By Delia / Last update July 15, 2020

Use Netgear ReadyNAS for backup

Nowdays, Netgear ReadyNAS is largely used as a network storage device. As you may know, Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a very good solution for saving backups for a couple of reasons. It provides large storage space and excellent data transfer speed, easy access for many users, far away from local disaster.

Meanwhile, the importance of always having a backup can never be addressed more. It's the last resort to NAS disaster recovery in the event of failure. Therefore, you can backup PC to Netgear ReadyNAS in case any unexpected issues, resulting in data loss.

Netgear Readynas

You need a ReadyNAS backup software

Whenever it comes to ReadyNAS backup software, built-in tool Backup and Restore will be a potential choice for many users. It works well in creating system image and file backup locally. However, it's a little ticky to backup computer to NAS. That's because Windows 7 home version does not support this version. Therefore, If you use Windows 7 Professional or later version, Windows 8, Windows 10, you can use this tool. If not, you could consider using third-party ReadyNAS backup software.

I highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Standard, which can do a great job to backup PC to ReadyNAS in Windows 10/8/7. It has various backup types, such as, system backup, disk backup, partition backup, and file backup. Also, it brings many convenient features to users, including daily/weekly/monthly backup, single incremental backup or differential backup, email notification, etc. Moreover, it still offers practical small tools, bootable media and AOMEI PXE tool to boot failure computer, for example.

How to auto backup PC to ReadyNAS?

In this part, weI'll continue to disccuss how to auto backup PC to ReadyNAS with built-in tool Backup and Restore, and AOMEI Backupper Standard. The step by step guide are below, please scroll down to see specifically.

• If you are using Windows 7 Home version, please go to Method 2 directly.
• If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8, you must lower the SMB protocol version on the ReadyNAS to version 2.0.

Method 1: ReadyNAS auto backup with Backup and Restore

Step 1. Type backup and restore in the search box and select it. Then, click Set up backup on the right side.

Set Up Backup

Step 2. Choose Save on network... and add your Netgear ReadyNAS.

Save On Network

Step 3. Type network location and credentials to access Netgear ReadyNAS. After that, click Next.

Select A Network Location

Step 4. Tick Let Windows choose or Let me choose to include the items you want to backup. If you select the latter, please remember to check Include a system image of drives option.

Choose Backup Files

Step 5. Review your backup and click Save settings and run backup. By default, the schedule backup is set to 7:00 every Sunday. To change it, click Change schedules.

Click Change Schedule

Note: When the process completes, you will be asked if you want to create a system repair disc which can help you boot your computer in trouble. If your computer has an optical drive, please click Yes to make it. If not, you can also create a system repair disk with your USB flash drive.

Method 2: Netgear ReadyNAS incremental backup via AOMEI Backupper

Step 1. Download free Netgear ReadNAS backup sofwtare and run it. Then, click Backup and System Backup subsequently. To backup important files only, click File Backup.

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System Backup

Step 2. Click the folder shapped button >Share/NAS >Add Network Location, type IP address, username and password to access Netgear ReadyNAS. By default, this software will automatically select system partition and boot related partitions for you.

Select Destination

Step 3. Click Schedule and OK to enable daily incremental backup. It's the default schedule settings in this software. Finally, click Start Backup.

Netgear Readynas Incremental Backup

• Incremental backup requires all backups to be intact, otherwise subsequent backups will be invalid. To ensure the most backups are valid, you could consider using daily differential backup (supported by the professional version).
• If you think the backup interval is too short, you can change it to weekly or monthly, depending on how often you may change files.
• If you want to backup data on Netgear ReadyNAS to USB, please add your files or folders on ReadyNAS and use USB as destination. It's suggested to use "USB plug in" on higher version, which can backup files to USB flash drive automatically when connected.
• This software is still a free disk clone software to help you clone large hard drive to smaller SSD without reinstalling Windows, clone SSD to larger SSD, and more.

Over to you

That's all for free way to backup PC to NetGear ReadyNAS. Everything is very simple unless you use Backup and Restore in Windows 7 Home version. Also, its schedule settings is limited to daily/weekly/monthly.

To auto backup in NetGear ReadyNAS, a trust and reliable backup software like AOMEI Backupper Standard can a better choice. It supports all operating system, various backup storages, more schedule settings etc.