How to Backup Shared Data using Network Backup Software?

Posted by @Ivy

December 13, 2017

To protect the security of your network shared data, you can use the best network backup software AOMEI Backupper to backup it. Follow and learn how to do it.

Scenario

To save local disk space, I created a shared folder on the network drive and share it with other people. Now, I want to backup the data on the network drive. So I want to know what is the best network backup software and how to use it?

what is the best network backup software?       

For the best network backup software, I recommend you AOMEI Backupper. It provides a safe and effective network backup solutions for Windows 7/8/10. It allows you to backup shared data on the network drive to local disk, external hard drive, cloud storage device, NAS, etc. And you still can backup local files to a network drive. During the process of backup, you can enjoy some useful features like Differential Backup, Incremental Backup, Daily Backup, etc. If you worry about that your disk space will run out of space, you can manage backup disk space via Backup Scheme feature.

How to use the best network backup software?  

For how to use this software, you can download AOMEI Backupper and follow the detailed steps below.

For the backup methods to backup shared data on the network drive, you can choose to directly backup it from network. Also, you can choose to backup the mapped network drive on the local disk.

Backup shared data on from network

Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper, then Click “Backup” and “File Backup

File Backup

Step 2: Click “Add File” or “Add Folder” in the mian page of file backup window.

Add File Folder

Step 3: Click“Browse” and select “Share/NAS option

Click Browse Share or NAS

Step 4: Click “Add Share or NAS device”, type Display Name and Share or NAS path of the network drive you want to access, then choose the shared folder you want to backup from it.

Add Share or NAS Device

Step 5: By default, AOMEI Backupper will automatically pick a destination path for your file backup. But if you want to backup it to another path. You can click “Step 2” or drop-down menu and select a specific path you want. Then, click Start Backup to finish the last step.

Tip:

For backing up shared data on the network drive using network backup software, you can tick the checkbox before Schedule to create schedule backup. After you tick it, AOMEI Backupper will automatically backup it when it reaches to the point you choose.

Backup shared data from mapped network drive

  • Map network drive

Step 1: Navigate to “Computer” or “This PC” > ”Tools” > “Map network drive”. If you do not see “Tools” at the top of this window, you can click Alt key.

Step 2: Click drop-down menu at the right side of “Drive:“ option and choose a drive letter for your network drive, then type its path and click Browse to select a shared folder. At last, click OK to finish this step.

Map Network Drive

Notes:

1. If you need to access the network drive on a regular basis, you can tick the checkbox before “Reconnect at logon”. If you do not tick it, the mapped network will automatically disconnect after you log off or restart your computer.

2. If you do not want to log on as a different user to the network drive, you will usually uncheck “Connect using different credentials

Step 3: Click “Finish” after you select your network drive and shared folder. After that, you will see an extra partition with drive letter given by you.

  • Detailed steps to backup shared data from mapped network drive

Step 1: Follow “Step 1” to “Step 3” from above method

Step 2: Click Browse and select “Computer” or “This PC”, then navigate to the network drive and choose the shared files or folders from it

Select Mapped Network Drive

Step 3: select a destination path for your shared files or folders. For destination path, you can choose cloud storage (eg: Google Drive, Dropbox, etc), NAS, External hard drive, etc.

Step 4: Set up settings you need and click “Start Backup” option to finish the last step.

Conclusion 

Backup network share using network backup software AOMEI Backupper is the best method to protect the security of your shared data. With it, you can backup your shared data whether from network or mapped network drive on the local disk effortlessly. This software is very easy to use, even for a beginner. You can backup it on a regular basis, such as Daily Backup, Weekly Backup, Monthly Backup, etc. Also, you can compress or split your backup.

For more advanced features like Event-trigger schedule backup, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper professional.