Network Storage Technology
Nowadays with the development of technology, data safety has been noticed by persons. Some persons pay attention to backup data to some devices, but if the external drives are lost or damaged, the data also cannot be found out. Therefore, a good way to backup is very essential. Network Storage Technology appears under this situation. This technology is based on standard Network protocol, and it can easily realize data transmission, which helps computers of different operating systems to provide file sharing and data backup. Network Storage structure roughly can be divided into three types: Direct Storage (DAS: Direct Attached Storage), the Network connection type Storage (NAS: Network Attached Storage) and Storage Network (SAN: Storage Area Network). Here the article will introduce you NAS backup.
What is NAS?
NAS is short for Network Attached Storage which refers to file-level computer data storage server. And the server is connected to a computer network which can support data access. Often NAS is as a computer appliance which is manufactured as a specialized computer to store and serve files. NAS is not only used as a file server, but also it can be specialized for this feature in its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements.
As networked appliances, NAS systems contain one or more hard drives, which often are used into some logical, redundant storage containers or RAID. NAS can serve files from other servers on the network. When accessing files, typically they adopt network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP.
Why Do You Need NAS to NAS Backup?
NAS can be connected to the network no matter where you are, and it is very convenient. Usually, NAS can use multiple disks to store data for storing files or accessing data. Besides, NAS has many merits which can provide data security safeguard. When storing data, NAS can support CIFS and NFS protocols that they can access to networks based on TCP/IP Ethernet very easily and supports multiple users to use it meanwhile. NAS systems are very cheap, and they can be purchased with just 2 disks low as 1 or 2 TB for capacity which is applied in some Small and Medium Enterprises. NAS devices also support some RAIDs to ensure data security. In addition, no matter how many computers you have, or anywhere you are; only you can connect to network, you can manage your files and protect data. Backup data from NAS to NAS is a wise choice. You cannot worry about some disasters, virus or physical damage cause data loss. Although you know NAS to NAS backup is very necessary, but how to finish backing up from NAS to NAS? Take it easy, using a third-party free backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard to do the work will bring convenience for you.
How to Do NAS to NAS Backup?
AOMEI Backupper is a specialized backup software which supports to backup files, folders, system, partition and disk. For data protection, you can use the software to backup files or folders from NAS to NAS. If you want system backup, or disk and partition backup, you can backup to other places exclude NAS. How to do NAS to NAS backup? Here are some steps.
Step 1: Under "Backup" tab, choose "File Backup" to start backup files or folders.
Step 2: Add files or folders that you need to backup from network. Then in the pop-up window, choose “Share/NAS Device”.
Step 3: Then add NAS devices you need.
Step 4: You need input the IP address, username and password of the NAS.
Step 5: Here you can select the file you want to backup. If you need NAS to NAS backup, you can also add another NAS device to as the store destination. After you finish this, you can start to backup files or folders.
In summary, it is easy and simple to backup data from NAS to NAS with AOMEI Backupper, and this is safer for data protection. If your data is lost, you can restore it from NAS easily.