By Nicky / Last Updated June 5, 2020

What is daily differential backup?

Daily backup means backing up data every day automatically. Differential backup refers to a type of backup that only backs up the changed files based on the last full backup. Therefore, daily differential backup means backing up the changed files daily automatically.

Daily differential backup advantages and disadvantages

Besides daily backup, why we also need to do differential backup? Maybe you should learn the advantages of differential backup.

For example, differential backup only backs up the changed and newly added data based on the first full backup or the last backup. Therefore, it can effectively reduce the risk of data loss and save much space and time. The advantage of a differential backup also comes at restore time, you will need only the last full backup and the last differential to get a complete restore.

However, differential backup also has some issues. For instance, during a differential backup, only marked files and folders will be backed up. It doesn’t clear the markup, that is, it is not marked as a backed-up file after the backup. In other words, the archive properties are not cleared.

Daily differential backup is indeed an effective way to protect data although it is not perfect. If you want to do this kind of backup. You can choose a reliable tool like AOMEI Backupper Professional to help you.

Why choose AOMEI Backupper?

We all know that Windows 10 has an inbuilt backup tool, and you can easily backup folders/files with it. However, this inbuilt backup tool doesn’t support differential backup. Therefore, you need a third-party software. AOMEI Backupper Professional is suitable for you because it is a professional backup software that supports daily backup and differential backup.

With it, you can set up an automatic backup to back up files to different destinations. For example, you can back up files to external hard drive, USB drive, network and so on.

How to do daily differential backup with AOMEI Backupper

Now, download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it. Then, follow the steps below to do daily differential backup.

Step 1. Click “Backup", and select “File backup

File Backup

Step 2. Add the files or folders which you want to backup.

Add File Or Folder

Step 3. Select the destination space that you want to put the backup image in.

Select Backup Destination

Step 4. Click “Schedule” in the lower-left corner of the page, at the General tab, choose Daily. Under Advanced tab, choose Differential Backup. After all the settings, click “OK

Schedule Settings General

Schedule Settings Advanced


  • At the General tab you also can set the scheduled backup of Weekly, Monthly, even USB plug in.

  • Under Advanced tab, the incremental backup is already selected by default, you can select the backup type according to your requirement.

Step 5. Click “Start Backup” to run the backup as scheduled.


With the AOMEI Backupper, it is easy for you to perform a daily differential backup. Then, your data will be protected effectively. In addition, AOMEI Backupper Professional only supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8/10, so, if you are Windows Server user, you can try AOMEI Backupper Server.