Backup Windows Home Server 2011 Shared Folders to External H

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

How to backup windows home server (WHS) 2011 shared folders to external hard drive? If you have got an answer, you can benefit a lot from it. If not, you will find a good way after reading this article.

Why backup shared folders to external hard drive?

Why is it necessary to backup shared folders to an external hard drive? For server users, if you want to scan the shared folders, you must have the access. However, once the shared folders are no longer in an opening state, you will be limited to access again. In this case, it's good for you to have a backup. Today, portable external hard drives are becoming cheaper than ever, which makes it easy to get one. Also, backing up shared folders can be regarded as a prevention measure to data loss. In a nutshell, there is a need to backup shared folders to an external hard drive.

Backup shared folders to external hard drive by using Backupper

About AOMEI Backupper Server

AOMEI Backupper Server is a piece of backup and recovery software designed specially for small and medium sized business. Besides these two features, it provides server users with clone function and enough practical features. AOMEI Backupper has a clear interface and is very easy to be understood. It will give users concise prompts to help achieve every task. This software also can be applied on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 (R2) and SBS 2003, 2008, 2011.

Step-by-step guidance

To backup Windows Home Server 2011 shared folders to external hard drive, you should do as the follows:

1: Insert the external hard drive and launch AOMEI Backupper Server. Choose File Backup in the Backup column. And then you need to add a shared folder or folders by browsing the computer at Step 1.

add folder

2: Then you should choose the Share/NAS button to continue.

share NAS

3: Add Share or NAS device. You are expected to offer all the accurate information here.

match shared folder

4: Now you can find the shared folder. Select it in the right list box and click Ok to continue.

select destination folder

5: Now it comes to the Step 2 of the File Backup - select another location as the destination path. Just go ahead and find the right external hard drive.

select external hard drive

6. You can start backing up the shared folder to external hard drive now.


Now you must have had a general understanding of how AOMEI Backupper performs in dealing with backing up Windows Home Server 2011 shared folders to external hard drive. In short, you should first find the shared folders and then choose the external hard drive to start the backup. Backupper will guide you through all the processes so there is no need to worry about anything. Now download the 30-days free trial version to experience the convenience.