Main Threads:AOMEI Backupper Pro: Suggestions and issues
  • First of all, Aomei Backupper is a great tool, I like it. After years of trouble with another tool, I'm happy to have changed.

    Here are some suggestions and issues I gathered in the last weeks:

    1) [Suggestion] Improved space management.
    Space management could be improved. What I really miss is the option to manually delete specific backup versions.

    For example, suppose I have the following backup versions: Full10-Inc11-Inc12-Inc13/Full20-Inc21-Inc22 etc.
    I'd appreciate if I could delete
    a) a full set (like Full10-Inc11-Inc12-Inc13)
    b) a single specific version (like Inc12)
    Sure, the tool must be smart enough to do it right. If I delete a full backup, subsequent incremental or differential backups most likely also have to be deleted.


    2) [Bug] Remaining backup time clipped / [Suggestion] Resizable GUI
    Aomei Backupper has a small application window (only around 750x530 pixels) and it's not resizable. It's dimension is too small, therefore it clips sometimes important information. For example, if application language is set to German, during a backup one cannot see the estimated remaining of the backup (see screenshot)

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    3) [Bug] Notification e-mails are incorrectly encoded.
    Notification e-mails are incorrectly encoded, see attached screenshot.

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    4) [Suggestion] Only one backup settings dialog
    The settings for a specific backup are scattered over two dialogs; one called 'Edit Backup' and the other one called 'Schedule Task'. Why not just have one dialog where all the settings can be done?


    5) [Suggestion] Allow creating new directories on a NAS.
    When selecting the backup destination path on a NAS, please implement the possibility to create a new directory (no need to change to Windows Explorer). Why is this important? - As a security measure, Aomei Backupper is the only program allowed to write to a specific network share, e.g. \\NAS\backup. Because of ransomeware and other malware, I don't want to allow Windows Explorer to write to this share.

  • "1) [Suggestion] Improved space management."

    Thanks, we get it. But it has the tech difficulty. But we will try it.

    "2) [Bug] Remaining backup time clipped / [Suggestion] Resizable GUI"

    Yes, the software has that problem.  We will fix it. And for the resizable window. We will consider it.

    "3) [Bug] Notification e-mails are incorrectly encoded."

    You can choose to send it with text not html.

    "4) [Suggestion] Only one backup settings dialog"

    There are many settings you can do. if it just has the two settings. Maybe youu just set te schedule backup not actually do the backup.

    "5) [Suggestion] Allow creating new directories on a NAS."

    Thanks for thsi suggestions. We will discuss with the technicians.

  • thanks for your answers and considering the improvements :)

  • Would it be possible to add an option to allow a choice of priority of a backup like Acronis True Image.

    I find that if I have multiple processes running the backup grabs the available bandwidth preventing effective use of other processes until backup completes even though CPU & RAM use is not that high

  • any possibility of adding USB3 driver to support USB3 external HDD for backup/restore.

    My current USB3 external HDD is only recognised by Aomei partition assistant boot CD if plugged into USB2 port

  • @dominator99 thanks for your suggestions, we recommand them to the technicians, they will try to consider them.

    "My current USB3 external HDD is only recognised by Aomei partition assistant boot CD "

    Is the external HDD 4096? If yes, the Partition Assistant will recognize it but Backupper cannot.It is not about the USB3 driver.

  • Possibility to exclude one folder from disk image backup. There are some folders with large size that they are not important from the user, and it would be great to have the possibility to not include them on a system image backup or on a disk backup.

  • @dmelorj:

    Try this:


    List of files that won't be backed up are listed here in the registry of Windows:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BackupRestore\FilesNotToSnapshot

    Aomei respects those entries. So that is a convenient way to exclude files from the backup. 

    Like: 

    f:\nb1\nb1.txt

    f:\nb2\*.* /s


  • AOMEI Backupper cannot support to exclude some files when you do the disk backup. But the solution suggested by Johnny is the right way. You can try it.

  • @admin:

    But why it's not possible? For example, Acronis is able to do it.

    I'm testing Aomei Backupper now and really like it but absense of this feature is frustrating

  • @Speedskater Sorry for the inconvenience, we will consider this feature in the future.

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