How to Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS Device?

Posted by @Cherry

January 21, 2016

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS is very safe and convenient for data protection and disaster recovery.

Windows Server 2016 backup

Windows Server 2016 is more popular in companies, and many companies have changed their office operating system into Windows Server 2016. However, Windows Server 2016 cannot promise you the security of your computer or system. Thus, the computer or system would be broken. To protect the system, back Windows Server 2016 up is the best way. You can backup it to an external hard drive, or to the local other drive, or backup to NAS (Network Attached Storage).

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS has many advantages:

  • You do not have to prepare an external hard drive, which reduces a certain cost of the server.
  • You can use the backup image you stored on NAS to restore system to many other computers through network, which can save a lot of time to install system one by one.
  • You can share files through NAS.

Besides, NAS has many functions such as disaster recovery, network printing, media server, etc. With so many benefits, you may want to backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS without hesitation. But, how to backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS?

Backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with AOMEI Backupper Server

To backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with a simple and easy way, here we highly recommend you AOMEI Backupper Server software, which can help you backup to NAS with a simple operation.

Step1. Install and launch it, you can see the deep-blue interface of this software. Click System Backup under the Backup tab.

System Backup

Step2. Then, it will show you the main interface of the system backup. You will see it automatically select the system partition as the source partition. Here you only need to click the Step2 to select another location as the destination path.

Click Step2

Step3. It will pop out a window, click Share/NAS.

Share NAS

Step4. Click “Add Share or NAS device”.

Add Share NAS

Step5. It will pop out a new window with blanks, and you need to type the information in the blanks to store the backup image. Please remember the path you typed so that you can use it later.

Input Path

Step6. Then, you will back to the page of Step2. Click Start Backup to execute the pending operations, and wait till the progress reached 100%.

Tips: You may find that there are three more options at the button of the window.

Backup Options: you can use it to set more backup requirements, like add comments for the operations.

Schedule: you can set up an automatically incremental/differential backup for daily, weekly, monthly as you want here.

Scheme: here enables you to make a scheme for the backup.

AOMEI Backupper Server can backup Windows Server 2016 to NAS with a few simple steps. Besides, AOMEI Backupper provides many other functions like file sync, system clone, system recovery, make bootable media, and so on.