How to Backup Windows 10 to Network Drive or NAS?

Posted by @Cody

August 27, 2015

How to backup Windows 10 to network drive or NAS (network attached storage)? Free Windows network backup solution - AOMEI Backupper Standard can easily create backups to network shared folder.

What is Network Drive?

A network drive is a storage device often used for business or home. There are many types of shared network resources located on servers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices, networked external hard drives or networked computers. To access the shared data over network more conveniently, you can create a shortcut of the shared folder by mapping it as a local drive. The drive you mapped is called a network drive, which also needs to be assigned a drive letter. Users can use a network drive to share and store files without consuming local disk space on themselves computer. Therefore, to backup Windows 10 to a network drive could be an ideal choice.

Free Backup Software - AOMEI Backupper Standard

The best network backup solution - AOMEI Backupper Standard provides system backup, disk backup, partition backup, file/folder backup to a network drive with automatic scheduled full/differential/incremental backup. While creating backup task, you can write a comment, set compression level, split into multiple smaller image, etc. In the paid version, you can set Backup Scheme to automatically delete old backups to save disk space. Besides Windows 10, it supports Windows 7, XP, Vista, and Windows 8/8.1.

The restore feature of AOMEI Backupper is also amazing. You can restore your system backup to diffenrent disk type (GPT and MBR) or even another computer with dissimilar hardware; you can use bootable rescue media or AOMEI PXE Boot tool to perform offline restore.

Backup Windows 10 to Network Drive with AOMEI Backupper

Before you backup Windows 10 to network drive, make sure you have made a bootable media in order to restore when your system is not working, and you have a network drive shows in File Explorer. As the network drive also has a drive letter, to backup to network drive with AOMEI Backupper is the same as to local partition.

To create backup task:

1. Download, install and launch this free network backup software.

Backup Tab

2. Click System Backup under Backup tab. The software will automatically choose the partitions to be backed up.

System Backup

3. Click Step 2 to select the network drive as destination location. Before starting the backup, You can click Backup Options to check other settings and set up a scheduled backup task.

Select Network Drive

4. The program will backup your Windows 10 to specified network drive after clicking Start Backup.

Start Backup

Besides, AOMEI Backupper allows you to perform windows 10 backup to network shared folder on NAS by enter the Share or NAS path. To backup to NAS, you may also need to enter username and password.