Small Business Backup | Centrally Backup All PCs in Company

A proper strategy for small business backup can prevent great economic loss caused by data loss, and also save your administration cost & time.


By Delia / Updated on January 2, 2024

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Why backup is so important for small business?

Nowadays, many people are used to storing important data like photos, documents, videos, etc. on computers. The same goes for enterprises, except that there are more critical data on more machines.

According to a study, 70% of small businesses that experience a major data loss go out of business in a year, which is totally conceivable. Think about those financial statements, business plans, technical docs, client info...losing any of these could lead to a major blow to your company.

And to avoid such losses, the best way is to adopt a proper small business backup strategy.

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How to set up a small business backup strategy?

To build an enterprise backup strategy for a small business, you should remember a principle: don’t put all eggs in one basket. Any device has its lifespan and could be faulty or damaged. It's better to create more than one copy of your business data following the 3-2-1 backup strategy.

It means to store 2 copies on different storage devices, and 1 for offsite. In practical use, you can do following things:

♦ Keep a local copy as the primary access to the data.
♦ Create a backup to another devices like external hard drive, USB flash drive, etc.
♦ Backup to another Internet or Network location, like cloud drive, network share or NAS. Thus you can restore these data even when your devices break down.

As long as you follow this rule, your important data shall stay safe no matter what happens. But there’s one problem left: the cost of your precious time and effort.

Normally a small business requires more than one computer to execute different tasks, and doing backup machine by machine can be a hassle.

If you can centrally backup all computers within network on a regular basis, things will get much easier. And that’s not unachievable – you just need an effective centralized backup software as part of the backup strategy for small business. With it, you won’t be afraid of disaster strikes (such as WannaCry Ransomware) and system break-down.

Small Business Centralized Backup

Best small business backup software with centralized management

What is the best backup solution for a small business? Considering the limited budgets and human resources, it should be cost-effective and easy-to-use.

AOMEI Cyber Backup is such a centralized backup tool supporting Windows 11/10/8/7/XP and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008.

It enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all PCs, servers and virtual machines within LAN.

As a solution of backup and real-time monitoring, it allows you to centrally backup file/partition/system/disk/SQL database of all clients to network share or NAS, and handle the business backup tasks by receiving the real time backup status and alerts via email notification, logs report, error messages, etc.

*There are 2 plans for the small business backup software: the Customized Plan allows you to customize the number of computers and servers, while the Unlimited Plan supporting unlimited computers and servers. So you can use it to implement backup plan for both small business and large enterprise.

You can first have a try on the 30-day free trial and then choose the edition you want.

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How to implement your small business backup strategy centrally?

Once you have AOMEI Cyber Backup installed properly, you can run it to create and manage tasks centrally to fulfill your small business backup plan. Here's a quick guide:

The installation procedure of the centralized backup software:

  • Install AOMEI Cyber Backup on one computer as the central console > Install Agent package on client computers.
  • Switch to "Agent" tab > "Add Agent" to gain control of your client computers.
  • Once these applications are approved by the clients, you can create new tasks to back up their computers and manage the created tasks centrally.

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Steps to create backup task for your small business:

1. Navigate to Backup Tasks > Create New Task and choose the task you want to create. Here, take System Backup as an example.

You can perform other types of backup as you need. For example, the SQL Server Backup can help you backup multiple SQL databases at once, and restore them directly from the task.


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2. Click the system you want to back up and choose a destination for backup.

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3. Schedule Backup helps you back up your computer automatically and regularly. After activating this option, you can let AOMEI Cyber Backup automatically run backups without worrying about a certain day's backup not being performed.

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4. Backup Cleanup helps you automatically remove history backup versions based on rule to save storage space. After activating this option, you can let AOMEI Cyber Backup clean up automatically without worrying about backup failure due to disk space being full.

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📢 Adds-on to your small business backup strategy:
Notification: Enable email notification to receive email notifications when the task is abnormal or successful.
Schedule: Create automatic tasks to execute the small business backup on basis of Once/Daily/Weekly/Monthly. In Advanced tab, you can choose scheduled backup mode as full backup, incremental backup or differential backup
Backup Cleanup: Set up a rule to auto delete backups older than x days and therefore save your storage space.

5. Then, click Start Backup to execute the centralized backup task.

You can follow the process to add multiple backup tasks with different configurations, and therefore implement your small business backup strategy flexibly.

For questions and problems about using this software, you could refer to this AOMEI Cyber Backup FAQs.


AOMEI Cyber Backup is the best backup solution for small business. With the intuitive interface and the ability to manage multiple client computers, you can achieve your small business backup strategy easily without the need to spend a lot of time and effort.

If you still want a comprehensive backup solution that can be used on each computer for daily Windows data protection, you can try the powerful software AOMEI Cyber Backup, it also has Advanced edition for unlimited PCs/Servers within company.

Delia · Editor
Delia owns extensive experience in writing technology-related blog posts, and has been a part of AOMEI since 2020 to provide expertise in data security and disaster recovery. She works with Windows operating systems, SQL databases, and virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V, specializing in troubleshooting and advising on data protection and migration.