Best Free QNAP NAS Backup Software (Step-by-Step Guide)

Hunting for free backup software for QNAP NAS to backup data to external drive or local PC drive in Windows 7/8/10/11? Here you got best QNAP backup solution AOMEI Backupper.


By Ivy Updated on November 9, 2022

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About QNAP

QNAP Incorporate Company is one of storage devices manufacture giants who designs and delivers high-quality Network Attached Storage (NAS) and professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) solutions to users from home, SOHO to enterprise. QNAP was founded in 2004 and it has excelled at hardware design and software engineering, and has brought to market lots of technologies and products till now.

For enterprise, it has products like ES1640dc, TDS-16489U, and TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP R2 etc. For SMB, it has TVS-1282T, TVS-882T, TVS-682T etc. And for Home & SOHO, it has HS-251+, TS-451+, TS-251+ and so on. Each of them offers reliable solution of backing up PC to NAS for its users.


Why need QNAP backup software?

QNAP NAS devices nowadays are wildly used among different groups of users. They may store personal information/photos, business documents, deal contracts, company confidential files onto QNAP NAS. It, indeed, is great and tremendous storage device.

But as storage device, normally, it may also encounter problems that other storage devices will meet, like die. That might be caused by different reasons, such as hardware failure, virus intrusion, physical damage, natural disaster and so on. As a result, finding reliable backup software for QNAP NAS is imperative. To backup NAS to local PC or to external drive affords another layer protection for your data.

What features should QNAP data backup software possess?

QNAP NAS backup solution should be able to do Incremental Backup as well as Differential Backup to save disk space for you. Some QNAP backup programs claim that they can backup NAS yet clone NAS instead. Another way to minimize backup images is compressing. Compress images to different levels based on your needs.

What’s more, the backup software should support all kinds of storage devices including SSD, USB flash drive, dynamic disk, SSHD and so on, so that you won’t worry about the storage device limitation when considering backing NAS up.

Moreover, even though backing up QNAP to other places is safe enough, it is comparatively safe because it still can be accessed by users with bad attempt. Therefore, encrypting backup images becomes necessary features of QNAP backup utility.

Last but not the least, the backup solution you choose might as well free of charge. You have already spent a sum of money on purchasing QNAP NAS, so if you can perform all operations without paying for them, why bother?

QNAP best free backup software – AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is all-around and reliable Backup & Restore software that free for commercial and non-commercial use in Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista. It supports Incremental Backup, Differential Backup, and Full Backup three forms. You can choose corresponding form according to your condition. Further, you are allowed to set up a schedule to automatically backup QNAP NAS when you want to create backups at a lesser frequency or when you have multiple backup schedules, i.e. daily, weekly, and monthly.

In addition, you are able to password encrypt as well as compress your backup images at the last step of backing up process. If you want to encrypt backups, you need upgrade to professional version. Click on Backup Options in the Start Backup window, and these two functions and three other functions will come into your sight. AOMEI Backupper Standard supports masses of storage devices like HDD, SSD, SSHD, USB drives, Thumb Drives, NAS, Hardware RAID, Dynamic Disk and VM system, etc.

Other than being QNAP NAS backup software, AOMEI Backupper is still perfect backup software for external hard drive, operating system, the entire disk also part of it, and so on. Download it here to check out how to backup your QNAP with this powerful software.

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Backup QNAP with File Backup using AOMEI Backupper

1. Connect the storage device that you want to backup NAS to with your computer first. Install AOMEI Backupper Standard and launch it. Select File Backup under the Backup tab.

File Backup

2. Click Add Folder and select Share/NAS.

Share NAS

3. Type the IP address of your QNAP NAS or the name of the QNAP NAS.

Type Network Path

4. Select all the folders you want to backup in your QNAP NAS, and click OK. Now, you are able to encrypt and compress backup image, and set up schedule backup at this step. After all configurations, make sure to click on Start Backup.

Start Backup Network Files

Another way to backup QNAP NAS is mapping NAS to local disk and then perform file backup. To learn more, turn to the second reference link. You can use AOMEI Backupper Standard to solve other realistic issues. For example, you are able to backup data from corrupted hard drive in your computer when you cannot access to the hard drive.

This QNAP backup software will satisfy your backup needs in every aspect. If not, you still have its advanced versions in assistant, AOMEI Backupper Professional, and specialties for Windows Server AOMEI Backupper Server/Technician.

✨ Tips:

* As cloud storage is becoming more and more popular, AOMEI offers users its own cloud - AOMEI Cloud. Create an AOMEI account and then you can backup files to AOMEI Cloud.

* AOMEI Technology has another program called AOMEI Centralized Backupper which enables you to backup multiple computers over network on one central management console.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.