Best Way: Automatic System Backup for Windows Server

You can set automatic backup system for Server 2012 (R2)/2016 (R2)/2019/2022 etc to protect data. The best way is to use reliable and powerful backup software.


by Lily Updated on November 14, 2023

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Why Create Auto Backup for Server?

Most PC users will backup system after installing operating system and applications to keep data safe or in case of system damage, so they can restore system when errors occur without taking a long time. So do Server users and small or medium companies. 

However, a backup image will only include the items when you perform the backup. Changed/added files and newly installed software will not be there. If you want to include all of them, the best way is to perform server automatic backup with reliable server backup software. And I'll introduce such a program to you.

Best Automatic Server Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper Server, a reliable server backup software, can help you set up Windows Server automatic backup in Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022, etc. Also, it applies to Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista. To schedule automatic backup, you can set backup frequency Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. More precisely, you can choose backup date, time and intervals. And you still can use Event trigger or USB plug in (to backup system to USB drive automatically when it's plugged in).

It will be great at the beginning, but in a long run, you may be troubled by low disk space and computer performance. Don't worry about it too much. This software can handle it for you.

  • The default options are Nomal Compression, Automatic Splitting, Intelligent Sector Backup, and Incremental Backup.
  • If you think your disk space is not big enough, you can change the default options to a more thorough way. In addition, you can use the most effective way - set up Backup Scheme to delete old backup image directly. 

How to Set up Automated Backup for Server Computer

Here you will start to backup system for server automatically with AOMEI Backupper Server. Please download and install it on your computer first. A backup destination to store backup image is required.

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Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Click "System Backup" under the "Backup" tab.

System Backup

Step 2. The program will automatically select system drive for you. You just need to check if all the partitions are included and select a destination path to store backup image. 

Select Backup Destination

Step 3. Click "Schedule Backup" > "Enable Schedule Backup", and select Daily,  WeeklyMonthly, Event Trigger (to backup system at user logon, user logoff, system startup, system shutdown), or USB plug in

Schedule Backup

Step 4. (Optional) Click "Backup Scheme" > "Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup", and select By quantity, By time, By daily/weekly/monthly or By space cleanup methods. It guarantees you always have enough disk space to store new backup. Also, you can set incremental/differential backup under the Backup Method. 

Backup Scheme

Step 5. Then, click "Start Backup" to backup system for server automatically.


You can easily set up automatic backup system for Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016 (R2), 2019, 2022 and Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista with AOMEI Backupper. It offers you 5 schedule modes, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event trigger, and USB plug in. Besides, it will make the created backup images smaller by default with its helpful features and provides a complete way to delete backup files to free up disk space.

For advanced users, you can use its Technician or TechPlus edition. It supports creating backup image on unlimited PCs or and Servers, deploying system image to multiple computers simultaneously, creating portable version of this software, etc. Don't hesitate to try it out!

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.