What is NAS

NAS is a term applies to an external storage device that attaches to your network hence enable multiple users and computers to store and share their data in a central place. NAS is a very popular storage solution for small businesses as well as home users. Why it is so popular? The following are the main factors.

●It is convenient for NAS users to add storage to all devices. And after adding a high capacity NAS to a network, all of the devices in the network are able to access and utilize this storage.

●NAS devices are usually used as backup severs. Rather than purchasing an external hard drive for backing up. It is cheaper to buy a single NAS which all computers on the network can backup to it.

●NAS devices have many technologies that make sharing files easier and faster.

How toBackup NAS

Nothing can be more important than the data stored in the NAS. So it is critical to backup NAS in case of data loss. But how to backup NAS is the question you need to consider. There are different ways to backup NAS. Because Windows built-in backup tools can not backup NAS, we use a backup software to backup NAS. Find the best NAS backup comes to be the most important thing.

The best NAS backup software can perform the backup in a fast process, and it is easy to operate even for a freshman. AOMEI Backupper is a backup software which is easy to use, intellectual, fast when backing up data. And you can use it for backing up without paying for it which save your time, money and energy. Now let’s see how to backup NAS using AOMEI Backupper. Here we take backing up NAS to external hard drive for instance.

How to backup NAS using AOMEI Backupper

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install it. Plug an external hard drive into computer using an available USB port. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click File Backup under the Backup option.

File Backup

Step2. Input a Task Name to distinguish it from other backups. Select Add Folders, then choose Share/NAS. And click Add Share or NAS devices. It will pop up a prompt, you just need input the IP address, username and password correctly.

Share NAS
IP Address

Step4. Then choose the location, now we use backup NAS to external hard drive as the instance. Here is F:\.

Choose Location

Step5. Confirm all your settings is what you need. Click Start Backup to begin the perform and select Finish when backup is done.


■Make sure your NAS can be attached in the network, or the backup can not success.

■The external hard drive should have enough space to store the backups.

■If you want to backup the new files and changed files in the NAS automatically, just create an automatic backup.

■You can check the Anonymous box to avoid inputting username and password of your NAS.