By Lily / Last update April 26, 2022

Overview of QNAP NAS

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is usually used by individuals and businesses to save backups. When we are faced with a number of NAS options, QNAP NAS is a well-known and well-respected one! 

QNAP NAS provides excellent data transfer speed which ensures that your backups go smoothly, allowing you to easily move all your system and file backups to external storage devices when required. As some users have been concerned about the stability of Windows 10, we would recommend backing up your system drive to QNAP NAS just in case something unexpected happens.


Backup to QNAP with the Windows 10 inbuilt backup tool

You can backup Windows 10 to QNAP with the Windows 10 inbuilt backup tool - Backup system image (also compatible with Windows 7):

1. Open the Start Menu and click on Settings


2. Click on Update & security

Update Security

3. Click BackupGo to Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

Backup Restore

4. Select Create a system image.

Create System Image

5. Click On a network location and then the Select button.

Network Location

6. Follow the steps to add your QNAP NAS and then select this drive as your backup location. Once the backup is completed, you can check the files in the File Station on the QNAP NAS.

Backup Windows10 to QNAP NAS with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper is a free specialist tool that helps you backup your data to your QNAP NAS, and it supports all Windows editions (32 bit and 64 bit) including Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, and XP.

AOMEI Backupper doesn’t just help you backup your Windows 10 OS to a QNAP NAS. It can also be used to complete disk backups, partition backups, and file backups in Windows.

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1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Next, select System Backup under the Backup tab.

System Backup

2. The system related partitions will be chosen by default; then you should click the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose Add Share or NAS Devices.

Add Share or NAS Devices

Tip: Schedule Backup can be set to automatically run the backup job at an exact time of every day, week or month.

3. In the next window, type the network path or name of your QNAP NAS and click the blue button at the right. Input username and password if it is required.

Type Network Path

Then, choose one folder on the QNAP NAS as the destination path to store the backup image.

Select Destination Folder

4. Finally, click Start Backup. If you have a lot of system files, then the backup may take a little while to complete. 

As we’ve discovered AOMEI Backupper is a convenient and versatile piece of software for backing up Windows 10 to a QNAP NAS, but it doesn’t just stop there. AOMEI Backupper can be used to easily create a bootable rescue media in case of a system crash and clone hard drive without reinstalling Windows.

To make a backup of client computers in the network on one centralized console, AOMEI Centralized Backupper is available. Click the links above to discover more great features of AOMEI products.