AOMEI Backupper is an instant and feasible option when you are looking for a free and effective backup app for your windows system. The app provides simple user interface, quick backup and restore process, clone your hard disk, further it provides helpful options for customisation.
AOMEI Backupper is very easy-to-use , it has interactive user interface and on the launching software main screen you will find all the required options.
Taking backups with AOMEI Backupper is relatively easy, backing-up data with this application takes only a few clicks, you can either back-up the complete hard disk (Disk Backup) or particular partition or even the complete system (System Backup).
By default the application uses a VSS backup technique provided by Microsoft, VSS allows the program to backup data without interrupting other applications work. If you wish to avoid VSS, the app will switch to its own back-up technique.
The Disk Backup option makes an image of your hard drives, while the System Backup option will create an image of your entire system. For backing up certain partitions of your hard-disk, you can switch to Partition Backup option. Once you decide the type of back-up you want, next you can choose where to save the backup (image) file.
Once you choose certain backup method, at the bottom of the main screen (below step 2) you will notice ” Backup Options” (wheel icon). Clicking on it you can customize your backup, you can add comments to distinguish different backups, choose the compression level for a backup (higher level will make smaller image file, but backup process will be longer), enable encryption for backups, specify the way of splitting a large backup into multiple smaller files and much more.
AOMEI Backupper also lets you choose between full, incremental and differential backups for particular data types.On the main screen of the application you can see all the backups that you already created with the app. The main setback is an auto backup feature is missing, the application not even let you to create schedule backups.
So, you must have to rely on manual backups, you can delete old backups or take the backups frequently. For restoring these, the app provides” Restore” option, you just need to specify the location or path of the image file and the app will restore the data from that file.
The process of restoring files is quite easy, but the restoring process time will depend on the amount, type and format of the data.AOMEI Backupper also provides a ‘Clone’ option, which lets you to create exact copies of partitions or disks. Further, on the main screen of the app you will notice ‘Utilites’ option, this option provides tools to check the data integrity of the backup image file, mount the image to a virtual partition to access it through ‘My Computer’ and create a Linux or Windows PE-based bootable rescue disk on a CD/DVD disc or on a USB drive.
AOMEI Backupper supports most Windows versions, including the old XP and the newly-launched Windows 8. The app will work on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (all editions, 32/64-bit).
Plus: Freeware, easy-to-use, customisation options, quick backup and restoration
Minus: No Auto-Backup option and Schedule backup
Conclusion: AOMEI Backupper is one of the best free application available for backing up data on your Windows system effectively.
Download : AOMEI Backupper 1.6 (19 MB)