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In this digital era we have everything available at our fingertips, be it our joyful memories, business records, personal documents, or anything else, we can store them as data. So, technically we can say data is everything.
Losing this data is also easily possible due to disk corruption, system crash, or hack. Which can leave a significant impact on personal, professional life and financially also.
So, nowadays it’s essential to keep backup software handy to protect the system & data, so our data can be reliable with us and that’s exactly what AOMEI Backupper does. Today we will be reviewing the AOMEI backup software in detail and let you know about all the features, and how to work with it. By the way, AOMEI Backupper is also featured in our list of Best Windows Data Backup Softwares.
We recently reviewed AweClone and Do Your Data Recovery tools, they also offer similar partial data backup functionalities. Let’s see what AOMEI free backup software has under the hood to top our list. Here’s an overview of today’s post.
About AOMEI Backupper:
AOMEI Backupper as the name suggests is a backup software developed by AOMEI Tech. AOMEI has been endeavoring for 10 years to protect users’ data against loss with the mission of “Always Keep Global Data Safer”.
AOMEI Backupper helps to maintain data backed up in multiple effective ways. It has backup, recovery, clone, and sync features integrated with the tool in a very useful way.
This review of the AOMEI Backupper Professional version had been carried out on our test machine having Intel 1st gen i3 processor, 6 GB RAM, Windows 10 OS, 120GB SSD Boot Drive, 320 GB Internal HDD, External 32GB SD card at the time of testing (1st -2nd June 2021).
Let’s dive in further.
AOMEI Backupper Features:
AOMEI Backupper is one of the best backup software with so many advanced features related to backing up windows which actually can help you tackle all data problems with ease. Let’s see what it’s capable of:
The backup utility of the tool helps to ensure the safety of the system and data. The Backup utility of AOMEI Backupper lets you do System, File, Disk, Partition/Volume backup.
Not only that, the user has the freedom to set Automatic/Schedule backup and choose a backup scheme like incremental & differential backup which greatly helps to save backup time and storage space.
The backup utility of the tool creates a backup image that can be saved on a local disk, NAS(Network device), external disk, or on a cloud.
The sync utility is one of the most useful utilities that we liked. It creates an image of data that can be only restored and not accessible normally. While sync utility easily syncs (makes a copy) of the data from source to destination directory, which is directly accessible further.
Data sync can be done with multiple sync modes like Basic Sync, Mirror Sync, Real-time sync, and Two-way sync.
The backup image of data created by the tool can be restored using this utility. It helps you to restore the computer to an earlier state and retrieve lost/deleted files easily. The tool can restore System, File, Disk/Partition in a jiffy.
Well if you intend to clone (replica) or migrate Windows system, Disk, or partition to SSD or any location it’s also supported by the tool. This is very handy when we don’t want to wipe the entire system and keep the system setup intact.
Already power-packed AOMEI Backupper also has some nifty tools which increase the value of the tool significantly.
It has Explore and Check Image, Create Bootable Rescue Media, Export/Import and Logs, Email Notifications, Compress, Recovery Environment, Intelligent Backup, Comment and Edit tasks, and many more truly useful tools.
Well, that’s a fantastic all-in-one offering from AOMEI Backupper right? Let’s see now, how to use them.
How to use AOMEI Backupper?
AOMEI Backupper can be installed by anyone easily and takes a few minutes to install before we can start using it.
As you launch the tool you will notice a blue-colored minimal user interface with the clean placement of all menus in a well-categorized manner on the left pane, which is very easy to locate and use.
Once you start using the tool all the operations done by the tool can be labeled and saved as a task, which will be listed on the home screen. These specific operation tasks can be re-executed, managed, and controlled further from the home screen.
Using a tool is a simple process. Let’s take a look at it.
Step-1: You have to decide and select the mode of operations like Backup, Sync, Restore, Clone, or Tools you want to execute.
Step-2: Next, select the source file/folder/disk/partition for the operation you want to perform.
Step-3: Next, select the destination where you intend to store the result of the operation.
Step-4: Before we proceed further on the bottom left corner you also get some settings related to the operation. You can configure to add a comment/note your task, set email notification, compression, splitting of data.
You can also set up a schedule for your task so it can be automated.
Also, you get to control the Backup scheme type, like how you want to do backup. You can select Full, Incremental, Differential, Space management backup scheme as per the need. It’s great to see here, the user is getting these many micro-level controls.
Step-5: Once task-related settings are configured, hit the start button on the bottom right corner to initiate the task.
Have a cup of coffee and let AOMEI Backupper do the tedious tasks for you.
Meanwhile, you can take a look at all the different guides about software from here.
AOMEI Backupper Performance:
AOMEI Backupper is a very lightweight software that can operate with very minimal resources on the system.
We did not leave any corner of the tool untouched to test it out and it had performed beyond our expectations.
In our extensive test cases like system backup-restore, real-time sync, clone partition, file/folder backup-restore or be it those additional tools, all operations completed successfully. Not only that, all the results were error-free and all the features are working flawlessly as they’re claimed.
One thing that came under our observation is even though we’re having an SSD in our system, the software is taking approx. 2 minutes to load on launch and operations are a little slow compared to other peers. Let us know your experience with the same in the comments below.
Compatibility and Pricing:
AOMEI Backupper is available for all the versions of Windows as well as Windows Server OS, but not for Mac OS or any Linux OS. Apart from that, it’s compatible with all major file systems & storage devices.
It comes with 6 different editions to cater to the different needs of users. While it’s great to see AOMEI tech is offering standard edition free with all the basic features. But after testing it out extensively we can conclude the professional version is the most value for money and worth it. You can check further features comparison between different editions here.
AOMEI Backupper is simple to use and reliable backup software which you can bank on. It’s a kind of all-in-one tool which offers all sets of data-related solutions under one hood. Its free standard edition also offers lots of features that are enough for home users. Also, it performs well with good performance and comes with consistent updates. Your quest for good backup software should end here.
- Simple, Easy To Use
- Offers a bunch of useful features
- Reliable and Good Performance
- The free standard edition is also very useful
- Performance can be improved further