How to Schedule Backup System and Files?

Posted by @AOMEI

May 10, 2017

Set up a schedule to automatically backup your system and data, especially for users who want to create backups at a lesser frequency or have multiple backup schedules (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly or event triggers).

AOMEI Backupper is able to back up data for you automatically and periodically at a regular basis, which enhance data security to a large extent. The latest version of AOMEI Backupper provides five schedule modes: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers and Real-time Sync, to backup system, applications, and personal files and so on. For instance, you can schedule backup Windows 7 to protect OS. With these backup schedules, you can run different schedule tasks on different files/folders and programs.

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How to Schedule Backup System in AOMEI Backupper?

Method 1: click Backup > select one of backup types (System Backup for example) > click on Schedule and you’ll get into the window in above picture.

Schedule Backup

Method 2: select a backup task in the “Home” screen--> click “Advanced”--> click “Schedule Task”-->set the scheduled backup.

Daily

About Schedule Backup in AOMEI

Daily Mode

  1. Set a time point in the future to perform the backup task only once.
  2. Set a time point to perform the backup task once every day.
  3. Set a time frame in a day first. Then choose the time interval between each backup. The program will perform the backup at intervals of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 hours within this time frame every day.
Weekly

Weekly Mode

  1. Choose the day(s) for the backup task from Monday to Sunday
  2. Set a time point. The program will automatically perform the backup at a given time point on the chosen day(s) in every week.
Monthly

Monthly Mode

  1. You can specify one day to perform the backup task each month. For example, to run schedule backup monthly, you can tell the program run system on the third Tuesday every month.
  2. Choose one day from the calendar to perform the backup task in every month. And, you can also click multiple days on the calendar.
Monthly

Event Triggers

There are four event trigger types offered by AOMEI Backupper: User logon, User logoff, System startup and System shutdown. Please note that schedule backup Event triggers mode is available in paid versions only, like AOMEI Backupper Professional. Please upgrade to professional if necessary. To learn more information on Event triggers backup, please see Windows backup on logoff.

Event triggers

1. User logon: Set up to perform backup automatically when user is logged on. Once you log on any user account (administrator or standard), the backup task is performed immediately. If you log on an administrator account, you can see a small tray of AOMEI Backupper which shows the backup progress in the right bottom corner of the desktop. But, if it is a standard account, the backup task is performed in system background without the visible small tray of AOMEI Backupper.

2. User logoff: Set up to perform backup automatically when user is logged off. Once you log off any user account (administrator or standard), the backup task is performed in background immediately. If the backup has not been completed after you log on a account again, it still continues to run. If you log on an administrator account, you can see a small tray of AOMEI Backupper which shows the backup progress. If you shut down before the backup has not been completed, AOMEI Backupper will prevent system from doing shut down and then continue to complete the backup first. After that, the system will turn off automatically after the backup is completed.

3. System startup: Set up to perform backup automatically when system start up. Once the system start up, even though you has not yet logged on a account to enter the desktop, the backup task will run in background immediately. If the backup has not been completed after you enter into the desktop, it will still continues to run and you can see a small tray of AOMEI Backupper which shows the backup progress after you enter into the desktop of an administrator account. If you shut down before the backup has not been completed, AOMEI Backupper will prevent system from doing shut down and then continue to complete the backup first. After that, the system will turn off automatically after the backup is completed. In addition, you could set time to delay performing the backup. For instance, you set up 5 minutes, so the backup task starts to run after 5 minutes when the system start up.

4. System shutdown: Set up to automatically perform backup when system shut down. When you click “shut down”, AOMEI Backupper will prevent system from doing shut down and then perform the backup first. You can see the information which AOMEI Backupper is backing up for you after you click the “shut down” button. If the backup data is large, it will stay longer in here. After that, the system will turn off automatically after the backup is completed. Please note that if there is the system update after shutdown, the backup will run after the system update has been completed.

Tips:If you tick “Run one time every day” in the bottom-left corner, the backup task will run only one time in a day. In this situation, if the program detect the backup task has been performed, it will not run again in a day.

Real-time Sync

Go File Sync > Schedule and you are able to use this feature that only useable in syncing files and folders. As its name implies, Real-time Sync will synchronize file from source location to destination location instantly when there is any change to source file. Real-time sync files to local disk, network shared, and NAS and Cloud desktop folder is available. For more detailed steps with screenshots on real-time sync, please refer to real-time file sync.

Real-time Sync

Deselect Backup Schedule

After schedule backup files or system for a period of time, you may want to cancel schedule in backup task. Go Home > Advanced > Schedule Task > Do not schedule to cancel it.

Do not schedule