How to Back Up a NAS Using Online Backup

  • Synopsis

    This guide will explain how you can use Online Backup to back up a network share, including shared folders created on a NAS.
  • Applicable to

    All Online Backup users
  • Prerequisite

     

    You must have an Online Backup account.

  • How to

    Note: You can back up a NAS with file-level backup. Disk-level backup is not available for a NAS device.

     

    Step 1: Add the machine

     

    Note: If your machine has already been added, you can skip to step 2.

     

    1. Log into the Online Backup web portal, select devices and choose add.

     

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    2. Select the type of device you wish to back up. This will initiate the download of the backup agent for the device.

     

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    3. Once downloaded, run the installer on your machine, following the prompts from the installation wizard.

     

    Step 2: Create your backup job

     

    1. Return to the Online Backup web portal, select the machine you wish to back up, and click Backup.

     

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    2. Select Create new

     

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    3. Select What to back up and choose Files/folders.

     

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    4. Select Items to back up.

     

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    5. Choose Select files and folders.

     

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    6. Choose Network Folder.

     

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    7. Click on the plus (+) sign next to the Network folder you wish to back up and enter the username and password if required, then OK.

     

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    8. Click Done

     

    9. Select other settings and click Apply.

     

    If you have any question, please browse our other FAQs, or contact us directly.

     

  • Keywords

    Online Backup, NAS, network share, shared folders
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