AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.8

Free
Full-featured free backup and restore tool to protect your most sensitive data
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The Standard edition of AOMEI Backupper will let you back up and restore all your valuable data, including your system drive, your partitions, entire disks, and selected files and folders. Besides, it offers you utilities to clone your disks and partitions, to check and explore backup images, or to create bootable CDs, DVDs, and USB drives. The program is a hassle-free tool with a nice and intuitive design, which makes it suitable for all types of users regardless of their computer skills.

To help you move around the program in the most intuitive way, Backupper is neatly organized in five clear sections – backup manager, back up, restore, clone, and utilities. The Backup Management tool keeps track of all your backups, which you can locate easily by date. In the Backup section you can create new backups of your Windows system files and of selected disks, partitions, files, and folders. You will be guided through the few steps required to perform the operation selected and to tailor your backups to your specific needs. Thus, you may want to add a comment to each backup file, compress it to save space, encrypt it for extra protection, or split it for easy transport. The Restore option is even easier to perform – just what you need right after losing your most valuable data. Just select the image file and wait for the program to put things back as they were.

What makes this free backup and restore tool stand out from its many other competitors is the set of extra utilities it comes with. Its cloning capabilities allow you to create byte-by-byte copies of a specific disk, your system files (a great option when migrating your operating system to a new drive), or a given partition or volume. It also offers you tools to check and to explore your backup image files (by mounting them on a virtual partition), create a bootable CD, DVD, or USD drive (either based on Linux kernel or on Windows PE), or to make use of the AOMEI PXE Boot Tool. This utility will let you use your LAN’s bootable environment as an alternative to traditional boot media.

All of these extra tools, together with the program’s clear and well-organized set of functions, make AOMEI Backupper Standard an excellent option for those who want to make use of a reliable and simple backup tool without spending any money or having to renounce its extra functionality.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Nice and intuitive interface.
  • Hassle-free tool suitable for all users.
  • Comes with disk, partition, and system clone utilities.
  • Includes a backup manager.
  • Compresses and splits your backups.
  • Includes an Intelligent Sector Backup

Cons

  • None
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