Free NAS Backup Software - Backup Data to Network-attached Storage

Tracy King updated on Apr 02, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

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NAS and Backup to NAS Without Any Cost
Step-by-step Guide to NAS Backup
Restore from NAS with EaseUS's Free Backupper

NAS and Backup to NAS Without Any Cost

NAS, short for Network-attached storage, is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. All individuals within a company are allowed to share their data at the same time by accessing remote NAS devices. As for data backup, you can put the backup image file to a NAS device instead of manually connecting an external hard drive to your computer. 

To complete this job, a software that is able to back up Windows data to NAS and restore from NAS is necessary. Here let’s take a look at the latest free Windows backup and restore solution -  EaseUS Todo Backup. This free software can help you do these things:

  • Back up the entire system/disk/file periodically and get recovered without worrying about reinstalling when the system crash occurs. 
  • Conduct full/incremental/differential/schedule backups for the best overall performance of a specific system environment.
  • Capable of restoring important data or information fast when a disaster happens and get business back to work on time.
  • Real-time reports keep you always informed of every backup state. First-rate technical support helps you get out of trouble.

That is to say, the tool will help you backup OS, Emails as well as personal files to NAS and network drive. You can back up an external hard drive and USB stick to NAS as well. Incremental backup and differential backup are supportable. 

You can use it to backup to NAS as well as restore from NAS in Windows. With Schedule backup option, you are enabled to set a backup schedule to back up your data to NAS daily, weekly, monthly and etc automatically.

Now you can free download EaseUS NAS backup software and follow the step-by-step guide to start your backup to NAS job.

Step-by-step Guide to NAS Backup

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup. Click the icon to expand the menu. Choose one backup option as you want among "Disk/Partition backup", "File Backup", "System Backup" and more.

choose a backup option to backup to nas

Step 2. Choose the specific contents you want to back up, and this is where you can choose a NAS device to be a backup location: in the "Destination" area, click "Browse...".

click browse to choose a backup location

Step 3. On the new pop-out window, you will see "NAS Device" on the list. Click the icon and you're supposed to click "+ Add NAS device".

choose nas device to backup data to nas
add a nas device

Input your NAS IP/name and enter your credentials to connect to NAS. Click "OK".

add your own nas device to backup data to nas

Step 4. Click "Proceed". 

Restore from NAS with EaseUS's Free Backupper

You may also want to know how to restore the backup images on the NAS. It is pretty easy. Let's take a look at the details.

1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup again.

2. Directly click the Recovery button to restore the backup you created before.

choose the backup image that you want to recover

3. Choose one History version of the backup image, after confirming the contents, click the Next button and select target location to restore. Then click Proceed to start backup recovery.

select the place to save the recovery

Replace existing files - After checking this option, the original files and folders will be overwritten after recovery.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.