As known to all users, data loss can be very costly, especially for the small and medium sized businesses. Data loss may lead to financial impact; what's worse, it may cause business collapse as well. In this case, in order to ensure the safety of the data, an effective and reliable backup strategy turns out to be very essential. So what is your choice among those many free image software to complete the operations of backup and restore?
Windows Backup and Restore Center
Windows backup and restore is introduced in Windows Vista and the later versions, which provides the functions backup and restore. It takes the place of NTBackup that has been included in the precious versions of Windows OS. It supports two types of backup: file backup and system image. There are two ways of the first type: normal backup and incremental backup. It is a backed up file by file. As for system image, it is a backup of the disk. However, there are some limitations. For example, it does not support hard disk drives with large sector size (4096 bytes) in Windows Server 2008. In addition, the function of backup and restore will be deprecated in Windows 8 and Windows Server 8.
Powerful and Free Imaging Software
As a powerful and free imaging software, AOMEI Backupper provides the users with a complete and free solution to this issue. It can backup disk/partition/system drive through three means: full backup, incremental backup and differential backup. Also, it can help to restore them with the image file backed up in advance. Moreover, it can help to clone disk or partition without data loss. There are several assisting features as well, such as, image checking, image file explorer, bootable CD, etc.
The picture below is the main interface of this tool.
With the careful considerations, a backup of full protection can be created by this magic and free imaging software. So if you have been worrying about this problem, just download this freeware and handle it at once