Schedule Backup Task with AOMEI Cyber Backup

Schedule Backup in AOMEI Cyber Backup helps you back up your devices automatically and regularly, which can enhance your data security to a large extent.

How to Setup Schedule in AOMEI Cyber Backup

When you create a new backup task, it enables a schedule by default so there is no need to enable the schedule manually.

Default Schedule Settings:

  • Full backup: at 17:24 of every Monday.
  • Incremental backup: at 17:24 of every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

To change the schedule settings or disable schedule, you can click the “default schedule content” into schedule setting page. And then, you can modify the schedule or disable schedule.

Schedule Backup

Setup Schedule on Existing Backup Task.

If you do not enable schedule backup, you can also setup schedule after the backup is created.

To set up a schedule for an exiting backup task, you can just click "Backup Task" tab and find the backup task you want to setup a schedule.

Please click the "icon” button and Click "Edit" to enable schedule for the task.

Setup Schedule Existing Backup

On the contrary, if you want to disable the schedule, you can click "Edit" and click the setup schedule to disable schedule for the task.

Disable Schedule Backup

Available Backup Methods in AOMEI Cyber Backup

AOMEI Cyber Backup supports three backup ways: Full Backup, Incremental Backup and Differential Backup. Incremental Backup is recommended.

Backup Type

Full Backup: Back up all data of the machines you selected in the backup task. The first backup must be full backup. And, full backup is the basic of Incremental and differential backup.

Incremental Backup: Back up changed and/or added data based on the previous related backup, either a full or incremental backup depending on what was last done.

Data that have not changed will not be backed up. Thus, the backup time and storage space required for incremental backups are both less than a full backup.

A Full Backup must exist as the start point of a series of incremental backups.

A typical Incremental in time sequence backup:

progression would be as follows.

Full Backup, as basis

Incremental Backup 1

Incremental Backup 2

Incremental Backup n.

All the backup versions in an incremental backup series share a sequential relationship so if any one of the incremental backup version in the sequence is damaged or missing, then subsequent backup versions will be invalid.

When you do the restore, only need to select an incremental backup version to restore, then data can be recovered to the state when the selected incremental backup was done.

Differential Backup: Back up changed and/or added data based on the last full backup was performed. Differential backup is always based on the related full backup.

Therefore, compared to a full backup, the backup time and storage space required are both normally much less. If one differential backup becomes damaged or lost, it will not affect the subsequent differential backup. But, if the related full backup is damaged or lost, all differential backups are invalid.

When restore, you only need to select a differential backup file to restore, then data can be recovered to the state when the selected differential backup was performed.

If data is added and/or changed significantly then each differential backup will become progressively larger, because each one will contain more changes made since the last full backup was performed.

Compared to an incremental backup, differential backup takes more time and requires more disk space. So Incremental Backup is recommended.

Schedule Types: Daily, Weekly, Monthly

AOMEI Cyber Backup supports Everyday, Every Week, Every Month (by week or date) schedules.

Schedule type

Everyday

Set a future time point to perform the backup task once each day.

Set a time frame in a day first then choose the time interval between each

backup. It will perform the backup at intervals of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 hours

within the selected time frame each day.

Every Week

Choose the day(s) for the backup task. And then, set a time point. It will automatically perform the backup at a given time point on the chosen day(s) each week.

When selecting incremental or differential backup way, you can set full backup, incremental or differential backup at the same time. For example, you can set full backup on every Monday, incremental backup on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Different backup types are distinguished by different colors, and you can switch the backup type or cancel the setting by clicking the mouse on the “day” box.

Every Month (By week)

Divide a month by week. Choose one day of the week to perform the backup task each month. Multiple days can also be selected. For example, perform the backup on the third Tuesday of each month.

When selecting incremental or differential backup way, you can set full backup, incremental or differential backup at the same time. For example, you can set full backup on the first Monday every month, incremental backup on the second, third and fourth Monday every month.

Different backup types are distinguished by different colors, and you can switch the backup type or cancel the setting by clicking the mouse on the “day” box.

Every Month (By date)

Choose one day from the calendar to perform the backup task each month. Multiple days can also be selected on the calendar.

When selecting incremental or differential backup way, you can set full backup, incremental or differential backup at the same time. For example, you can set full backup on 1st every month, incremental backup on other days every month.

Different backup types are distinguished by different colors, and you can switch the backup type or cancel the setting by clicking the mouse on the “day” box.