AOMEI Data Backuper
AOMEI Data Backuper is a free backup and restore software that is easy to use for most PC Users.
AOMEI Data Backuper is absolutely free of charge and the installation process does not pose any trouble. The procedure takes little time to complete and does not involve pushing onto the system software you don’t actually need.
The interface looks nice and it is very intuitive. Simplicity and ease of use are at the core of the application, so only essentials menus are available, making it impossible to go astray when carrying out a task.
Besides backing up data and restoring it, the application can also clone entire partitions and disks as well as mount/unmounts backup images. Additionally, it provides the possibility to verify the integrity of a stored image as well as create bootable media (CD/DVD or USB), very useful especially when trying to restore an operating system you can no longer boot into.
The backup management is done from the “Home” tab and this is also the place to run the first task. All backup jobs available are displayed as tiles, offering the possibility to restore them to initiate a new full backup or an incremental/differential one.
The advanced options for each entry allow you to delete the respective backup image completely, check its integrity, mount it in order to explore its content or provide details about it, such as comments, storage location as well as the time of its initial creation and the last update. The application can also show its target location on a disk map.
Filtering options allow you to bring to view only the backup jobs created in the past week or month, as well as during a particular time frame. This feature would come in handy if you create backup jobs on a frequent basis, which is more likely to be done to files and folders rather than entire disks and partitions.
The “Backup” menu provides three possibilities: create a backup image for an entire disk, a partition or the system drive. In all three cases, the procedure is pretty much the same and wizard-driven: select the target, define the storage location and start the job.
But this is not to say that you cannot customize the backup job. AOMEI Data Backuper provides the possibility to add a description for each image, define a compression level or protect the resulting file with a password.
Splitting the backup copy into predefined chinks is also on the list, but a more interesting option is the possibility to enable Intelligent Sector feature. This instructs the program to backup only those sectors of the drive that are actually used, the procedure leading to a smaller size of the output image and lower times to complete the job.
On the other hand, sector-by-sector backup makes an exact copy of the drive, complete with free space. This is also useful, particularly if you want to recover data from the respective drive at a later time, an operation that requires all the sectors to remain intact.
AOMEI Data Backuper can create backup copies for the active operating system, without interrupting your work. This is possible thanks to the VSS (Volume Snapshot Service), or Shadow Copy, technology available in Windows. However, you can enable this for any backup you make, lest some files are locked or in use.
Restoring the system drive requires restarting the computer and booting into a specially created AOMEI live session, which features the main functions of the program. The boot entry is created automatically the moment you attempt to restore the OS partition and all you have to do is pick it from the boot menu.
All backup images can be mounted as a virtual drive and explored. Also, since they are read-only, the information contained can be extracted to a location of your liking.
The bootable media creator included in the application allows you to make rescue media device to be used if you’re unable to boot into the system. It can be stored on a CD/DVD or a USB drive.
“AOMEI Data Backuper, is a free backup and restore software that is easy to use for most PC users”
To prevent data loss, so we need to make data backup, AOMEI's software with the following features to ensure the safety of your data.
One-click back up all data of system drive, including system files and installed applications without interrupting system run.
Backup your hard disk drives including MBR disk, GPT disk, external hard drive, USB disk, and other storage devices that can be recognized by Windows.
Partition and Volume Backup:
If you just want to backup a partition or volume, not the entire disk, the feature will be your best choice. With it, you can backup one or multiple partitions/volumes (including dynamic volumes) to an image file.
When your computer occurs some problems, such as accidentally deleted files, the system can not start, virus damage, by using the created backup before, you can restore system to its previous normal state or retrieve lost data.
Easily and quickly restore system partition and ensure system bootable after completing the recovery process.
Disk and Partition Recovery:
Reliably recover the whole hard disk drive, partition or dynamic volume to original state.
Selective file restore:
Selectively restore individual files and folders from a backup image file without recovering the entire backup.
In addition to backup and restore functions, AOMEI Data Backuper supports cloning operations. If you need to upgrade hard drive, or replace old disk, or migrate hard drive to new one, this feature can be more convenient to your work.
Directly copy one hard drive to another without creating an image file. The program allows you to resize partitions during this cloning process, and supports to clone small disk to larger disk as well as copy traditional hard drive to solid state drive.
Partition and Volume Clone:
Directly create an exact duplication of partition or dynamic volume and exactly transfer it to another partition or volume.
Incremental & differential backups:
Based on a full backup, the software supports to create incremental or differential backups to taking less time and save storage space.
- Encryption and Compression:You can set a password for each backups to prevent unauthorized access. When the backup process, specify an industry leading compression algorithm to compress image file in order to take up less disk space.
Image file checker and explorer:
Check data integrity of image file to ensure the backups can be restored successfully. Mount image files to a virtual partition so that you can browse the contents of the backups in Windows Explorer.
Comment Backups and Splitting Backups:
Add comments to backups so that the backups can be further identified and clarified. Let you know what a backup is for or what it contains. Splitting Backups can split backup an image file into proper sizes to fit storage media.
Create Bootable Rescue Media:
You can create a bootable media (e.g. CD or USB media) to restore system drive on the condition that Windows can not boot.
Supports all storage devices recognized by Windows, such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, SSD, USB external disks, Hardware RAID and so on. Moreover, supports MBR and GPT style, and fully support capacities greater than 2TB.
Win XP/Win Vista/
Win Server 2008 R2/
Win Server 2012
Win 7/Win 8