How to Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS Device

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS is very safe and convenient for data protection and disaster recovery.


by Lily Updated on July 18, 2023

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Why perform Windows Server 2016 backup to NAS?

Windows Server 2016 is more popular in companies, and many companies have changed their office operating system into Windows Server 2016. However, Windows Server 2016 cannot promise you the security of your computer or system. Thus, the computer or system would be broken. To protect the system, back Windows Server 2016 up is the best way. You can backup it to an external hard drive, or to the local other drive, or backup to NAS (Network Attached Storage).

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS has many advantages:

  • You do not have to prepare an external hard drive, which reduces a certain cost of the server.

  • You can use the backup image you stored on NAS to restore system to many other computers through network, which can save a lot of time to install system one by one.

  • You can share files through NAS.

Besides, NAS has many functions such as disaster recovery, network printing, media server, etc. With so many benefits, you may want to backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS without hesitation. But, how to backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS?

Best server backup software - AOMEI Backupper Server

To backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS in a simple and easy way, here we highly recommend AOMEI Backupper Server to you. You can benefit a lot from its following features.

★ It offers four types of backup: System/Disk/Partition/File Backup.
★ You are able to backup to internal/external hard drives, USB flash drives, network share and NAS devices, etc.
★ You can create automatic backups with Schedule Backup and have old backups deleted automatically via Backup Scheme.
★ It supports both Windows Server operating systems (Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, etc) and Windows PC operating systems (Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP).

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Stepwise guide to backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS

Step 1. Install and launch it, you can see the deep-blue interface of this software. Click System Backup under the Backup tab.

System Backup

Step 2. Then, it will show you the main interface of the system backup. You will see it automatically selects the system partitions as the source partition. Here you only need to expand the drop-down menu of the second bar and choose Add Share or NAS Devices.

Select Backup Destination

Step 3. In the pop-up window, enter network path or name and click the blue button at right. Input username and password if it is required.

Add Share or NAS Devices

Step 4. After you access the network path successfully, choose one shared folder to store the backup image.

Select Destination Folder

Step 5. Click Start Backup to execute the pending operations, and wait till the progress reached 100%.

You may find that there are three more options at the bottom of the window.

1. Options: you can use it to set more backup requirements, such as add comments for the operations, compress the backup image file, split the backup images, encrypt backup image, etc.

2. Schedule Backup: you can set up an automatic backup for daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers, or USB plug in as you wish.

  • Event Triggers: You could trigger the backup task by the User logon, User logoff, System startup, System shutdown event.

  • USB plug in: AOMEI Backupper will automatically back up the data on the USB or backup local data to USB device while detecting the USB drive is plugged in.

Schedule Settings General

3. Backup Scheme: you can configure the backup method (incremental/differential/full backup) and backup image retention policy here. Refer to backup scheme for more details.


AOMEI Backupper Server can backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with a few simple steps. Besides, AOMEI Backupper provides many other functions like file sync, system clone, system recovery, make bootable media and so on.

Lily · Editor
Lily Green joined AOMEI in 2018 and has since become a professional in the areas of data protection and data transfer. She is committed to helping users protect their precious computer data and troubleshoot Windows system errors. She consistently stays vigilant about the latest trends in technology, guaranteeing that the given information aligned with the ongoing advancements in the field.