By Cherry / Last Updated October 29, 2019

Should you backup your NAS?

NAS is a popular storage device for sharing or backing up data. It is suitable for home users and business users, all the individual users share the data through network. Sharing data on NAS is very convenient for users. However, it will still face the problem about losing data, which may get you in trouble easily with so many bad situations like unexpected deleting, NAS drive broken. You will find that it is necessary to backup your NAS.

How do you backup your NAS?

Although Windows operating system has backup tool, it can only backup data to NAS, if you want to backup your NAS, you have to figure out another way. Here, AOMEI Backupper Standard is highly recommended for you to backup your NAS.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free backup software for Windows PC users including Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10. With the help of this freeware, backup your NAS will be easy and flexible. But first, you need decide where to put the backups on, and backup NAS to an external hard drive is recommended.

Step1. Connect your external hard drive to your computer. Download freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard. Install and launch it. Click Backup->File Backup.

File Backup

Step2.Then, you should select the data on NAS you want to backup. Click Add File/Add Folder (select Share NAS through “Browse”) to select Share NAS.

Share NAS

Then, click Add share or NAS device, type the name of your NAS device or its IP Address for precisely. And you may need to input the username and password to access it, click OK to move on.

IP Address

After access the NAS device, click it and all folders on the NAS drive will be listed in the box, select the one you want to backup, click OK to confirm.

Select Folder

Step3. Click “Step2” in the following screen shot, select the external hard drive as the destination place to store the backups on. Here is F:\.

Backup NAS to External Hard Drive

Step4. When you select the destination place, you can click Backup Options to set up more for your backup like add comments, make a compression for the large files, etc. You can even do an automatic backup to external hard drive. Click Start Backup to launch the progress.

To use AOMEI Backupper is the best way to backup your NAS. Actually, it can do many things to keep your data safe. System backup and restore, hard disk drive clone, backup external hard drive, migrate operating system from HDD to SSD, etc.