By AOMEI / Last Updated October 14, 2020

About centralized system backup

It is known to all that creating backup tasks is indispensable to every computer user, especially backing up the system. With system backup, you can avoid reinstalling Windows, prevent data loss caused by system crash, and migrate the system to another computer, etc. Backing up a single system is quite easy. You can use either Windows built-in tool or professional system backup software to get it done.

However, if you are an administrator of a large company or school, it would be troublesome to backup each computer. In this case, you need centralized backup software to create a centralized system backup. And the centralized solution is increasingly popular in enterprise and school use.

Benefits of centralized system backup

Centralized backup can get you out of trouble to backup each computer. It allows you to backup all the computer in the same Local Area Network (LAN) simultaneously. It has many advantages besides preventing data loss, migrating system to another computer, and avoiding reinstalling system:

  • Time-saving: One of the biggest advantages is that it is time-saving. As there is no need to backup each computer one by one, it will save much time. This advantage is quite prominent in enterprise use.

  • Reduce human error: Only an experienced administrator is needed to make centralized system backup strategies. In this way, it can also significantly reduce a risk of loss or immature backup actions from unskilled users.

  • Reduce admin cost: One administrator is enough to make overall backup plans, and he/she can manage these backups well. Also, some centralized backup software can execute unattended task, which will largely reduce admin cost.

Powerful centralized backup software - AOMEI Centralized Backupper

To create a centralized system backup on your computers, it’s highly recommended to use the professional centralized backup software - AOMEI Centralized Backupper, it’s designed for Windows computers.

With the help of AOMEI Centralized Backupper, you can perform centralized backup management for multiple computers within the same LAN. Only just a few clicks, you will create backups for all client computers, easy and efficient.

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How to Perform Centralized System Backup in Windows 10/8/7?

The system backup enables you to back up your system drive completely, including applications, drivers, configuration settings, system files and boot files, which means that the system partition (including system reserved partition, EFI system partition, or Recovery partition if exist) will be selected by default.

Before you start performing centralized system backup for multiple computers:

  • Please install AOMEI Centralized Backupper on a computer as the central management computer and install AOMEI Centralized Backupper Agent on all other client computers.

  • Be sure all the computers are on the same Local Area Network (LAN).

Here is the detailed steps to create centralized system backup safely:

1. Open AOMEI Centralized Backupper. Click Computers > Uncontrolled Computers, choose the computers you want to control, click Request Control > By sending a message. Confirm the request for all clients.

Request Control

2. Click Tasks and New Task, and select System Backup. (There are other 6 features like disk backup, partition backup, file backup, basic sync, real-time sync, mirror sync you could choose)

System Backup

3. In Step 1, click Add Computers to add the computers you need to backup.

Add Computers

4. Click the button in Step 2, hit Add Storage, input IP address of the shared folder or NAS, and the credentials, hit OK, and then select a folder as destination path.

Choose Destination

Add Storage

Tips: You could change the name of the task at the top of winodw to distinguish it from other tasks.

5. Press Start Backup, choose one of them: Only create a task or Create and execute tasks to create centralized system backup easily.

Start Backup

There are optional settings you could specified before clicking start backup:

a). Settings: You can set the compression level to save backup storage. Email notification can notice you the results of backup plans. You can tick Enable encryption for backups to ensure the security of the backups. Splitting backup and VSS backup are also supported.


b). Schedule: Four modes are available: Once, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly. To create a scheduled backup will greatly enhance the security of your data and save a lot of time. And you could specify different time to create system backups on different computers.

c). Scheme: It allows you manage disk storage space on your current computer to save space.


It’s just a piece of cake for AOMEI Centralized Backupper to create centralized system backup. Centralized backup system will save you a lot of time and energy, as well as the enterprise management cost.

Additionally, AOMEI Centralized Backupper supports MBR and GPT disk standards and works effectively with UEFI boot. And it supports all Windows PC and Server operating systems including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016.