How to Backup Data to Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Cloud Clients?

Posted by @AOMEI

May 10, 2017

Learn how to set Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices as the destination for data backup with free AOMEI Backupper.Here provides you how to backup to NAS or cloud clients.

NAS is the acronym for Network Attached Storage, mostly used as file servers by small business users. Backing up to NAS may save users’ local storage as well as ensuring the safety of the backup image. AOMEI Backupper enables you to back up data to NAS devices easily.

Backup to NAS

1. The system, partitions and a whole disk can all be backed up to NAS. Click on "Select another location as the destination path" bar in the Backup option once the source disk/partition/system has been selected.

Select Location

2. When the window pops up, Click Share/NAS Device on the left-hand side. Or you can open the drop-down list of the destination path to click “Select a network share or NAS”.

NAS Path

3. Click Add share or NAS device button in the lower-left corner.

Select NAS

4. Enter the IP address or name of your NAS. Also, you may input a display name for this NAS device.


5. After the NAS device has been added, all the folders in the NAS will be listed in the right-hand side list box. Choose one folder as the destination path then click OK.


For greater detail of backing up to NAS, please check the tutorial: AOMEI Free Backup Software for Windows Backup to NAS Devices. This will guide you step-by-step through the whole process of backup to network attached storage with screenshots.

Backup to Cloud Clients

Cloud drives (Dropbox, Google Drive) are becoming more and more popular and popular. AOMEI Backupper supports backing up or syncing files or folders to the cloud drive, as long as your system is installed its Desktop App.

Backup to Cloud

1. You can backup or sync files/folders to cloud clients. Select File Backup under the Backup tab. Click the drop-down menu of "Select other location as the destination path" bar in the Backup option.

2. Click “Select a Cloud” to open the list of cloud clients you have installed in your system. Select a cloud client as the destination location.

Select Cloud Drive


  • Before backup to cloud, you need to install the desktop app of cloud drive, such as installing Dropbox’s desktop app.
  • AOMEI Backupper currently only supports these cloud clients: Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, SugarSync, Hubic, Cloudme. It only supports backup and sync files/folders to cloud clients.
  • You can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professinal to get more advanced features.