About WD My Cloud
WD My Cloud is a personal cloud storage developed by Western Digital Corporation that used to save personal files including photos, videos, music and documents etc. WD My Cloud, claims a cloud of your own, is fairly helpful in people’s daily life. For example, it keeps everything in one place and you can access to this place from any device, laptop, desktop, tablet or smart mobile phone anytime when you have Internet connected. Besides, it allows you to share all files to your families and friends, even to public cloud drive like Google Drive or OneDrive. My Cloud is created with capacity of 3TB, 4TB, 6TB and 8TB by its manufacturer, which basically can meet personal user’s all data storage requirements. It is compatible with all popular operating systems like Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X.
Why backup Windows 7 computer to WD NAS?
As covered before, WD My Cloud is a kind of personal storage, so it is not uncommon that people store files there. It is pointless to illustrate the importance of backup in this article and the majority of computer users have aware of this already. Yes, you can rollback time to the moment before disaster happens if you have backups in hand. To backup Windows 7 to WD My Cloud, you can enjoy several benefits.
Just like backing up PC to external hard drive, you’ll save a lot of disk space on local drive and ensure every computer function runs normally. Generally, one would like to backup computer, OS or files, constantly to the target storage so that he can get the latest version of the backup. Needless to say, constantly backup requires much more spaces of the storage. You can choose different version of My Cloud based on your demands.
In addition, you can access to the important files on My Cloud from any device at any time as mentioned before. This unfreezes the limit that you can only get the backups from the device where you backed up to. Maybe there are many other unlisted benefits that prompt you to backup Windows 7 PC to NAS, yet finding a solution is more important.
How to backup Windows 7 Files to WD My Cloud?
The first thought in your mind on this question might be backing it up using WD Smartware or WD Smart Software. WD Smartware will backup your data files from your computer to the My Cloud automatically and constantly. New created, new added and modified files will be backed up, too. Nevertheless, the WD Smartware will not work sometimes. Under such circumstance, it is a wise move to turn to third-party software.
AOMEI Backupper Professional is a reliable and easy-to-use backup solution which is designed for Windows OS-based machine in particular. This software allows you to backup Windows 7 files including created files and personal files to your WD My Cloud NAS storage. As for backup, you have options of Disk Backup, System Backup, Partition Backup, File Backup as well as File Sync. Select the one that can help you most. AOMEI Backupper is also great WD disk cloning software since cloning is another powerful function. It supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 as well as Windows XP and Vista. Let’s acknowledge the detailed steps of backing Windows 7 OS up in following part.
Steps of backing up Windows 7 to WD My Cloud
1. Have your WD My Cloud connected to your Windows 7. Download (free trial), install and start AOMEI Backupper.
2. Go Backup > File Sync.
3. Click Add Folder and then Browse to add the folders you want to sync.
4. Click the box next to “Step2” or click the inverted triangle symbol to select “Select a network share or NAS”.
5. Follow the arrow prompt to input necessary information and click OK.
6. Click Start Sync to sync files for the first time.
Tips: Schedule:You can set scheduled sync tasks in Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event-trigger or Real-time sync here.
Backing up Windows 7 computer to WD My Cloud needs only a few clicks with the help of AOMEI Backupper. You can sync files in Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows XP to your My Cloud device using the same method. What’s more, you can backup Windows 7 boot disk entirely with the Disk Backup feature. This powerful software also allows you to backup Windows 7 and restore on another computer, which is called Universal Restore. Make a bootable device using “Create Bootable Media” in Utilities beforehand just in case the system fails to boot one day.