Easiest Way to Backup Buffalo LinkStation NAS to another NAS

Posted by @Teresa

September 29, 2017

This tutorial will show you how to backup Buffalo LinkStation NAS to Buffalo NAS or another NAS with reliable and professional backup solution in Windows in a few steps.

About Buffalo NAS

Buffalo Network-attached Storage (NAS) is great storage for personal, small office, business and home users. Buffalo has three main NAS series for different user groups. They are NAS for Business –TeraStationTM, including TeraStationTM 5010 Series, TeraStationTM 3010 Series, and TeraStationTM WSH5610DN and so on; NAS for Home – LinkStationTM, including LinkStationTM 500 Series, LinkStationTM 400 Series, and LinkStationTM 200 Series; Surveillance NAS including TeraStationTM 5200 Network Video Recorder (NVR) and LinkStationTM 420 NVR.

To be specific, NAS for Business is build with featured storage technologies such as RAID, hot spare and real-time replication, which provides effective solution with value performance and reliability. NAS for Home, on the other hand, lays emphasis on capacity, data protection and home entertainment features. The last one is an all-in-one turnkey surveillance solution for small business and home users indeed. No matter which Buffalo NAS you’re choosing, it is a good idea to back them up, whether to backup NAS to PC or another NAS.

Why perform Buffalo NAS to NAS backup?

Most PC users would like to backup Buffalo NAS to Buffalo NAS out of two main reasons. One is for data security, and the other is for file transfer. In detail, NAS is used as storage and it is inevitable to store crucial and confidential data here. The original intention is fine and want to keep data safe when there is unsuspected disaster happens one day. However, what if this disaster happens on the NAS? You cannot emphasis too much on the importance of backup when it is related to your data. Thus, backup the backup if you can. Backup the Buffalo NAS to another just like someone backup QNAP NAS to QNAP NAS for secure.

As covered, if you make Buffalo NAS backup to another NAS, you can realize data transferring. You can share files regularly without user interaction to another NAS user with scheduled backup. Other than these two reasons, you may have other arguments to do the NAS to NAS backup. What counts next is finding a way to figure this out.

How to perform Buffalo LinkStation NAS to NAS backup in Windows?

To backup NAS, you need a professional backup utility that is able to connect both NASes. There are many backup solutions on the market and this AOMEI Backupper Professional is the one that you don’t want to miss. This software allows you to backup NAS/network share to NAS/network share in Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP and Windows Vista. You can password protect the backup image, compress image, split image and backup only used space of the NAS to speed up the backup process in Backup Options. Besides, you can set scheduled backup tasks with Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Event-trigger modes in Schedule. Also, you have options to manage backup storage by deleting old backups automatically in Scheme. Keep reading to find more.

Step 1. Download (free trial), install and start AOMEI Backupper on your PC. Go Backup > File Backup.

File Backup

Step 2. Go Add Folder > Browse > Share/NAS.

Browse

Step 3. Click Add share or NAS device to type in the Buffalo NAS path. The username and password might be required if you set up before.

Add share or NAS device

Step 4. Now choose the destination path. Click the box next to “Step2” and add the other NAS location by repeating above moves.

Select destination path

Step 5. You can configure more customized settings in these options. Click Start Backup when you finish.

Start Backup

The process of Buffalo NAS to NAS backup is not that complicated as you thought, is it? You can easily get data back when bad luck happens. Apart from backup NAS to NAS, AOMEI Backupper can assist you backup NAS to external drive as well.