By Ivy / Last update April 1, 2022

Buffalo NAS Backup Software for Windows System

Buffalo NAS is the ideal solution for data protection and it can easily avoid computer failure due to virus attack, system crash, disk corruption, etc. But it also crashes and causes data loss in this situation. You may not want to lose any data due to this, thus it's a good choice to backup Buffalo NAS to external hard drive, USB drive, or other devices.

At this moment, you need buffalo NAS backup software, preferably the easiest. Buffalo LinkStation and Buffalo TeraStation are equipped with NAS drive to assist you in backing up photos, videos, music etc or sharing them, but most devices only supports Linux system and some are available on Windows Server 2016. What if you are using Windows 7/8/10/11?

Backup Buffalo NAS to External Hard Drive

Don't worry about it too much. You could consider using third-party NAS backup software for help. AOMEI Backupper Standard is an excellent choice due to its great compatibility (supports Windows 7/8/10/11/XP/Vista), free and easy to use, flexible and feature-rich.

Advantages of Buffalo NAS Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard is an all-in-one backup software for Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista and supports backing up files, system, disk and partitions in simple steps. And You can enjoy the following advantages of it:

Backup files/system/disk/partition regularly: It supports daily, weekly, monthly schedule backup in either backup types, so you don't need to worry about data loss due to forgetting backups.
Backup only changes: By default, it uses Incremental Backup as default backup method to backup only changed files. This greatly saves backup time and disk space, especially when the amount of your files are very big. 
Support multiple backup storage, such as, external hard drive, flash drive, network drive, NAS, etc. 
Other useful features: It is able to create bootable USB and you can use it to backup files without booting into Windows. And it's really useful when your computer does not boot. 

And all the operations are based on an intuitive interface, so the majority of users can quickly understand the software and operate it smoothly. Please download and install it on your computer. 

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How to Use Buffalo NAS Backup Software for Windows to Backup Files

Before you start to backup files with Buffalo NAS Backup Software for Windows, please prepare an external hard drive, USB thumb drive, etc to store backup image. Then, follow the steps below carefully.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backuppper Standard, click Backup and File Backup in turn. 

File Backup

Also, you can choose Disk Backup and Partition Backup as instead. If you want to backup system to Buffalo NAS, try System Backup feature. 

Step 2. Select files or folders on Buffalo NAS drive.

First of all, click Add Folder or Add File in the main page of file backup. 

Add Folders Files

Next, click Share/NAS to summon the next window.

Select Share

Then, click Add Share or NAS device and type display name, IP address, username and password to connect your Buffalo NAS storage. Then, double-click it on the left panel and select what you want to backup on the right.

Add Network Location

Step 3. Click where the arrow point and select the prepared external drive as the destination. 

Step 4. To make the backup simple and effective, set daily, weekly or monthly schedule backup at the lower location and click Start Backup to backup Buffalo NAS. If you tick Wake the computer to run schedule tasks, it will open this software and exute this task automatically.

Schedule Backup Buffalo NAS Files

Also, you can use Event trigger and USB Plug in on the professional version

By default this software will create one full backup and 6 incremental backup if you set a scheduled backup task. This may result in backup disk full issue in the long run, thus it's suggested to enable Backup Scheme and delete backup file automatically. You have 3 options, By quantity,  By time, By daily/weekly/monthly. You need to upgrade now (5% off for one computer) before using it. 

Enable Automatic Backup Cleanup

And the incremental backup has high requirement for recovery while differential backup is much easier. For differences between them, learn my previous article: Incremental or Differential Backup.

Besides, you still can enable email notification after the task finished. Comment, split, compress the backup image, or select a backup mode, etc. 

AOMEI Email SMS Notification Settings

Closing Words on Buffalo backup utility

You can use AOMEI Backupper Standard as Buffalo NAS backup software to backup files and execute this task easily and automatically. By default, it backs up only changed files to save backup time and disk space. If you want to further reduce the size of backup image, you could consider using compression level, intelligent sector backup, automatic splitting, etc.

And the most effective way to free up disk space is to delete old backup image with automatic backup cleanup methods in the Backup Scheme. Also, you can enjoy safer backup method - differential backup, which uses less backup time and disk space, at the same time, it's easy for recovery. 

Believe me, it's one of the most powerful backup software to protect your data and system. Please download it to enjoy these features.