By Nicky / Last Updated September 11, 2020

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Can I backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive?

“We have a WD My Cloud NAS device which is being retired. I am thinking about backing up some crucial data to OneDrive because I have much storage space in OneDrive. Is it possible to achieve that? If I can, how to backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive efficiently? Any suggestion will be appreciated!”

Reasons for backing up WD My Cloud to OneDrive

There are so many brands of NAS and cloud storage in the market. WD My Cloud and OneDrive are both popular choices among users around the world. Many users asked if they can backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive for two main reasons as shown below:

To migrate data: Nowadays, private cloud and public cloud storage gradually replaced NAS as the most commonly used storage service. With more and more choosing OneDrive as the storage place for their data, chances are that some users of WD My Cloud may want to migrate their data to OneDrive cloud storage.

To make a copy: Actually, data stored in My Cloud are also vulnerable to virus attacks, and hardware crashes. Therefore, backing up WD My Cloud to OneDrive to make a copy can double secure your crucial photos, videos, and files. If you lose the data in My Cloud, you can restore the crucial data from OneDrive at any time easily.

How to access WD My Cloud in Windows easily?

Generally, to access and manage files WD My Cloud in an easier way, you are suggested to map WD My Cloud NAS to a network drive on your computer so that you can access and use files in WD My Cloud quickly and easily. To map a network drive in Windows, you can follow the steps:

1. Open Windows Explorer or This PC from the Windows Start Menu. Click "Map network drive" in the Tools menu.

2. When a new "Map Network Drive" window opens, choose an available drive letter from the dropdown list and select a folder that you want to have mapped as a drive, then click on OK.

3. Tick "Reconnect at sign-in" if you want this network drive to be mapped permanently. Otherwise, this drive won't be mapped once the user logs out of this computer. Then click "Finish".

Map Network Drive

How to backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive?

The mapped network drive will be recognized as a normal local drive by computer, you can backup files in WD My Cloud like you backup files to OneDrive from the local hard drive. The following contents will show you how to backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive through OneDrive website, OneDrive folder, and third-party tool. Please read on.

Method 1. Backup files manually through OneDrive website

OneDrive website allows you to select and upload files from the local computer manually. If you have mapped WD My Cloud to a network drive on your computer, you can select the file on the network drive directly when you upload files through the OneDrive website:

1. Go to the OneDrive website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an OneDrive account, please register an account first.

OneDrive Sign In

2. On the main page of OneDrive, click the "Upload" option to select files or folder on that mapped network drive and click “Open” to upload manually.

OneDrive Upload

Method 2. Backup files automatically via OneDrive folder

As we all know, after installing, the OneDrive app on your OneDrive will create a folder on your computer to automatically sync your files between the local computer and cloud. Meanwhile, on your computer, you can access the network drive as easily as you access the local disk. So, you can move data from the network drive to the OneDrive folder directly.

1. Download the OneDrive desktop app on your computer and follow the instructions in the install it.

2. Open Windows Explorer and find the OneDrive folder.

OneDrive Folder in Windows

3. Open the network drive that you mapped before and the OneDrive folder to copy and paste files between the two folders.

Method 3. Backup files by a free third-party tool

Using a free third-party tool is also an effective way to backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive. In this way, you can backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive directly without mapping network drive. If you have no idea of which tool you should use, you can try AOMEI Backupper Standard, which is a free backup software for Windows computers.

With the File Sync features of AOMEI Backupper Standard, you are able to backup files between WD My Cloud and OneDrive easily and quickly. It also allows you to set up a scheduled backup task to backup your files regularly. Here are the steps:

Note: Download the OneDrive app on your computer so that AOMEI Backupper Standard can recognize it as the backup destination.

1. Download AOMEI Backupper and follow the wizard to finish the installation. It will be installed in a short time.

2. Run AOMEI Backupper Standard and click the "Backup" tab. Scroll down your mouse to find "File Sync" and click it.

File Sync

3. Click “Add Folder”. In the pop-up window, click “Share/NAS” > “Add Network Location” to Type the NAS path of My Cloud and click “OK”. After My Cloud has been added, all the folders under it will be listed. Choose one folder to be synchronized and click “OK”.

Add Folder

4. Click the inverted triangle at the right edge of the second column and choose “Select a cloud drive” and select OneDrive.

Choose Destination

5. Confirm the source folder and the destination path. Click “Start Sync”.

Bonus tip: How to get more OneDrive storage space for free?

The free 5 GB storage space provided by OneDrive may be not enough for storing your WD My Cloud data. If you don't want to upgrade your accounts right now, you can get more OneDrive storage space for free by using CBackupper to combine backup space of multiple OneDrive accounts.

CBackupper is a free cloud service that can help you merge OneDrive accounts to get unlimited cloud backup space. Besides OneDrive, it also supports many other mainstream cloud storage like Dropbox, Google Drive and so on. Let’s see how to get more OneDrive storage space with CBackupper:

1. Create an account and sign in. Just go to the main page of CBackupper, click “Sign up” at the upper right side, then type your email, password, and name. After that, sign in your account.

Sign Up

2. Click “Add Clouds” under “Clouds” tab, select OneDrive and click “Add”. Then sign in your account and authorize CBackupper to access and manage your files on the cloud.

Add  OneDrive

3. After adding, all your OneDrive accounts are listed here. With only one login, you can manage all your OneDrive accounts freely. You can click the "Allocate Space" button to adjust the backup space of each account.

Allocated Space OneDrive

Conclusion

That’s all about how to backup WD My Cloud to OneDrive. You can follow the first method to backup certain files manually or follow the second way to let the OneDrive folder sync your files automatically. Or, you can choose the third way to use AOMEI Backupper Standard, saving much time and effort.