By Lily / Last update September 2, 2022

Why copy NAS to NAS?

NAS, the network attached storage, is a kind of storage device used for sharing data. After the NAS device is used for a long time, it may be not enough for storing your data, or it may be broken. Thus, you want to get a new NAS device to replace it. However, you do not want to abandon the old data, so you would like to copy your old NAS to your new NAS drive. In a word, copying NAS to NAS brings a lot of convenience.

Synology NAS

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To keep your old data on the new NAS device, copying NAS to NAS seems a good way. However, the traditional copy & paste method could be a very huge work with a large amount of data. It isn’t easy. Fortunately, there are many other ways for you to do NAS to NAS data transfer. For example, create a backup image of the old NAS.

A freeware AOMEI Backupper Standard will help you backup NAS to another NAS easily.

  • It offers 4 backup types: System/Disk/Partition/File Backup. To backup files on the old NAS, you can use the File Backup feature.
  • It is embedded with the Schedule Backup feature to help you create automatic backups in Windows 11, 10, 8.1/8, 7, Vista and XP.
  • It supports various NAS devices, including Synology, QNAP, WD My Cloud, etc.

How to do Synology copy NAS to NAS

Before you do, check the IP addresses of the two NAS devices. Then download and install AOMEI Backupper Standard on your PC.

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Learn how to backup NAS to another NAS as follows. Take Synology NAS as an example.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper. When you open its main interface, click File Backup under the Backup tab.

File Backup

Step 2. Click Add Folder > Share/NAS to select the folders on the NAS device you want to backup.

Add Folder

Select Share

Step 3. It will pop out a window Select Share/NAS Device. Click Add Share or NAS Devices at the left bottom. Then type the IP address of the Synology NAS, and input the username and password to connect to it if needed.

Add Network Location

Step 4. Then, select the folder on the NAS device to backup and click OK. You can add all folders on the Synology NAS one by one.

Step 5. Expand the drop-down menu of the destination box and select Add Share or NAS Devices. In the pop-up window, type network path of another Synology NAS and add a shared folder to store the backup image.

Add Share or NAS Devices

Step 6. After all the settings, you can click Start Backup to launch the whole progress.

Tips:

  • The Options is for you to comment on this backup so that you can distinguish it from other backups. Or you can make a higher compression level for the large files to save more space and so on.
  • To copy files from NAS to NAS, you can also make use of the Sync feature. It will transfer files between two NAS devices without generating an image file.

File Sync

AOMEI Backupper offers the simplest way to copy NAS to NAS. Actually, it is far beyond this function. You can use it to clone an SSD to a new SSD and sync a laptop and a desktop. Try it now to discover more!