How to Back Up Network Shared Files Using Network Backup Software

Tracy King updated on Apr 03, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

Need a reliable Network hard drive backup solution

"At work, we have a small workgroup - 8 PCs all running Windows 10. We also have a WD My Book network drive, one folder of which is accessible to all PCs, configured as Drive Z. Now I want to find a Network hard drive backup solution that allows me to automatically backup that Z drive to another drive daily. I there any free Network backup software recommended?"

Not only data on your local hard disk but also data on network all need to be protected. To do this job, you need a reliable network backup software which can support network shared files backup. To backup local computer to network also has a great significance that you don't need to bring any removable storage device anytime if only you have access to internet. And backup data to a separate location can avoid data loss caused by hardware failure. But what is the best Network backup software?

What is the best Network backup software

For a reliable free Network backup software, we recommend you EaseUS Todo Backup Free. It provides you safe and easy network backup solution for Windows. The software provides many flexible and advanced features such as full backup, differential backup and incremental backup to backup network shared files. And it allows you to backup network shared files to local hard disk, removable storage device, and network. Also, you can backup local hard disk to network. You can manage the image file to compress the image file, encrypt, split, update and delete it. You can also recover the image file when you need the data.

How to backup data with EaseUS Network backup software

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and click the icon at the left top corner. 
And click File Backup.

Backup network files by running EaseUS Todo Backup.

Step 2. Click Network and select the network drives or devices that you want to back up files from. 

Connect Network drive.

Step 3. Enter your credentials to connect the selected network hard drive and access the saved files there.

Select Network files to backup.

Step 4. After this, choose the destination where you want to save the backup images from network hard drive and click Proceed to complete. 

Start backing up network files.

If you want to backup network shared files using incremental backup, refer to the document below. (You should choose File backup when you want to backup network shared files.)

Note: There is only a slight difference when you follow the above document to backup network shared files. When you are on the page to choose files to backup, choose the drive letter you have mapped.

 
 

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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.