By AOMEI / Last Updated September 15, 2020

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What is NAS (Network Attached Storage) backup?

NAS backup (network-attached storage) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a various group of clients. In a word, a NAS allows you to directly connect your computer files with a cloud service via a USB cable drive.

The Benefits of using NAS backup

Now, lots of people choose to get a NAS backup device to connect their PC. But do you need one? here is a brief summary of the benefits of using NAS backup, and you can decide if you need it.

  • More storage capacity: Now some laptops and computers don’t have much storage space. you have a NAS backup device, you can store lots of file and data on it, so that you can save enough space.

  • Great data protection: Now, we are more closely linked with the internet world. There is high possibility that our private data and file are stolen by other people. Generally, NAS backup offers built-in data encryption, which protects your data from leakage.

  • Automatic data backup: we all know that it is very important to back up your necessary data. But once you forget to back up one day, you may be confused about so many data on your computer. Then NAS backup can save you from it. most NAS provides regular backup service.

After read those benefits of using NAS backup, you may want to create a NAS device to back up your files. You can follow the next content to learn how to perform this operation.

Are you need the traditional NAS backup?

When it comes to NAS backup, you may be ready to have a NAS external hard disk. But I don’t suggest to do so. NAS backup has a strong impact on the lifespan of your disk, because NAS needs the disk to keep running 24 hours a day. Besides, most NAS Backup Drives would cost you several hundred dollars, they are really expensive. Thus, traditional NAS backup is not a smart choice for you.

There is a piece of third-party backup software called CBackupper, which can help you to back up your files at regular intervals. It can assist you in transferring your files, photos, videos, and other data to among different cloud drives with benefits of traditional NAS backup.

Now, let’s see how to use this tool.

Step 1. Enter AOMEI CBackupper, and create an account.

Sign Up

Step 2. Then in your account home page, click “Cloud” tab, and add a cloud drive, like Google Drive, OneDrive, and click “OK”. Here we choose OneDrive as example.

Add Cloud

Step 3. In the main interface, click “Create Task” and add the files or folders you want to backup. And click “OK”.

Create Task

Step 4. Choose the cloud drive you have added as the destination.

Add Destination

Step 5. Then click "Start Backup" to commit the backup task.

Start Backup

Conclusion

I believe you have learned how to set up NAS backup. It is an easy way to back up your files at regular intervals. And you can add more cloud drive as the destination so that you have more cloud backup storage space.