How to Automatically Sync Windows Server with OneDrive

Posted by @Ada

September 11, 2017

Syncing Windows Server with OneDrive is a good way to keep your data safe as well as access your files and folder on tablet and phone easily.

Reasons to sync Windows Server to Onedrive

Mainly, there are two reasons.

Syncing files from Server to cloud storage is one of the best ways to protect data safe. It can be used as a system backup. If anything bad happens to your system, you can use it as a system recovery plan.

You tend to use more than one computer or device like a tablet, then keeping your documents in sync is a great way to make sure you can find your data you want.

One of the best parts of cloud storage services like OneDrive is that it makes it easy to access your files on any device. OneDrive is available for Mac, Android, and iOS, so you'll be able to view and manage your files from almost any gadget now.

To access your OneDrive files on any of your other devices, simply download the OneDrive app for your platform.

Use the OneDrive folder on your PC to sync Windows Server

After you download OneDrive, sign in with your Microsoft account. Open OneDrive folder. OneDrive folder has a two-way sync feature, with it, you can sync files and folders to OneDrive cloud storage account easily. When you delete files from OneDrive folder, also, they are deleted from cloud storage account.

To get started, just drag and drop any file into this folder. When it's done, this blue icon will turn into a green check mark. Files that have been successfully synced to the cloud can be accessed very easily on any other device where you have OneDrive installed.

Sync to OneDrive

Can you Setup OneDrive to automatically sync Windows Server?

Although it is easy to drag files to OneDrive folder, it is still a lot of trouble to manually put files as data change quite frequently. If you use OneDrive for Business sync, it is even more troublesome as data changes more frequently. So, is there any way to setup OneDrive to automatically sync Windows Server?

As a matter of fact, if you set your "Documents" folder location on your PC to be your OneDrive location, everything saved in this folder will be synchronized with the cloud. Here's how to do it.

Suppose you have OneDrive installed on your PC already, rightclick on the documents folder in the file explorer, and choose Properties.

In the Properties window, choose the location tab, then choose move. In the box that appears, double click OneDrive, and then select the documents folder inside, and then choose "select folder" when it's highlighted.

Move to OneDrive

Once done, hit ok. Now all the files in the "Documents" folder will be saved on OneDrive, so you never have to worry about losing your documents.

This method works fine for personal files and folder. However, when you apply this method to folders in C drive, you’ll find there is no Location option after clicking Property. It means you cannot set up OneDrive to automatically sync Windows Server. You have to do this manually.  In this case, you should turn to a third party software.

Automatically sync Windows Server to Onedrive with AOMEI Backupper

OneDrive sync tool for Windows Server

For a single file, you can drag and drop it to the OneDrive folder. But for large amounts of files and long-range-planning, it’s better to use professional OneDrive sync tool.  

Besides, new files could be created every single day, so it is better to schedule backup them to OneDrive cloud. 

AOMEI Backupper is a professional OneDrive folder sync tool. Its File Sync feature allows you to synchronize files to other locations, such as an external hard drive, another computer, removable USB flash drive, NAS, network and cloud drives etc.

Also, you can use “schedule sync” or “real-time sync” to always keep your important data in sync on your computers. For example, you can backup your working files or other files by syncing them to other location. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily manage the process even if you are a green hand.

With this feature, you can spare time and efforts to manually sync Windows Server with OneDrive. Let’s see how to setup OneDrive to automatically sync Windows Server.

How to automatically sync Windows Server to OneDrive

Before you start to do file sync, you need to sign up in OneDrive if you do not have an account of it. If you already have one, you need to sign in.

Step 1: Download AOMEI Backupper Server, and launch the software. Then it will bring you to the interface of AOMEI Backupper.

Step 2: Click Backup and choose File Sync.

File Sync

Step 3: Choose folders you want to sync at Step 1 by clicking Add Folder and mount the folders you want to sync. Then select another location as the destination path at Step 2, click the drop-down menu at Step 2 and choose Select a cloud drive.

Sync Server with Onedrive

Step 4: Select OneDrive, and click OK to next step.

Start Sync

Step 5: At the bottom, click Schedule to setup sync mode. There are five modes you can choose: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, Real-time sync. Then click OK.

Schedule Settings

Tips:

If you want to distinguish the sync from others, you can click Sync Options to make a unique comment. You can also set up email configuration information.

Step 6: After above all steps finish, click Start Sync.

Conclusion

Syncing Windows Server with OneDrive is a good way to keep your data safe, it is even better when you can automatically sync Windows Server to OneDrive with AOMEI Backupper.

AOMEI Backupper Server is not only a OneDrive sync tool, but also a Server backup tool. You can use it to backup your system, disk and partition.

Also, you can Restore Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 System Image to Different Hardware.

Besides Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016, AOMEI Backupper Server also supports Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Windows Vista and XP.