By Lily / Last update May 27, 2022

Backing up NAS is necessary

NAS (network attached storage) as a storage device is more and more popular among Windows users. Windows users, especially those working in a company or at home, always store their important data on the NAS device for sharing. Once you access the NAS device, you can view, edit, or copy the shared data. It saves you a lot of time compared with sharing files via an external hard drive or USB flash drive.

With the increasing data on the NAS device, you may worry that what if there are some bad things happening to the NAS drive? Will the data be broken or stolen? To avoid those questions, it is necessary to take some measures, and backing up NAS shall be the best way to keep the data on NAS device safe.

Best free NAS backup software for Windows

Now you know that backing up NAS is indispensable. Is there any free NAS backup software for Windows users? Fortunately, AOMEI Backupper Standard can help Windows users backup NAS easily and it's free of charge.

  • It allows you to backup NAS to another place or backup PC data to NAS.
  • You can backup data on internal/external hard drive via Disk Backup or backup Windows 11/10/8/7 operating system via System Backup.
  • You are able to perform daily/weekly/monthly backup using Schedule Backup.

How to backup your NAS data step by step

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, free NAS backup is quite simple. Here you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Download the freeware, install and launch it. To backup NAS, here you need to select File Backup under the Backup tab.

File Backup

Step 2. You will move to the File Backup page. Click Add Folder, and then click Share/NAS to select what you want to backup on your NAS device.

Add Folders Files

Share Nas

Step 3. It will show you the Select Share/NAS Device window. Click Add Share or NAS Devices, and type the name of the NAS device or its IP address (which is more precise). If needed, type the username and password, and click OK to confirm.

Type Network Path

Step 4. Select the folder you want to backup in the list box.

Tip: If there are some file types you do not want to backup, you can set up a file extension in Filter settings.

Step 5. Then you need to choose a destination place for storing the backup. Here I backup NAS to the local hard drive E:\. You can backup to an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, or even backup to another NAS.

Select Backup Destination

Step 6. Finally, you can click Start Backup to launch the progress. When the process is done, click Finish to exit.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is the best free NAS backup software. And you can set up more for your backup by opening Options, such as image file compression, email notification, etc. 

Actually, it is not only free backup software but also powerful cloning software. You can use it to clone hard drive or a specified partition. Don't hesitate to try it out!