By AOMEI / Last Updated July 1, 2016

What is NAS?

When you’ve outgrown your desktop data storage and want shared access to files and media from multiple computers, mobile phones and tablets, what do you do? For creative professionals, small businesses and families, the solution is a network attached storage device - the easiest to set up and most affordable option for shared storage.

Instead of plugging a device directly into your computer via a USB cable, NAS devices are connected to the Ethernet port on your WIFI router or network. This enables multiple computers and mobile devices on a network to wirelessly share and access files, stream video and audio, and backup computers and mobile devices from one central device.

Why backup NAS storage

You may be boring about everyone around you reminding you the importance of backing up data. But that is really a necessity for your daily work and life. The following are the main reason of backing up NAS storage.

●The data stored on your NAS storage including files means much to you. So have backups of your critical data is essential.

●And for the work principle of NAS, it gathers data from multiple computers. Every computer on the local network have an access to the data. What if your NAS comes across attack or some other problems? So creating a NAS storage backup can effectively protect your data security.

How to create a NAS storage backup

After talking about the significance of backing up NAS storage, we need to think about which tool is the best for NAS storage backup. At first, every users think highly of the realistic function of the tool. It should be effective to realize the operation. Secondly, the best tool should have an intellectual interface so that even the freshman can use it correctly. Besides, customers pay attention to the cost of the tool, it includes money, time and energy. AOMEI Backupper is an easy to use backup software which can backup effectively in a fast speed. What means much to customers is it does not charge. So AOMEI Backupper can be the best NAS storage backup software for you.

Now let me show you how to create a NAS storage backup using AOMEI Backupper Standard. Here we backup NAS storage to an external hard drive.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install it. Plug your external hard drive into computer via a USB port. Launch AOMEI Backupper, clickFile Backup under the Backup option.

File Backup

Step2. Click Add Folders, select Share/NAS in the pop up window.

Share NAS

Step3. Click Add share or NAS devices, input the IP address, username and password of your NAS. Check the Anonymous box to avoid inputting the username and password.

IP Address

Step4. Click Step2 to select the external hard drive “F:\” as the destination path.

Choose Location

Step5. Click Start Backup to begin the backup. Click Finish when everything is done.


■You can use the Anonymous mode to add your NAS, but you could not backup some files if you have not input the username and password.

■Do not extract the external hard drive before the backup is done.

■You can also create a NAS to NAS backup using AOMEI Backupper.