Synology NAS Backup to External Hard Drive

Posted by @AOMEI

June 6, 2016

Learning Synology NAS backup to external hard drive protect your data security in an efficient way. AOMEI Backupper is the best helpful backup software in doing this.

What is a Synology NAS

At its dumbest, the Synology NAS is a USB hard drive. At its smartest, it’s an always-on network computer that handles a wide array of data, media and backup tasks. For any of this staff, though you need hard drives for storage. When you buy a Synology, you typically buy it standalone with empty drive bays. This means the first task to getting the NAS configured is to decide what kind of hard drives you want: speed, capacity, reliability, manufacturer and so on.

Why backup Synology NAS to external hard drive

There are many reasons to show that it is necessary to backup your Synology NAS to external hard drive. The following are the details.

●Accident happens at some point. Think about two questions. Firstly, what if somebody steals your inventory including your Synology NAS and you do not have a backup of those files? Secondly, what if there is some sort of accident that destroys your NAS and makes data unrecoverable? In case of things we mentioned above occur, backup your Synology NAS is a necessity.

●For the backup principle, data should be backed up in two different media for local storage. Because the source files are stored in NAS. It is a place which can have access to data trough network. To observe the principle, you need choose a different media to save backups. An external hard drive is the best choice for you. You can take it by your side so that you can use backups anywhere. Besides, it has large amount of space which can store pretty much data. By the way, the price of external hard drive is inexpensive so that everyone can afford for it.

The methods to Synology NAS backup to external hard drive

Finding a suitable backup software for your backup task is a wise decision. When choosing a backup software for Synology NAS backup to external hard drive, we should take three aspects into account. On the first place, the backup software should have a standard range of backup services. Then it would be easy to use for new customers. Besides, the backup software would not charge too much. AOMEI Backupper is a backup software which meets the requirements displayed above. It has perfect backup services which can help user solve many kinds of problem. And its intellectual interface made it easy to operate. What surprises you may be the price of it, AOMEI Backupper can create Synology NAS backup to external hard drive in a time saving and energy saving method which you do not need to pay for it. So using AOMEI Backupper to backup Synology NAS to external hard drive can be the best choice.

Now let me show you how to backup Synology NAS to external hard drive.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install it. Insert your external hard drive into your computer with an available USB port. Open the main interface. Select File Backup under the Backup option.

File Backup

Step2. Click Add Folders. Because we are talking about Synology NAS backup to external hard drive, select Share/NAS in the pop up window.

Share NAS

Step3. Click Add share or NAS devices, then input the IP address, username and password of your Synology NAS.

IP Address

Step4. Choose the external hard drive “F:\” as the destination path.

Choose Location

Step5. Click Start Backup to begin the backup. Then click Finish when backup is done.


If you want backup Synology NAS to external hard drive at a regular basis, you can create an automatic backup.

■Ensure you can attach to your Synology NAS so that you can attach to your source file.