By Lily / Last update July 13, 2020

Should you backup NAS?

NAS is another storage device. Different with other devices, NAS provides you share data by accessing its IP address. It is very useful for business and home users. If one person store the data to the NAS devices, all the other individual users in the same LAN can use the data by accessing the IP address to get it with their own computer, which can save a lot of time. However, data on the NAS drive also faces the problem: data lose. There are many situations that lead the data lose, such as virus attack, unexpected deletion, etc. You know that the data shared should be important to the whole company or home, once it lost, you will get into a big trouble. Thus, you should backup your data even when it stores on the NAS device. but what is the best way to backup NAS?

Where can you backup NAS to?

There are many places you can choose to backup NAS to. You can backup NAS to a local hard drive, or backup NAS to an external hard drive, if you still want to share it, you can also backup the NAS to another NAS device.

How to backup NAS?

There are many ways you can use to backup NAS. You can use the Copy&Paste to replicate the data to another device, or you can use the Windows backup tool to backup NAS to another place. Find a third party application still be very helpful and here AOMEI Backupper software is highly recommended for those reasons:

● Copy&Paste is simple but it has many limitations. For example, you need select it manually, and it will take a long time.

● Windows backup tool is more flexible than Copy&Paste, however, you need be a member of administrators, and if you do not know much enough about Windows, you may get in a bigger trouble.

● AOMEI Backupper is a very powerful tool with a concise interface. You can use it alone with simple mouse-clicking even you are a non-technician, and backup NAS with this software seems very simple and easy. It should be the best way to backup NAS with AOMEI Backupper Standard.

The best way to backup NAS

Using the best way to backup NAS drive can free you from worry. Here is the specific steps for backing up your NAS.

Tips:Before you do, you need decide where you would like to backup your NAS. If you want to backup NAS to external hard drive, you need prepare one which is enough to store the data and connect it to your computer.

Step1.Download AOMEI Backupper Standard free, install and launch it. Click Backup, select File Backup.

File Backup

Step2.It will move to the File Backup window. Click Add File/Add Folder, then click Share/NAS to reach the NAS device. Here we click Add Folder, then, click Browse in the pop out window, then, select Share/NAS.

Share NAS

Step3. You will get into the Share/NAS Management, click Add Share or NAS device, and type the name of your NAS drive or its IP address(recommended).

IP Address

Step4. When you connect the NAS, click it and the folders will be list on the right box, select the one you want to backup, click OK to continue.

Select Folder

Notes:Backup folder utility allows you backup files with a certain file extension automatically.

Step5. After select the folder on the NAS drive, you need click “Step2”to select a place to store the backup. Here we choose the external hard drive we prepared before as the destination place, because backup to an external hard drive has many advantages.

Backup NAS to External Hard Drive

Notes: Before starting the program, you can setup more for your backups by opening Backup Options. You can also set up an automatic backup for your backups.

Step6.After all the settings, click Start Backup to launch the progress.

See, it is so simple to backup your NAS. What need to be mentioned is AOMEI Backupper Standard is the free edition for Windows PC users. You can backup NAS in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 without paying. It is worth to be the best way to backup NAS. Besides, AOMEI Backupper provides you more utilities, such as transfer OS from one computer to another, backup system, clone hard drive, and more.