Easy Solution to Backup QNAP NAS to Google Drive

Posted by @Teresa

September 15, 2017

How do you backup NAS like QNAP NAS? This article shows how to backup QNAP NAS to cloud storage such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud drive in clicks.

Why want QNAP backup to Google Drive?

It is a good habit to keep everything on hard drive backed up. Network Attached Storage (NAS) is built with multiple hard drives, and nothing would be more important than backing up a NAS. QNAP NAS is one of the most popular network storages among users all over the world. Obviously, it is necessary to backup QNAP to Google Drive.

Why Google Drive? Google Drive, as professional cloud storage, earns as much reputation in cloud field as QNAP in NAS field. Cloud storage saves local disk space to a large extent. It is a wise choice to combine these two storages. Surely, backup QNAP NAS to external drive is an acceptable solution as well. What’s more, one needs to backup QNAP NAS out of following reasons.

  • Backup for data security. Even though the QNAP NAS runs very well at the moment, it could go wrong in the future due to hard drive breakdown, system meltdown, virus invade, cyber attack, etc. As we know, a lot of previous data are stored on the NAS, and you just cannot afford to lose them.

  • Backup for hard drive upgrading. NAS is made of several hard drives. If one of the hard drive about to die and you want to replace it with a new one, it is a good idea to backup hard drive and then to do the restoration.

Needless to say, you have many other reasons to do QNAP to Google Drive backup. However, what counts next is to find out how to complete the task.

How to backup QNAP to Cloud in clicks?

To run backups between network storage and cloud storage, the best way is to take advantage of third-party backup software. With QTS Cloud Drive Sync, one can easily perform QNAP and Google Drive sync. Nevertheless, sync is different from backup. The former requires more storage.

AOMEI Backupper Professional is such a backup tool that allows you to backup from QNAP to Google Drive and vice versa. It provides “File Backup” to backup files and folders from source to the destination. You can create periodical backup in daily, weekly, monthly, or event-triggers mode. In addition, to speed up backup progress and save destination storage, AOMEI Backupper offers incremental and differential backup services. In terms of backup location, QNAP to QNAP backup is also available.

Steps to create QNAP & Google Drive backup

1. Download and install Google Drive desktop application on a Windows-based (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista) computer. Bear the installation directory in mind because you’ll need it later. Log in your account.

2. Download (30-day free trial) AOMEI Backupper Professional, install and start it. At the main console, click Backup and then File Backup.

File Backup

3. Click Add File or Add Folder > Browse > Share/NAS> Add Share or NAS device to add data from QNAP NAS. Input username and password if it prompts.

Add File or Add Folder

4. Click the inverted triangle icon at the end of the box and choose Select a cloud drive.

Select a cloud drive

5. Select Google Drive. If there is no Google Drive can be seen, please manually navigate to the Google Drive desktop folder.

Google Drive

6. Click Start Backup.

Tips:

  • Backup Options: set backups encryption, email notification, compression and splitting.

  • Schedule: set backup time schedule and backup types (full backup, incremental backup and differential backup).

  • Scheme: set auto delete old backups to save destination storage.

Verdict

With the help of AOMEI Backupper, only several moves needed to make QNAP backup to Google Drive. It has a user-friendly interface, which makes it suitable for both experts and novices. You can backup QNAP to OneDrive, Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive in the same manner using this utility. Backup NAS to PC is not a bad choice, if you’re not fond of backing up NAS to cloud storage. Meanwhile, command line backup and clone are supportable by this program.