What can be done to configure this as a scheduled job to backup a machine every night as an image? Do not worry as its still possible to take system image backup on scheduled time by creating simple batch file or power shell script.
In this article I am going to show you how to create Simple Batch script for daily backup.
Create Simple Batch file as shown below, This will backup the C:\ drive to your E:\ drive. The -allCritical option tells it to backup the critical volumes containing the System state of Windows 8.1 and the -quiet tells it to run without prompting user.
wbAdmin.exe start backup -backupTarget:E: -include:C: -allCritical -quiet