“My office have 20 computers. I would like to implement a centralized backup solution for all computers. What kind of backup software solutions do you recommend? I also have some specific requirements:
Backup source: I would like to backup the whole disk from each computer.
Backup type: incremental backup
Intervals: Daily/Weekly/Monthly - Every two hours a day weekdays only / 4weeks / keep only 3 months of backup”.
For dealing with this scenario, a schedule centralized backup should be the best option.
Centralized backup definition
Well, what is centralized backup? Centralized backup is a process that involves automatically replicating data from remote site and sending it over a network to a centralized location for storage. Like the scenario, if you have multiple computers, and you want to backup all computers, a centralized backup should be the best choice. You can create and manage backup tasks for all desktops, laptops within LAN from a single central management computer. Besides, centralized backup can help you reduce backup costs, and save a lot of time.
How to make schedule centralized backup?
As the scenario said, if you want to make an automatic schedule centralized backup, you need professional centralized backup software.
Centralized backup software
AOMEI Centralized Backupper is such a central backup software that enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all PCs, laptops and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.
AOMEI Centralized Backupper has many advantages:
It can centrally create a single task to backup system, disks, or partitions for all client computers to a network share or NAS. Any open files or running applications can be backed up without problems or interruption.
It can automatically scan and list all the online networked computers with the client program (AOMEI Backupper Standard) installed.
You can divide client computers into different groups (group client computers via IP segment) for making backup management easy.
It supports you to automatically run full, incremental and differential backups, and perform an automatic backup for only once, daily, weekly, monthly.
It fully supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista,XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows Home Server 2011 (32/64-bit).
Besides, AOMEI Centralized Backupper has many other great features like flexible backup rules, complete backup settings, etc. With AOMEI Centralized Backupper, you can use a computer as central server to start, schedule, stop and monitor remote backup jobs for all clients within the network.
Once you have AOMEI Centralized Backupper installed on the central computer and the client program installed on the computers you’d like to backup, it is very easy to centrally manage and backup system, disks, or partitions of all these client computers to a network share or NAS.
Set automatic schedule centralized backup with AOMEI Centralized Backupper
Here you can learn how AOMEI Centralized Backupper works and how to set an automatic schedule centralized backup with it. Here is a picture to help you to understand how it works.
First, you need to install AOMEI Centralized Backupper on one of the computers within LAN as the “Central Management Computer”.
Then, install AOMEI Backupper Standard on all client computers that you want to backup.
After that, you can work on the client management computer. AOMEI Centralized Backupper will list all client computers under “Computers” -> “Uncontrolled Computers”. You can remotely get the control permission by sending authorization request or entering usernames and passwords.
>By entering accounts: it allows you to enter client computers’ login credential (administrator account is required).
>By sending a message: it will send a message to your client computers to obtain the permissions.
*When the client computer shows up with a window to Agree or Reject. Click Agree.
As so far, you can create backup tasks. To make a schedule centralized backup with AOMEI Centralized Backupper, you can do as the following steps:
1. Go to Tasks tab, click New Task, and select Disk Backup.
2. Then, you can do as the following hints.
1>. Select “Add Computers” in Step 1 to add these clients computers you want to back up.
2>. Hit Step 2, choose backup rules as you want, and add disks you want to backup.
3>. Click Step 3 and click "Add Storage" button to add storage path in the pop up window.
3. To set up schedule centralized backup, here you need to click Schedule before clicking Start Backup.
> Click Schedule, in the Schedule List Settings, choose all computers or specify one computer. It will pop up the Schedule Settings window where you can setup Schedule Type Settings for Once, Daily, weekly, or Monthly.
> You can click Advanced here to setup a full, incremental or differential backup.
4. After all settings, you can click Start Backup to execute all operations. As so far, you have already set up a schedule centralized backup for all computers.
AOMEI Centralized Backupper should be the best centralized backup software that can help you set up a task to backup all your employees’ computer in such a simple way, and manage employees’ PC backups easily. It allows you to set up an automatic schedule centralized backup.
With AOMEI Centralized Backupper, if there is any computer has troubles, you can give the employee access to the backup destination location and then, the client can easily restore system and data back in a very short time.