By Ivy / Last Updated March 4, 2020

What Is the Onsite Backup and Offsite Backup?

Recently, more than 150 different countries suffer from WannaCry virus. Thus, if you don’t want to be one of the victims, back up data offsite on windows 10/8/7/XP etc immediately. It’s a way you can take to prevent to become a victim. Next, we will continue to know onsite backup and offsite backup.

In general, onsite backup is to back up important data on local storage devices, such as hard drives, solid state hard drive, DVDs, or CDs etc while Offsite backup is to back up important data on a remote server usually via the Internet or you can directly save your backup to other physical places.

Onsite backup has some advantages, including

1. Immediate access to data

3. Internet access not needed

However, onsite storage has a distinct disadvantage. If you are in the event of a catastrophic event, such as fires, floods, physical damage, ransomware, theft etc, your onsite data backup may be at a great risk and you will lose your data permanently. In general, we will save our important data on our computer. In this way, we can prevent some data loss owing to system crash, hardware failure etc. But when we are in the event of fires, floods or ransomware etc, our data will not be so lucky. It will be damaged and We will lose the entire data forever. From here we can clearly see that just backup data onsite is not enough. Backing up data offsite is very important as well. It can help us prevent some data loss on-site backup can’t realize. When you are in the event of WannaCry ransomware, you can see it silently. Although your computer is attacked by WannaCry virus, you still have backup in another location. You can restore it later. With it, you can access your data from any location via internet and share your backup with a lot of different remote locations.

Why do You Need to Back up Data Offsite on Windows 10?

Many people get to realize the importance of backup important data and want off-site data backup solutions or on-site since unexpected accidents, such as WannaCry virus, fire etc, are here and there. We cannot predict it. Thus, to prevent it, backing up is the best choice. If you make an onsite backup regularly, you may prevent some data loss. But that’s is not enough. Because the onsite backup can only prevent losing data owing to both physical problem. Aside by physical problems, natural problems such as fire, floods, theft etc is still another problem we need to prevent. If we come across these natural problems, our on-site backup will be damaged including backups in hard drive even any external hard drive we use at home etc. So backing up data onsite on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP is not enough, we still need to make off-site backup as well. Of course, it still contains System Backup, Partition backup, Disk partition, File Backup etc.

How to Quickly Backup Data Offsite on Windows 10?

The occurrence of WannaCry virus makes a huge amount of people bring backup to the forefront, such as best offsite backup for business or educational institution etc. Here are offsite backup solutions suitable for small business, large and medium-size enterprises or other public network users. Below we will walk you through every detail for you.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper standard, install and enjoy it. Enter the main page, right click System Backup.

System Backup

Step 2: Click the inverted triangle shape in the following picture, then click Share/NAS and Add Network Location, type Share or NAS path, username, password and click OK.

Select A Network Location

Back up to Share or NAS

Step 3: Now, the share or NAS device is mounted successfully. All you need to do is to click Start Backup to finish the last step.

As you can see above, there are extra choices you could make at the bottom of the interface. In Backup Options, there are 5 options you could set including General, Compression, Splitting, Intelligent Sectors and VSS. In Schedule, you have both General and Advanced two options. You can select Schedule such as Event triggers, Daily, Weekly or Incremental/ Differential Backup etc.


Backup data offsite on windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP appears more important after experiencing the event of WannaCry virus. Don’t wait and back up your important at a regular time. If you back up first, even if other similar viruses occur before long, you still don’t need to worry your data.