How to Backup Windows Server 2012 to NAS?

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

This article talks about how to back up Windows Server 2012 to NAS (Network Attached Storage). As is often the case that someday the server computer suddenly quits with all data in. To avoid this situation, backup system seems crucial.

Necessity to backup Server System to NAS

Since the server computer is easy to contract the virus, leading to disk and system crash, in order to assure unified data management and security application, there must be a physical medium with the qualities of safety, good cost performance, easy application and simple management to backup and store internal data.

NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a disk array connecting through a cable, and has all the main characteristics of the disk array, i.e. high capacity, high performance, and high reliability. It has very good price-performance, and is most suitable for those small and medium-sized enterprises that can not bear the expensive price of SAN and want to reduce backup and restoring cost.

Advantages of NAS
  • Easy and fast to install.
  • Easy maintenance.
  • Superduper scalability.
  • Faster response speed and higher data bandwidth.
  • Lower requirement to the server that greatly reduces the cost of the server, and is conducive for high performance storage system in the popularization and application within a wider scope.
Functions of NAS
  • File sharing.
  • Data backup/disaster recovery.
  • Network printing.
  • Multimedia file sharing.
  • Media server.

Backup Windows 2012 to NAS with AOMEI Backupper Server

To prevent system failure or data loss, backup is important and necessary. Luckily, there is a lot of software in the market that can satisfy this basic need. Among them, AOMEI server backup software provides basic and advanced features to ensure the safety of your system and data.

Download AOMEI Backupper Server, install and run it, then comes out the main interface.

Step 1: Click "Backup", then "System Backup" to start this operation.

System Backup

Step 2: AOMEI Backupper will automatically choose the system partition. Click "Select another location as the destination path" to customize your own choice.

Select Location

Step 3: A new window pops up, then click "Share/NAS".

Choose NAS

Step 4: Click "Add share or NAS device".

Ass NAS Device

Step 5: Finally, fill in the blanks to add share or NAS device.

Complete Blank

When all have been done, the ideal path will appear in the Step-2 interface. The only thing left is to click "Start Backup" and wait for the success.

In a word, AOMEI Backupper is a good assistant in helping you dealing with all kinds of backup problems. It's very simple and intuitive, therefore, no matter whether you have got experience in backup or not, you will find backing up or restoring has never been so cushy.