Necesity to backup NAS drive
NAS, the abbreviation of Network Attached Storage, is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. People stored data on NAS, share data on NAS, then, all the users on the same network environment can access it to read the data, which is very convenient.
As for many people will get into the NAS to use the data, you have better to backup the NAS drive in case of data loss with so many unexpected situations.
Where to backup backup files on nas drive to cloudNAS drive?
There are so many storage devices that you can choose to backup NAS drive to. For example, you can backup NAS drive to an external hard drive, or you can backup NAS drive to cloud like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. With the development of cloud storage services, more and more users would like to backup online instead of buying a real storage device.
However, how to backup NAS files to cloud? This is what this article will talk about next. Keep reading below to learn details.
Tools for backup files on NAS drive to cloud
There are so many ways to backup files on NAS drive to cloud. Such as copy, upload. However, copy and upload has so many limitations: you must open the NAS drive and the cloud website at the same time, and the copy or upload speed is depending on the files’ size and the internet speed, it may take a lot of time.
Fortunately, there are some third party software that you can use to backup NAS drive to cloud drives. The AOMEI Backupper is one of the powerful backup software that you can use to backup NAS files to cloud drive as only as it has desktop app like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, hubiC, etc. Let’s see how to backup NAS files to cloud drives with AOMEI Backupper.
Before you do, you need to prepare something to it:
- Go to the official site of the cloud service, sign in with your account.
- Then, download its desktop app, install it on your computer.
- Here we take an example of backup NAS drive to OneDrive. Then, you need to get into OneDrive, and download Onedrive desktop app.
- Then, Install AOMEI Backupper on your computer.
After all the things done, you can start to backup NAS files to cloud with following steps.
Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper, to backup files on NAS drive to cloud, here you need to click Backup > File Backup.
Step 2.Then, you need to add all folders or files you stored on the NAS drive to AOMEI Backupper as the source party. Click Add Folder or Add File.
In the next page, you should click Share/NAS to add the network attached storage device.
Then, you will see the Network Location Management window. Click Add Network Location and type in the Display Name of your NAS, or its IP address (recommended) to add share or NAS device. If you encrypted it, you need to type in its Username and the Password.
Next, you can select the files/folders on the NAS drive you want to backup.
After selecting folder, you can set file filter settings here. This feature allows you to automatic backup files with a certain file extension to save backup time and disk space.
Step 3. After select the source party, you need to choose the cloud drive (OneDrive) as the destination place. Click the triangle icon next to the folder shapped icon, then, click Select a cloud drive.
AOMEI Backupper will list all cloud drives installed on your PC. Select OneDrive, click OK. Also, you can backup NAS files to Google Drive or Dropbox, and it's your decision.
Step 4. Before clicking Start Backup, you can setup more for your backup. Like add a comment in Backup Options, set up an automatic backup in Schedule, or use the Scheme function. After all backup settings, click Start Backup to execute the task.
Using AOMEI Backupper to backup NAS drive to cloud is such a simple thing. You do not need to open many website and re-upload all data from your NAS to cloud. On the contrary, you can set up shut down the computer when backup finished. It will save a lot of time for you. What’s more, you can also sync files to cloud drives by using AOMEI Backupper. Besides, if you are Windows Server users, AOMEI Backupper Server is suitable for you. You can download this software to discover more useful features.