How to Backup Windows Data to QNAP NAS Drive

Brithny updated on Apr 16, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Backup to QNAP NAS Drive

It's amazing for personal users, small businesses or large enterprises to own a QNAP NAS Drive. Comparing with the 'real' physical external hard drive, QNAP's Network Attached Storage (NAS) showcases some obvious advantages when choosing it as a backup drive. QNAP NAS are systems that consist of one or more hard drives that are constantly connected to the internet, which are all available for users to backup Windows data such as system, documents, working sheets, game data and media files like photos, videos, and music. Most of all, rather than taking it everywhere, it is placed at home and always accessible at any time and anywhere.

To back up to QNAP NAS drive from Windows, there are many ways can make it happen. But here, we recommend you EaseUS Todo Backup and offers a complete tutorial for QNAP NAS drive users who want to backup Windows data to QNAP NAS drive daily or nightly without interruption. 

How to Backup Windows System & Data to QNAP NAS Drive Using EaseUS Todo Backup

It's the best free backup software & powerful NAS backup software that provides multiple backup options to QNAP and instant disaster recovery. Download and install it on your Windows machine, and make it detect the QNAP NAS drive.

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". 

 
 

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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.