AOMEI Backupper Standard has been updated to version 2.5
One of the ways to securely store important files is to create and maintain backups so that even in the worst situations, all the data was safe. For this there are many different solutions, including the Windows built-in tools from Microsoft and from a number of third-party programs deserves special attention AOMEI Data Backuper Standard.
With this free software you can create backup of system/disk/partition and restore your data, or clone disks and partitions. The tool allows you to create incremental or differential backups can be encrypted and compressed. And this is just some of the features of this relatively new program, whose creators made a very good start in the field of data backup.
AOMEI Data Backuper supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012, both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The program has a modern, intuitive and convenient graphical user interface, which will not have problems even the most novice users.
The main screen contains 5 sections located in the left part of the window. On top there are a few additional links: «Reload» (to update the status of hard drives), «Settings», «Help» and «Upgrade» (redirects to the company website AOMEI where you can purchase the upgrade from Standard to Professional).
To backup the user is required a minimum of action. First you need to choose the type of backup: backup of files and folders («File Backup»), backup system («Backup System»), backup disk («Disk Backup») or backup partition (the»Partition Backup»). You then need to select the file, folder, drive or partition and click «Start Backup» to begin the operation.
Before creating the backup settings («Backup Options») you can select the level of compression for backups between «None» (no compression), Normal (normal, default) and «High» (high); add password protection and include a breakdown of the backup into multiple smaller files (by default, the program does this automatically, but the size can be set manually). Another interesting option is called «Intelligent Sector». With it the program can make backups only the used sectors of the file system, instead of backing up all sectors of the partition/drive.
VSS (backup method provided by Microsoft) allows the program to make backups of all your apps that are already running, without interrupting their work. This option can be disabled in this case, Data Backuper is to use the built-in reception.
As for the other built-in utilities, you can select «Check Image», which checks the integrity of a backup image, and «Explore Image», which mounts the backup image to a virtual partition, thus allowing you to view its contents.
New in version 2.5:
- Universal Restore: backup image created on one computer can be restored on another machine with a different hardware;
- The ability to perform a system restore or clone system between GPT and MBR disks;
- Added advanced settings to schedule your backups that allow you to clearly indicate whether to automatically run missed scheduled backup at next system startup.
As for the cons, when using this product I have not had any problems and, given that Data Backuper is a newcomer in this field, I am confident that ahead of this tool a bright future. Although the lack of Russian language for someone can be a serious drawback.
with AOMEI Backupper Standard from the developer’s site