AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5 is a major new version of the freeware Windows backup, syncing, imaging and cloning tool.
There are several ways to back up files and systems, and AOMEI Backupper can do pretty much all of them. It allows you to do a traditional backup of your files (ideal for taking backups off-site), sync files (so you can work on them anywhere), clone a hard drive (for quickly restoring a failed drive) or capture a complete ‘image’ (for restoring multiple drives).
And best of all, the Standard edition is free. The new version, AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5, offers a number of improvements, including event-triggered backup scheduling and support for mapped network drives as backup destinations.
The latest version allows also users of the free Standard edition to unlock the System Clone feature by sharing AOMEI Backupper through social media.
The program's new event-triggered scheduling enables you to automatically perform backup tasks in real-time based on user logon, logoff, system startup and shutdown. You can also restrict these event-triggered backups to once a day, and the program can also perform scheduled backup tasks even when users aren’t logged on.
You can now specify network mapped drives as destinations, along with choosing multiple files on the network as the backup source. If you close the main window during backups, Backupper will now automatically invoke the tray notification icon to allow you to monitor the backup or sync task that continues on in the background.
Email notifications have also been improved, with support for Gmail and Hotmail servers being added.
The new release also prevents the PC from sleeping during the backup process, and fixes some other annoying errors, including a “Failed to enable VSS…” error. Access permission issues when exploring image files have also been resolved.
AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.5 is available as a freeware download for PCs running Windows XP or later. Paid-for versions are also available with additional features such as command-line usage, disk space management and the ability to merge backup images.