How to Backup Windows 8/8.1 to NAS (Network Attached Storage)?

Posted by @AOMEI

April 12, 2016

How to create Windows 8 or 8.1 backup to NAS? This article is structured on how to backup Windows 8/8.1 to NAS by using AOMEI Backupper.

Why need to backup Windows 8 to NAS?

With Microsoft terminated the service of Windows XP, more and more PC users turn to use Windows 8 and 8.1, which differ from the traditional versions not only in the look, also in the faster speed in booting up your PC. Another feature that makes sense is the reliability due to that Windows 8/8.1 enables individual programs to crash without affecting the whole OS. And if you want conventional desktop, just a click can make the change. Today, people are living in a world that highly depends on computers for information processing and data storage, making it of great importance in data protection. The reasons for data loss are variety, such as hardware failures, virus attack, natural disasters, and accidental crucial files deletion, etc. As the loss of data may cause a strong impact on business or personal life, more and more people are searching for reliable ways to backup computer and restore their data quickly in case of any accident.

Since electronic devices play an important role in daily life, the necessity to back up valuable data is obvious. The question is: in what way should you choose to protect the valuable data? The answer is uncertain. It depends on your own needs. But if you have a great deal of important data, then NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices should be the best choice. These devices are universal, stable and cheap and enable multiple users and computers to store and share their data in a central place. From this point, you can backup Windows 8.1 to NAS network device.

Backup Windows 8/8.1 with Windows backup utility

Windows 8/8.1 also has built-in backup utility to meet the needs of backup and restore. However, it does not offer more options, customizations, restore option and sometimes it complicates users. If you are looking for a better way to create Windows backup to NAS device, you can find other third party backup software for Widows OS offer more options and single click backup and restore. AOMEI Backupper Professional is right this kind of software that has outstanding performance.

Backup Windows 8/8.1 with AOMEI Backupper Professional

AOMEI Backupper Professional is a piece of advanced and user-friendly software dealing with data backup and recovery. It contains basic functions such as file/system/disk/partition backup and restore as well as other advanced features like command-line backups, backup disk space management, incremental and differential backup, and so on. AOMEI Backupper Professional can be installed on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. As to how to backup Windows 8/8.1 to NAS, the following content will present you a step-by-step guidance.

Perform Windows backup to NAS drive:

Step 1: download free trial of this software and run it.

Step 2: In the Backup section, choose System Backup. AOMEI Backupper will automatically pick your system as the source. To backup to NAS, first you need to select your NAS device as the destination. Click the "Step2 – Select another location as the destination path" as shown below:

Step 3:In the pop-up window, click "Share/NAS Device" at the lower left corner.

Step 4: Here you need to add your NAS device into AOMEI Backupper. Click "Add share or NAS device" button in the lower-left corner.

Step 5: You need to input the Display Name and path of your target NAS. Also, you may need to input the Username and Password of the NAS device if it is encrypted.

Step 6: After the NAS device has been added, you can find the destination folder in the right-hand side column. Check it and then click OK at the bottom to start the process. Thus ends the execution of backing up Windows 8 to NAS.

As a conclusion, it can be observed from the above explanation that AOMEI Backupper Professional provides practical ways in solving the issue of backing up Windows 8/8.1 to NAS. In this way, you can keep yourself clam when suffering from accident. Besides, it also give you the ability to clone hard drive to SSD or another hard drive. Now, you can download the free version AOMEI Backupper Standard or use the 30-day trial version of AOMEI Backupper Pro.