By AOMEI / Last Updated December 25, 2014

Why Do You Need to Manage Backup Disk Space?

Nowadays, along with technology development, persons do many things by computers in every walk of life, for instance, handling official business, play games, download movies, write papers and so on. All these will make data larger and larger on computers. Besides, disasters, virus, physical damage may cause data loss. Therefore, many people start to backup their computer data regularly to protect data and system. However, with the backups are becoming larger and larger, space is getting smaller and smaller and disk space will be ran out. At this time, you will delete some useless backup. Due to the huge backups, it is difficult to delete them quickly and individually so that you will choose a tool to delete them regularly and conveniently. AOMEI Backupper server version makes it easy to do for users.

How to Manage Backup Disk Space?

AOMEI Backupper Server is a backup software which supports file backup, folder backup, disk backup, system backup, partition backup, automatic backup and incremental and differential backup. Also it supports to add comments for backup images, explore backup, delete old backups to manage disk space and so on. With so many functions, you can easily backup and restore your data. During managing backup disk space, it is very convenient with AOMEI Backupper and can save space. There are two ways to manage disk space.

Method 1:
Step 1: Under “Backup”, you can choose to backup files, partition or system. During backup, click “Schedule Off” to create automatic backup. Then there is an option next to the item that is “Scheme” and clicks it.


Step 2: After clicking “Scheme”, you will see the screenshot.


There are two options you can select. One is that “The program will automatically delete the old image files saved beyond how much days, weeks, months or years only after the next backup finishes”, that is to say, you can set the period that old backups are deleted according to your own need. Another option is that “The previous versions of obsolete backup image file will be automatically deleted only after the next backup finishes”. It means that you can choose the number of previous versions which are deleted.

Step 3: Like this, you can manage disk space at the same time of backup.

Method 2:
Step 1: After you finish schedule backup, under “Home”, click “Advanced” to select “Properties”.


Step 2: And then choose “Backup Scheme” to enable disk space management.


In conclusion, either before or after a backup, AOMEI Backupper can automatically delete old backups to get free drive space for later backups. You can delete old backups which contain obsolete and useless files without losing the backups of important files.

In addition to AOMEI Backupper Server Version can support to do disk space management; Professional and Technician version also have the function.