How to Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS (2 Simple Ways)👍

Wondering how to backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS, you can find the methods here. In this post, we will see two methods for Windows 10 System Backup to QNAP NAS.

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Updated on Feb 26, 2024

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In this post, we will see how to backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS using two methods. 

An Overview of QNAP NAS & Benefits of Saving Windows on It 

NAS stands for Network Attached Storage, and Nad devices are used to store and manage data for backups, security, and space purposes. This helps you access the data remotely from the authorized systems whenever required. Also, multiple people can access the data from anywhere and work on the same thing at a time. 

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QNAP stands for Quality Network Appliance Provider, it is one of the leading NAS providers in the world based out of Thailand. The company is known for providing highly flexible and scalable systems to users across various fields. Since the threats across the digital world are unannounced, it is better to create a backup of Windows 10/11 in case of any unfortunate incidents. 

Benefits of Saving Windows on QNAP NAS:

  • Data Storage Capacity and Backup
  • Easy Remote Access
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Centralized Storage
  • Data Redundancy and Security

What to Prepare Before Backing Windows 10 to NAS

Before you move further, preparing your system to back up Windows 10 using a QNAP Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device is important. Here are the essential things you need to do:

  • Acquire and Set up your NAS: Get your NAS from QNAP and set it up using the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Install NAS Management: To control and manage your storage on NAS, the service providers develop a software or web interface to connect your PC and NAS.
  • Connect the system and NAS: Create the NAS account and open File Explorer. Find the Network section and connect the NAS. If your NAS device is not listed, connect using the NAS's network path (e.g., \NAS_name or \NAS_IP_address). 
  • Choose Backup Software: To back up your data, you need professional backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup to configure and monitor backups. 
  • Internet Connection: Make sure you have a reliable internet and power supply to perform the whole process smoothly. 

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Back-Up Windows 10 to QNAP NAS with Various Methods

Here in this section, we will see two ways to back up Windows 10 to QNAP NAS using professional software and the Windows built-in tool.

  1. Method 1. Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS via EaseUS Todo Backup🔥
  2. Method 2. Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS with Backup and Restore

Method 1. Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS via EaseUS Todo Backup

The Windows built-in tool may meet your basic requirements, but the modern requirements need advanced solutions to manage and back up Windows 10 to the QNAP server. EaseUS Todo Backup is a professional backup software with award-winning solutions to offer you complete and secure backup solutions.

With the software's advanced and intelligent backup solutions, you can safely make a backup of your Windows to the NAS backup server and recover easily. All of these features make EaseUS Todo Backup a perfect solution for all your backup needs to the QNAP NAS. Try the trial version to see all the features by yourself.

🔬Advanced Backup Solutions The software only backs up the used storage of the system to save space and time. 
🌩️Fast backup and recovery You can make backups of the entire system. And you can back up a partition or a drive to your NAS. 
🔑Security Zone EaseUS allows you to create a zone on NAS to protect your files from external threats to keep all your files inaccessible.
🗳️Excellent Cloning options You can clone your entire system and hard disk with great cloning options to keep copies of your system in case of emergencies

🪜Here is the step-by-step guide to back up Windows 10 to QNAP NAS:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "Create Backup" on the home page, click "Select backup contents".

create system backup step1

Step 2. Among the four available categories, click "OS" to start back up.

create system backup step2

Step 3. The system partition will be automatically selected, you only need to select the location.

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Step 4. Local Drive, Cloud, and NAS are available for you to save the backup file. You can also connect an external hard drive to preserve the system backup files.

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Step 5. You can customize the settings in "Options" at the left bottom. After that, click "Backup Now", and the process will begin.

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*After finishing the backup process, you can check the backup status, recover, open, or delete the backup by right-clicking the backup task on the left.

Method 2. Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS with Backup and Restore

Windows provides a built-in tool called Backup and Restore to create backups on your PC. You can create system images and backup them on QNAP NAS.

👍Pros of Using Backup and Restore:

  • The tool is built-in and free.
  • You can easily make a full system image, including the operating system and complete data.
  • Allows making backups for NAS devices and shared network folders.
  • You can schedule backups and recover them with ease.

⛔Cons of Using Backup and Restore:

  • Limited features.
  • Creating a full system backup consumes a large space.
  • Consume more time while creating and restoring them.
  • Hardware dependency makes it an unreliable option.

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🪜Here's how you can backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS:

Step 1: Open Settings and click on Update & Security.

open setting and click update security

Step 2: Navigate to the Backup section and click on Go to Backup and Restore (Windows 7).

click on go to backup

Step 3: Click on Create a system image.

create a system image

Step 4: In the next screen, select a location to save the backup. Choose On a network location and click on the Select button.

choose a network location

Step 5: Enter something like this: \\QNAP_NAS_IP_address\shared folder name with the help of Browse. Also, enter the Username and Password for the NAS credential and click OK.

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Step 6: After this, select the system image and drive you want to backup and click Next. Click on Start Backup to initiate the process, and after completing, cross-check your files in the QNAP NAS server.

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The Concluding Thoughts

If you are someone dealing with huge amounts of data, NAS devices are useful sources for storing and managing everything. And QNAP is a trusted company delivering great NAS storage solutions. Make sure you use any of the above two methods to backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS. While the built-in tool can cater to basic requirements, it consumes a large space for full system images.

In such cases, you should use a tool like EaseUS Todo Backup to apply advanced methods to save space and recovery time. You can also create bootable media to start your system without reinstallation during emergencies.

FAQs on how to How to Backup Windows 10 to QNAP NAS

Here are some of the most frequent FAQs on how to back Windows 10 to QNAP NAS. I hope you find these queries helpful. 

1. How do I connect my QNAP NAS to Windows 10?

  • Connect your QNAP NAS to the local network using File Explorer.
  • Find the NAS IP using its management interface or router's device list.
  • Access the NAS Shared folders using the NAS IP Address.
  • Map the network drive to access the shared folders.
  • Authenticate your credentials to access the QNAP NAS on your Windows 10.

2. Can QNAP NAS read NTFS?

Yes, QNAP can read NTFS file systems. In fact, you can format the NAS device to read as many as four popular file systems: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, and FAT32.

3. How to set up NAS on Windows 10?

  • Set up the NAS device and configure your local network.
  • Start your NAS and configure the security and storage options.
  • Add your accounts and set up folders and volumes.
  • Set up the computers on the local network, and NAS is ready to use.

EaseUS Todo Backup

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