By Cherry / Last Updated October 22, 2019

The reasons for backup a NAS

NAS, the network attached storage, is a kind of storage device that can share data. Most home users and business users store their data on NAS device for sharing data, thus, all the individual users in the same LAN can use the data from the NAS drive by accessing its IP address or its name. with the increasing data on the NAS, backup a NAS is necessary. Data on NAS face the same problem, that is data loss. There are many reasons can lead data loss, such as, unexpected deleting, the broken of NAS device, the most important is that the NAS is a kind of network device. When the hardware or software failure, the whole system is paralyzed, and it is difficult to recover in a short time. Therefore, backup a NAS seems important and necessary.

The ways to backup a NAS

There are two ways for NAS backup. 1. Backup NAS with Windows backup tool. 2. Backup a NAS with third party application. However, you will find that the Windows backup only supports you backup data to NAS drive, and if you want to backup a NAS, the Windows backup tool is helpless. Fortunately, there is a third party application which not only can help you backup to NAS, but also can backup a NAS to another place.

How to backup a NAS?

Fortunately, you can backup a NAS with a third party software like AOMEI Backupper. AOMEI Backupper Standard is a powerful free backup software that can help you keep your data safe, including the data on the NAS device. To backup a NAS, you should decide where you want to store the backup image on. A local hard drive, an external hard drive, or another NAS device. Here we backup the NAS to an external hard drive. Before you do, you should prepare for it.

● An external hard drive which is enough to store all data on the NAS drive.

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Step1.Connect the external hard drive to your computer, install and launch AOMEI Backupper. Click File Backup under the Backup tab.

File Backup

Step2.Here you should choose the NAS as the source party. Click Add Folder-> Browse-> Share NAS.

Sshare NAS

Then, click Add share or NAS device, type the IP address of the NAS device. If need, input the username and password and click OK to access it.

IP Address

It will show you all the folders on the NAS drive, select the folders you want to backup, click OK to confirm.

Select Folder

Tips: You can set up a certain file extension for your backup under the Filter settings tab.

Step3.Then, click Step2 in the page to select the external hard drive (shown as F:\) as the destination place. You can set up more in Backup Options, and if you want to do an automatic backup to NAS, you can click Schedule to set up.

Backup NAS to External Hard Drive

Step4. After all settings, click Start Backup to start the program, when it is done, click Finish to exit.

AOMEI Backupper Standard use the simple way to backup a NAS, without any paying. The friendly interface is highly recommended that even a non-technician can operate it alone. It is the best way for backup a NAS.