You can create backup tasks for your controlled computers in AOMEI Centralized Backupper.

There are 7 types of tasks available: File Backup, Disk Backup, System Backup, Partition Backup, Basic Sync, Real-Time Sync, and Mirror Sync.

In the following article, there are instructions on how to create a backup task. As for how to create a sync task, please check the instructions here.


File Backup


File backup can help you back up files and folders to an image file so that you can have a copy of your important files and folders.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select File Backup. Or, you can directly click "File Backup" on the Home screen.

File Backup Select

1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to do file backup.

File Backup Add Computers

2. Hit "Select the source data you need to backup" in Step 2:

· Select items based on each client: manually select files/folders path of one client computer you want to backup.

File Backup Select Source

· Select items based on backup rules: please enter file's/folder's path or environment variable as the rule to match backup source. But network path is not accepted.

For example, backup User folder under C: drive of all clients you added, you can use C:\Users as a backup rule.

Or, you set "%Temp%" as backup rule, it will back up all Temp folder under different paths of all clients you added. Note, Temp is an environment variable.

File Backup Add Rules

3. Click "Select a location as the destination path" in Step 3: right-click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage path.

File Backup Add Storage

4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task

File Backup Start Backup


System Backup

System backup will allow you to back up system partitions of controlled computers, including applications installed on your system partition, important data, system configuration settings etc.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select System Backup.

System Backup Select

1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add controlled computers that you want to back up. system partition(s) will be added to the backup automatically, you don’t need to select them manually.

System Backup Add Computers

2. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 2, and right-click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add the storage repository.

System Backup Add Storage

3. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task immediately.

System Backup Start

Disk Backup

Disk backup will back up all partitions on the selected disk according to the specified rules. Disk type like MBR and GPT, storage drives like HDD/SSD, external hard drives, and others that can be detected byAOMEI Backupper are supported.

If system partitions are included in the selected disk, then boot related files and configurations will be included, so that the backed up disk can be bootable.

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to back up.

2. There are two rules available in Step 2 that you can specific disks/partitions that you want them to be included.

Select data based on the client: manually select disks of one client computer you want to back up so that all the selected disks available on other clients will be included.

Disk Backup Select Based On Client

Select data based on backup rules: there are several given backup rules.

  • all disks: backup all local disks, including internal and external disks.

  • disks containing system partitions: backup the disks containing system partitions with "boot" and "system" flags, generally including C:drive and hidden boot system partitions.

  • disks containing partitions with specified drive letters: backup disks containing at least one partition with drive letters you specified. You can specify multiple drive letters.

  • disks containing partitions with matching labels: backup disks containing at least one partition with labels you specified. The specified text is case-insensitive.

Disk Backup Select Based On Rules

3. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 3: right-click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage repository.

4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task.

Partition Backup

This option enables you to back up one or multiple partitions/volumes (including dynamic volumes).

Go to Tasks Tab, click New Task, and select Partition Backup.

Partition Backup


1. Select "Add Computers" in Step 1 to add these client computers you want to back up.

2.There are two rules available in Step 2:

Select data based onclient: manually select disks of one client computer you want to back up.

Select data based on backup rules: there are several alternative backup rules:

  • partitions with specified with drive letter: backup partitions with drive letters you specified. You can specify multiple drive letters.

  • partitions with matching labels: backup partitions with labels you specified. The specified text is case-insensitive.

  • partition index: backup the Nth partitions on the specified disk, for example, the second partition on disk 0.

Partition Backup Select Based On Rules

3. Click "Select the destination location to save the backup" in Step 3: right click Share or NAS device or select Add Storage button to add storage repository.

4. Click Start Backup to create the task or execute the task.

Tips:

  • More advanced options for the current backup task can also be set via Settings and Schedule

  • You can click the Matching clients label to see which clients meet the selected rules.