By Lily / Last update December 13, 2021

Windows Server 2016 backup

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?

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with AOMEI Backupper Server

To backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with a simple and easy way, here we highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Server software, which can help you backup to NAS with a simple operation.

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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 select the system partitions as the source partition. Here you only need to click to select another location as the destination path.

Select Backup Destination

Step 3. It will pop out a window, click Share/NAS, and then Add Network Location.

Add Network Location

Step 4. Input Display Name and Network Path.

Type Network Path

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 button of the window.

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

2. Schedule: you can set up an automatic incremental/differential backup for daily, weekly, monthly, event triggers, USB plug in,  real time file sync 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.

  • Real-time Sync: It enables you to sync files as soon as they changed, and make your files always stay up to date.

Schedule Settings General

3. Scheme: It enables you to choose a scheme to delete old backup images to free up space. 5 schemes provided: Full Backup Scheme, Incremental Backup Scheme, Differential Backup Scheme, Space Management Scheme, Other Backup Scheme. Refer to more details about backup scheme.


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.