What is NAS?
Before talking about how to backup Windows 7 to NAS, let’s have a look of its definition first. NAS is the abbreviation of Network Attached Storage. It is a term applies to an external storage device which attaches to the network in order to make multiple users and computers store and share data in a central place. NAS enables faster data access and provides easier administration as well as a more basic and straightforward configuration compared with file servers. By this token, NAS seems to play an important role in the field of computer.
Why backup Windows 7 to NAS?
System backup actually is essential for every user. Some failures can not be avoided after a computer runs for a long time. For example, your disks get bad sectors or the system can’t boot suddenly. Or you delete important files by mistake and so on. If such kind of things happen, you may face a extremely time-consuming reinstallation! Part of people intend to backup Windows 7 to another hard disk or else. But what should you do if that external hard disk gets broken? Then, to backup Windows7 to NAS could be an ideal choice. NAS stores the backup in a secure, off-site location, which can prevent the data from losing and being damaged if a hard drive were to fail so that you don’t have to reinstall the system again.
Backup Windows 7 to NAS with free AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is a software that offers different types of backup and other useful functions like “Restore”, “Clone” to protect your system as well as data. Besides, not only Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10 are also supported. This program will help you back up Windows 7 to NAS freely and easily. First you need download and install it.
Step 1: Launch AOMEI Backupper. Choose “System Backup” under Backup table. If you want to backup entire disk, please choose "Disk Backup".
Step 2: Name the task for better distinction. Here C drive is the default source, so you just need to decide the storage destination.
Tips: “Backup Options” can be set based on your demands.
Step 3: Click “Step 2” and choose “Share/NAS”.
Step 4: Click “Add share or NAS device”.
Step 5: In the pop-up window, fill in the required information to add NAS.
Step 6: Afterwards, all the folders in the NAS will be listed. Select one as the destination path. Then you can start backup.
Generally speaking, backing up Windows 7 to NAS may save much local storage space and ensure the safety of backup images. By the way, although NAS is mostly used as file servers by small business users, there’s domestic type, too.