By AOMEI / Last Updated December 22, 2016

About Netbak Replicator

If you purchase a QNAP NAS device, you will also get the QNAP client backup application Netbak Replicator. You can use it to backup clients’ data with a few simple steps. You can also set up an automatic backup for every hour, every day, or every week. It supports incremental backup, so you can backup only changed files. Besides QNAP NAS drive, you can also select other locations as the backup target.

Is QNAP Client Backup Application Netbak Replicator good enough for you?

Netbak Replicator is not like the professional software doing image based backup. It just replicates the drive, files or folders that you want to back up. As you may know, there are some data that is not stored in a file format on system drive. Therefore, you cannot use this QNAP backup software to backup system.

If you only need to backup some regular files and folders, a file level backup is not ideal because it will take more time to restore the data back. What’s worse, virus and malware may have access to your backup, which can cause damage to your backup. A backup being damaged is no backup at all.

Therefore, it is recommended to have a professional image backup software as an alternative to QNAP Netbak Replicator for Windows PCs and Servers.

A More professional QNAP backup software

AOMEI Backupper Standard is completely free image backup and restore software for Windows 10/8/7. It can backup entire hard drive, operating system, partitions, and files block by block to NAS, external hard drive, local disks and other storage devices.

Besides the features that Netbak Replicator has, it also provides many other useful features to ensure your data’s safety, like Real Time File Sync, Clone Hard Drive, Explore Image, etc. In the event of a system crash or other kind of data disaster, you can easily restore to another hard drive or even another computer with dissimilar hardware.

To create a system backup with AOMEI Backupper:

1. Free Download and run it.

2. Navigate to “Select Backup” > “System Backup”, or Click “New Backup” and then select “System Backup”.

System Backup

3. In the next screen, you can see the System Reserved Partition and C drive be included in Step 1 by default. You just select the location as the destination path by clicking Step 2.


4. If you need to create a scheduled backup, just click the “schedule” down the bottom. If nothing else, click “Start Backup” to start the backup.

Start Backup

After the backup finishes, you can create a bootable media. Should a disaster happen, you can use it to boot your computer and restore your system to earlier date. If you do not want to lose your data, you can download QNAP Netbak Replicator Alternative to create a backup.