How to do QNAP NAS to NAS Incremental Backup?

Posted by @AOMEI

November 1, 2016

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a great QNAP NAS backup software to easily finish QNAP NAS to NAS incremental backup.


QNAP Incorporate Company is one of the storage device manufacture giants, designing and delivering high-quality Network Attached Storage (NAS) and professional Network Video Record (NVR) solutions to users from home, SOHO to enterprise. QNAP NAS are system that consist of one or more hard drives that are constantly connected to the internet. It becomes storage unit that stores all your important files and media such as photos, videos and music. It could be an external hard drive, but rather taking it everywhere, it is placed at home and accessible to use at anytime and anywhere.

Why need to incremental backup QNAP NAS to NAS?

QNAP is an ideal storage device, and backup is always necessary. Here, you can backup QNAP NAS to another QNAP NAS. One of the most important reason is to keep all data on NAS safe, for example, you can restore all of them from backup images when the data on one QNAP NAS lost due to some certain reasons. Surely, there are other reasons to make you do so. However, once you have made a full backup of your QNAP NAS, you just need to backup new or changed files on it next times which is known as incremental backup.

Incremental backup is based on the last backup and includes only changed files, for example, you have set to do QNAP NAS to NAS incremental backup, the first “incremental” backup is a full backup by default, whereas the second incremental backup backs up only those files that have changed since the first backup and the third backs up only those files that have changed since the second, and so on. Therefore, incremental backup takes less backup time, produces smaller backup image files and takes up less storage space.

What kind of QNAP NAS backup software do you need?

In order to finish the QNAP NAS to NAS incremental backup job successfully, you need a professional QNAP NAS backup software. QNAP Remote Replication does support to backup QNAP via the Create a Replication Job Feature, but it’s too complicated and not good at incremental backup. Therefore, we recommend you another QNAP NAS backup software - AOMEI Backupper Standard.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is all-around and reliable Backup & Restore software that free for commercial and non-commercial use in Windows 10/8.1/8.7/XP/Vista. It supports easy Incremental Backup as well as Differential Backup and Full Backup. Besides, you are allowed to set up a schedule to automatically backup QNAP NAS to NAS. You are able to password encrypt backup image, in this way, your data safe is guaranteed during the backup process. You can compress the image in three different level as you wish so to minimize the image files further. Now download it and check out how to do QNAP NAS to NAS incremental backup with this powerful software.

Steps to incremental backup QNAP NAS to NAS

1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper Standard. Click Backup and then go File Backup.

File Backup

2. ClickAdd Folder> Browse >Shard/NAS.

Choose NAS

3. Click Add share or NAS device to type in the path.


4. Click to choose the other QNAP NAS as the destination location with the same way above.

Choose Destination NAS

5. Click Schedule > Advance> Incremental Backup. Then click Start Backup.

Incremental Backup


  • Click Schedule>General. Then you can set an auto backup schedule to run the backup job at an exact time daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • BackupOption beside Schedule could be chosen to encrypt, compress and split backup image.

The operation of QNAP NAS to NAS incremental backup is easy with free AOMEI Backupper Standard, right? Actually, it supports all kinds of storage devices like NAS, HDD, SSD, SSHD, USB drives, Hardware RAID, etc. Also, it can do other backup jobs, such as, backup Window 7 PC to QNA NAS and so on.