How to Schedule an Automatic Backup in Windows 108/7?

Posted by @AOMEI

May 5, 2017

To data safety, you should schedule an automatic backup in Windows 10/8/7 because data loss often happen. This article introduces you two ways to set up scheduled or automatic backup regularly.

Why to Schedule an Automatic Backup in Windows 10?

Windows 10 is the new Windows system, and many users may install it, and maybe doing a backup for your important data is essential after using for a period time. Almost everyone knows the importance of data backup, but it seems that you don’t have a habit of backup. Just because of this, if your hard drive fails, system crash, blue screen, virus strike, what would you do to ensure data security? To avoid data being damaged and decreasing loss, you should schedule automatic backup Windows 10 as daily activity.

As for backup schedule, backup programs can be set to do automatically scheduled backup by your own setting. You can set backup day by day, week by week, month by month or when a special event happens for regular data backup. And this backup strategy can provide convenience, save your backup time and energy. Therefore, if you need to backup Windows 10, here we suggest you to schedule backup Windows 10.

Schedule an Automatic Backup in Windows 10

Identify Backup Source and Storage Destination

In general, before Windows 10 automatic backup, the first thing is to decide what data need to be backed up regularly, system, partitions, folders, applications, or some important files? Also where are the backups stored, NAS, Network, external hard drives or internal hard drives? After identifying the exact backup source and destination, then you can schedule Windows 10 automatic backup for some settings. We take automatic file backup and hard drive E as an example.

Schedule Windows 10 Automatic Backup by File History

As for setting up automatic backup, maybe many users choose File History to do this task. This way is very stable. You only need to find File History in Control Panel and open it. Here is a main interface of File History which can help you do system image backup and file backup. But this backup cannot be compressed, and only copy files from libraries, desktop, contacts, favorites and OneDrive, and when backup, you must add your files into these backup sources and then can backup. And this tool copy files to a local disk E (it can connect to a hard drive and realize it automatically.)

File History

If you want to schedule automatic backup Windows 10, there is another advanced settings option. You can set for scheduled backup, for instance, you can set to save copies of files every hour (default), or 10,15,20,30 minutes, 3,6,12 hours or daily. In addition, the size of offline cache and saved versions also can be set by your need.

Advanced Setting

But it seems this way is a little troublesome, and it cannot compress backup files and they will take much disk space.

Set up Automatic Backup on Windows 10

File History has some limitations, but how to schedule an automatic backup by a simple and easy way? Perhaps, an excellent professional backup software can achieve double result with half the effort. AOMEI Backupper Standard is one of the best free backup software. In Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, it is supported to do file backup, folder backup, system backup, partition backup and disk backup. It is also a schedule backup software that you can use to set up automatic backup in Windows 10/8/7. How to do scheduled automatic Windows 10 backup? Look at the following guidance.

1. Download AOMEI Backupper free and install it to run. In the Backup tab, select File Backup as an example.

File Backup

3. Then you can see a setting interface. Doing scheduled backup daily, weekly, monthly or event triggers (supported by AOMEI Backupper Professional or superior edition) are all ok.

Schedule Backup

4. 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, you also set in Home> Advanced> Schedule Task.

Schedule Task

A backup without being tested is no backup at all. After the backup is done, you can check its integrity and explore the backup image. To restore a system backup is also quite easy, and you can also restore to dissimilar hardware by upgrading to AOMEI Backupper Professional edition. In summary, after knowing backup data automatically, Please schedule automatic backup Windows 10 right now, for your data protection, do this task!