If in need of a simple, efficient, and free utility to back up, clone, and restore your system, disks, partitions, files and folders in the most straightforward way, AOMEI Backupper Standard is a serious option to consider. With support for all the most commonly used file systems, the program offers various backup types to cater for all possible backup needs.
Clearly designed to help users go through the various processes in the most comfortable way, this free tool offers you a wizard-like interface that will guide you through the few and simple steps required to back up, restore, or clone your data. You can back up only those files and folders you don’t want to lose, an entire disk to an image file, your complete Operating System to a system partition, or a specific partition or dynamic volume. Once created, backups can be updated via incremental and differential backups, which will only save new and modified data based on the latest full backup, respectively. Backups can also be compressed and encrypted to optimize their usage of disk space and their security. Backup routines can also be scheduled to be performed automatically either at a specific point in time or as a consequence of an “event”. Event-triggered Backups are a new addition to the already impressive functionality of this free app. This feature will let you define logon, logoff, system startup and shutdown events as triggers that will launch the backup process.
Restoring your data from any backup created with AOMEI Backupper Standard is equally simple and rewarding. Likewise, all system, partition, and disk clone processes follow a similar procedure as described above for backup tasks. The program comes with a set of extra tools that users will surely find useful. They will allow you to inspect backup images to check the integrity of their data, to create bootable discs or USB drives, or to mount images to browse their content, among others.
Regardless of your backup needs, AOMEI Backupper Standard has an answer for all your questions. It is flexible, comprehensive, packed with useful features and utilities, and it is completely free – a combination of qualities that you won’t come across with very often.
- Wizard-like interface suitable for all users
- Good choice of backup types
- Disk, system, and partition cloning capabilities
- Incremental and differential backups
- Backup scheduler
- Support for most file systems
- No drawbacks found