This article will talk about Installing AOMEI Backupper Standard, preparing the partition for backup, and creating and restoring a backup copy.
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a software package for backing up and restoring the hard disk files, folders, and partitions.
AOMEI Backupper Standard is a simple and free application for backing up and restoring the system, disks, and disk partitions. Microsoft VSS technology allows you to create backups without interrupting your computer.
Key Features of AOMEI Backupper Standard
- Full, incremental, and differential backups.
- Back up and restore files and folders, system, partitions, and disks.
- Back up files to a network share.
- Password protection of the backup copy (encryption).
- Manage backups.
- Support for Intelligent Sector and sector-by-sector backup modes.
- Support for VSS (Volume Shadow Copy).
- Cloning partitions and disks.
- Verify the integrity of the backup.
- Create bootable media based on the Linux kernel or Windows PE.
Features of the Paid Version of AOMEI Backupper Professional
- Real-time synchronization of files/folders. Monitor files/folders for changes and synchronize new added, modified, or deleted files/folders from the source to the target path as soon as the changes have occurred. Synchronize folders and files with a network location.
- System cloning. Migration of the operating system from HDD to SSD, from SSD to SSD, from HDD to HDD, or from SSD to HDD without the need to reinstall Windows and applications, with the guarantee of booting the system after migration. Support for MBR/GPT partitions, UEFI boot mode, mSATA/M.2/PCI-E SSDs.
- Universal recovery. Restore a backup image to another computer with different hardware components, or migrate the OS from a physical disk to a virtual machine (P2V) by backing up and restoring it.
- Command-line utility. Perform backup, restore, and cloning operations from the command line by creating batch scripts (.bat).
- Merge backup images. Create a single backup by combining incremental copies into a single image for simplified management.
- Mount a backup image to view the contents.
- Backup scheme. Automatic deletion of old copies depends on individual attributes’ values to preserve free space.
- PXE boot tool. Start client computers by using a LAN network for system maintenance purposes.
- Scheduled backup jobs that run on specific events. Run backups when a user logs in, logs off, boots the OS, or shuts down.
- Back up and restore dynamic volumes.
- Edit partitions on the disk. Manually adjust the partition size on the target disk when cloning or restoring a copy image of a disk.
- File filtering settings. Exclude specific extensions from file and folder backup jobs or sync jobs.
AOMEI Backupper Standard System Requirements
- A processor with a clock speed of at least 500 MHz.
- 256 MB OF RAM.
- 300 MB of available hard-disk space.
- CD-RW/DVD-RW drive or USB flash drive for creating bootable media
- Mouse or other pointing devices (recommended).
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows 11
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2008 /2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 /2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2019
Supported File Systems
How to Backup with AOMEI Backupper Standard
Step 1: Installing AOMEI Backupper Standard
- Run the installation file AOMEI Backupper Standard
- Select a language, and then click OK
- Further, during the installation process, you will be prompted to select the version of the installed program. If you are using the free version of AOMEI Backupper Standard, you must click the Skip button.
- When the installation is complete, run the AOMEI Backupper Standard application.
Step 2: Create A Backup With AOMEI Backupper Standard
Before running the System Partition Backup Tool, you must make sure that you have storage space for the backup. It can be a separate partition of the hard disk, an external storage medium, or network storage.
In my example, the backup will be created in the backup partition of the second hard drive.
- In the program’s main window in the sidebar, select the Backup section.
The Backup partition provides quick access to all the program’s functions related to data backup and recovery.
- System Backup – backup of the system partition.
- File Backup – backup of files and folders.
- Disk Backup – disk backup.
- File Sync – File Sync
- Partition Backup – backup of the partition.
- to back up the system partition of the hard disk, you must select the system backup partition
- The partitions to be backed up will be determined depending on the Installed Windows operating system in the next window. In this example (Fig.8), there are two hidden partitions (Windows recovery partition – 517 MB and encrypted (EFI) partition – 100 MB), as well as the system partition itself.
- You must specify the path to save the backup copy in this window. As I wrote earlier, in my example, a backup will be created in the backup partition of the second hard drive. To do this, click on the icon with the image of the folder and specify the path to the partition where the image will be saved.
- You can also change the name of the backup in the Task Name field in this window.
If you need to fine-tune the backup, you are creating. You can configure additional settings by selecting Options in the lower-left corner of the interface. These settings are described in AOMEI Backupper Standard Advanced Tools. As a rule, for most cases, the default settings are suitable.
- To start the backup process, you must click the Start Backup button.
- The backup process starts. Its duration depends on the volume of the partition.
- When the backup is complete, the system will notify you that the backup is full. Click Finish.
Step 3: Restore A Backup With AOMEI Backupper Standard
To restore a backup copy of the system partition, go to the Restore section and select Select Task or Select Image File (to specify the location of the backup image). Since I created the backup in a production operating system environment, I can choose any option.
- Select Select Task or Select Image File
- Select Select Task in the Restore section, specify the desired backup and click Next.
- When restoring a system partition and additional hidden partitions, you must leave the Restore this system backup radio button at the default location and click Next and then Start Restore to start the restore.
- In the AOMEI Backupper window that appears, you will be prompted to restart the system by clicking Yes.
- After the reboot, the restored operating system will start.
I hope this guide on how to back up with AOMEI Backupper Standard was helpful. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a professional, free program for backing up and restoring data, easy to use for most ordinary computer users.