How to schedule an Backup Task?

September 30, 2019

Aomei Backupper has scheduling capabilities built in and you can configure an scheduled backup without manually perfoming a backup task so Aomei Backupper will run it as scheduled.

AOMEI Backupper is able to back up data for you automatically and periodically at a regular basis, which can enhance data security to a large extent. AOMEI Backupper provides four schedule modes: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers to backup system, applications, and personal files and so on. For instance, you can schedule backup Windows 7 to back up OS. With these modes, you can run different scheduled tasks to back up system, applications, and personal files, etc.

How to create a scheduled Backup task for your system?

Method 1: When you If you have not created any system backup tasks, click "Backup", select" System Backup" to bring you to the "System Backup" screen. For System Backup, Aomei Backupper will list partitions that are related to the system to boot automatically and you can see "Schedule" option on "System Backup" interface.

Start Backup

Method 2: If you have created a file backup task but you have not enabled the "Schedule" feature, you can enable it as shown in the picture below.

Find Schedule

Schedule Modes

Daily Mode

  1. Set a time point in the future to perform the backup task only once.

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

  3. Set a time range for a day first, then choose the time interval between start time and finish time and the program will perform the backup at intervals of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 hours within this time range every day.

Daily

Weekly Mode

  1. Choose a specific day for the backup task from Monday to Sunday.

  2. Set a time point and the program will automatically perform the backup at this time on the chosen day(s) every week.

    Weekly

Monthly Mode

  1. Choose a time point on a specific day(Monday-Sunday) of each month to perform the backup task.

  2. Choose a time point on a specific day from the calendar to perform the backup task every month and you can select multiple days on the calendar.

Monthly

Event Triggers

There are four event trigger types offered by AOMEI Backupper: User logon, User logoff, System startup, and System Shutdown. Please note that Event triggers mode is available in paid versions only, such as AOMEI Backupper Professional. Please upgrade to professional if necessary. For more detailed info about how "Event triggers" works, please see Windows backup on logoff.

Event Triggers

1. User logon: Set up to perform a backup automatically when the user has logged in. Once you log into any user account (administrator or standard), the backup task is performed immediately. If you log into an administrator account, you will see a small AOMEI Backupper system tray icon showing the backup progress in the right bottom corner of the desktop. However, if it is a standard account being used, the backup task is performed in the background without the system tray icon visible.

2. User logoff: Set up to perform backup automatically when the user is logged off. Once you log off any user account (administrator or standard), the backup task is performed in the background immediately. If the backup has not completed after you log in again, it still continues to run. If you log into an administrator account, you can see a small AOMEI Backupper system tray icon showing the backup progress. If you shut down the PC before the backup has completed, AOMEI Backupper will prevent the system from shutting down and then continue to complete the backup first. After that, the system will shut down automatically.

3. System startup: Set up to perform backup automatically when system startup occurs. Once the system has started up, even though you have not yet logged on and reached the desktop, the backup task will run in the background immediately. If the backup hasn't completed after you reach the desktop, it will still continue to run. An AOMEI Backupper system tray icon shows the backup progress if you logged in via an administrator account. If you shut down the PC before the backup is complete, AOMEI Backupper will prevent the system from shutting down and then continue to complete the backup first. After that, the system will shut down automatically. In addition, you can set a time delay before performing the backup task. For instance, you could set a 5 minute delay, so the backup task starts to run 5 minutes after system startup.

4. System shutdown: Set up to perform backup automatically when the system shust down. When you click “shut down”, AOMEI Backupper will prevent the system from shutting down in order to perform the backup first. Backup status information is displayed and once complete, the system will proceed to shut down as normal. Please note that if a system update is running after clicking "shut down", the backup will run after the system update has completed.

USB Plug in

When the program detects that the source or target USB device associated with the backup task is plugged in, it will automatically back up the data from a USB device or back up to the USB device. If "Run one time every day" is selected, then the backup task will run once each day.

Disable the "Scheduled" option

If you want to disable your scheduled backup task, Navigate to Home > Advanced > Schedule Task > Do not schedule to cancel it.

Do Not Schedule

Notes:

  • Event triggers are not supported in the free version of AOMEI Backupper. Please upgrade to a paid version if you require this feature.

  • If you tick “Run one time every day” in the bottom-left corner, the backup task will run only one time in a day. In this situation, if the program detects the backup task has run that day, it will not run again in that day.

  • If the PC shuts down directly without doing the backup when the "System Shutdown" event trigger has been enabled, please disable the "fast startup" option under Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Power Options\System Settings.

  • AOMEI Backupper currently cannot wake up computers to perform the scheduled backup. You can set to wake up the PC before the scheduled time via Windows: right click "This PC"-->Manage-->System Tools-->Task Scheduler-->Task Scheduler Library, Select AOMEI Backup tasks, and select to wake the computer to run this task under Conditions. For this option, you need to specify Windows Task Scheduler to perform this task.