.
Schedule: Four modes are available: Once, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly. To create a scheduled backup will greatly enhance the security of your data and save a lot of time.
4. After all this done, go back to the interface of system backup. Click Start Backup, and there are two options: "Only create a task" and "Create and execute tasks". Choose one based on your needs.
With AOMEI Centralized Backupper, you can create a centralized backup for multiple systems without effort. It will largely save your time and energy. Also, it allows you to backup disk and partition for remote computers to NAS. You can even backup dynamic disks and volumes.
Additionally, AOMEI Centralized Backupper supports MBR and GPT disk standards and works effectively with UEFI boot. And it supports almost all Windows PC and Server operating systems including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016. At last, remember that AOMEI Backupper is always available for you to backup certain files and folders.