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.




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




    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.




    2. Select Create new




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




    4. Select Items to back up.




    5. Choose Select files and folders.




    6. Choose Network Folder.




    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.




    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
  • Was this article helpful?

    Yes    No
Top of the page


Chat offline