When using computer, we store files in local disk. Some data is important for us, so it is necessary to backup disk before disaster happening. Backing up disk is for protecting our files, but it is not easy to backup the whole disk. Why? Backup to where?
If there are only one hard disk connect to your computer, what you can do? What is the destination path? Backup to external disk or cloud? You see, there are many choices, so things are not easy.
Some people know the importance of backing up system, but if you backup the disk, you can protect all the partitions on the disk including system partition and invisible recovery partition.
Other situations are some users deploy RAID for their computers, more disks, more trouble. Is there a way to make things simpler? Yes, thanks to the development of software technology, there are solutions.
Nowadays, the latest version of Windows operating system for personal use is Windows 10. although it has built-in backup program, it is not easy to perform backup task and not allow you to backup the total disk.
We suggest you turn to third-party backup software. Usually, third-party backup product works professional than the Windows built-in one. Here, we recommend you to try AOMEI Backupper, after testing, we think it is available.
Before using it, please decide which storage device to save disk backup images. An external hard drive? If you don’t want to backup to an extra hard drive, you can try NAS as destination path to hold the backup images.
More, to be able to perform offline disk restore, you also need a USB flash drive or CD/DVD-R/RW disc to create bootable rescue media in advance.
AOMEI Backupper provides free backup software is its Standard Edition. You can use it on Windows 10/8/8.17/Vista/XP, it is able to backup the whole disk to any location path that showed in Windows Disk Management, and the procedure of disk backup with AOMEI Backupper is very simple. Download the freeware from AOMEI official website, install it and run. Switch to Backup tab and select Disk Backup to go.
Step 1 is to select the source disk you plan to back up. Step 2 is to select the destination disk to store the disk backup image file. Other settings are scheme, schedule and backup options.
They will help you to optimize the backup task or image file. When you think all settings are OK, click the yellow Start Backup button to continue.
You see, only few clicks, you can realize the disk backup in Windows 10. If you still think that is too much, you can backup via AOMEI Backupper’s command line feature to do completely unattended backup mission.
What’s more, AOMEI Backupper supports universal restore, even the free Standard Edition has the ability too. Thus, when you do disk restore, it is very easy. More restore ways are booting into Windows PE or Linux bootable media created by AOMEI Backupper and select Restore.
If you do not have a bootable media, you can use AOMEI PXE boot tool implemented within AOMEI Backupper Standard to boot your computer as well.
Both create bootable media and PXE tool are under AOMEI Backupper’ utilities tab. All in all, AOMEI Backupper is a full-scale backup app.
AOMEI Backupper also has clone functions, it supports system clone(migrate OS to SSD), partition clone and disk clone, sometimes, clone is also a backup method.