How to Backup Data to Network Drive with Free AOMEI Backuppe

Posted by @AOMEI

October 9, 2016

To prevent data from losing, it is a wise decision to back up your data to network drive. Among multiple choices, AOMEI data backup software is a relatively easier way for users to adopt. This article is based on this theme.

Necessity to backup data to network drive

A network drive is a storage device on a local area network (LAN) within a business or home. Within a business, the network drive is usually located on a server or a network-attached storage (NAS) device. In a home, the network drive may be located on a dedicated server, a NAS device, an external hard drive or one of the networked computers. If the drive is on one of the networked computers, however, other users will not be able to access the drive when that computer is turned off. A network drive on a home LAN makes it easier to share files and store files without using up computer resources. If the drive has enough capacity, it can also be used to back up all the computers on the network.

Compared with USB flash disk, network drive has some advantages. Say, users can download files form another computer as long as they have uploaded via network drive. Another example, when sharing a file with friends, USB flash drive requires handing on from person to person, while network drive can effectively avoid this defect. As long as there is network connection, network drive can play a role to the greatest extend.

Brief introduction to AOMEI Backupper Standard

AOMEI Backupper Standard, a professional free network backup and restore software that is easy to use for most common users. It supports files & folders backup, system backup, disk backup, partition backup, system restore, disk & partition restore, disk partition clone and more. With the friendly interface (or GUI), users could easily master some professional tech of backup and restore.

Procedure of backup local data to network

The procedure of backing up with AOMEI Backupper is very easy. Take partition backup for example. Here are the step-by-step processes.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and run it. Click Backup on the main interface. Then, choose Partition Backup.

Step 2: Select the target partition. Also AOMEI Backupper supports users to tick more than one partition if required. Then, click Add.

Step 3: The following interface will present users the option to Select another location as the destination path. In order to backup data to network drive, click Share/NAS.

Step 4: Click Add share or NAS device, a smaller pop-up window appears. In the blanks users are expected to input the accurate information of the target network drive. Then click OK and Start Backup. When the progress bar reaches to 100%, all is finished.

In short, it is necessary for users to backup data in case of data loss. The way of backing up data to network drive is superior to backup to hard drive. And AOMEI Backupper Standard is undoubtedly outstanding free software to help hint the mark.