What Is a NAS Backup?

NAS, Network Attached Storage, is mostly used as a file server by small business users. All individuals within a company are allowed to share their data at the same time by accessing remote NAS devices. NAS backup means to save the backup image files to a NAS device over network. Therefore, you don’t need to connect an external hard drive to each computer as the backup location when performing backup tasks. Backing up to NAS can not only save users’ local storage but also ensure the safety of the backup images.

AOMEI Backupper, the best free NAS backup software for Windows 10/8/7, supports backing up to local hard drives (HDD, SSD, RAID, etc.), external storage (USB flash drive, PenDrive, etc.) as well as NAS devices (WD My Cloud, Synology DiskStation, etc.). It can also be used as NAS drive backup software which enables you to backup shared files/folders on a NAS drive to another place. To learn more, please go to the Overview page.

Backup to NAS with NAS Backup Software for Free


There are four backup types available in AOMEI Backupper: System/Disk/Partition/Files Backup. Here take the NAS backup system as an example to perform NAS backup in detail:

Step 1. Choose System Backup in the main page of AOMEI Backupper. Then, it will select system drives required to start Windows normally by default.

Step 2. Click the inverted triangle at the second column and then choose Select a network location -> Add Share or NAS devices to add the NAS device as the backup location.

Step 3. Click Start Backup to begin the NAS backup task.