QNAP: Backup to External Drive or to Cloud for Windows

QNAP Backup Software

QNAP backup allows NAS backup to or from popular storage units produced by QNAP. In Handy Backup, you can do this either by using the “Network” plug-in in a local network, or via the WebDAV interface for making private QNAP cloud backup storage. Both ways are simple and fully automated.

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Features of QNAP Backup with Handy Backup


Good Choice of Storage Types

You can take QNAP offsite backup (e.g. to Amazon S3, to an FTP server, or even backup QNAP to QNAP unit, perhaps for cloning it!), as well as use any local storage (drive or USB device) in a generic QNAP Windows backup scheme. Handy Backup contains many options for data storage.

Automatic Data Backup Options

You can tune up your QNAP auto backup by any mean: schedule your backup task by an exact time and a variable repeating period, organize for QNAP incremental backup and versioning, start and stop your QNAP backup server before and after a task, take reports by email, encrypt files – use it all as you wish!

QNAP Auto Backup

Data Options

As a QNAP backup app, Handy Backup supports almost any data type existed. You can save a full Windows Server backup to QNAP NAS, or store on your QNAP Gmail backup with an email database taken by IMAP, or save a clone of any database (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle), or any other data!


The Cross-Platform Solution


QNAP Backup for Windows and Linux

Handy Backup allows not only QNAP backup PC for Windows but also supports Linux distributives based on Ubuntu. The program operates in native mode under Linux, except the interface component, which starts under Wine to provide a complete compatibility between Windows and Linux apps.



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Which Clouds the QNAP Backup Station Supports in Handy Backup?

Handy Backup allows not only QNAP backup to cloud but also making a private QNAP cloud and accessing it via WebDAV, such as for the OwnCloud backup technology. This method allows saving and recovering QNAP backup data through the Internet from any place on the world! Besides the WebDAV cloud interface mentioned before, Handy Backup allows QNAP backup to cloud of several types listed here:

  • QNAP backup to Google Drive, or vice versa;
  • Utilizing generic and particular S3 clouds (such as Amazon S3);
  • Using popular cloud solutions: OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Box;
  • Accessing some other clouds via dedicated, API-based plug-ins.
QNAP backup to cloud

Use Cases for QNAP Backup


  • Using a NAS unit as a QNAP backup server: Share some NAS folders and use these folders on the Step 3 of a backup task as storages. Then, restore from these folders. In both cases, utilize the “Network” plug-in.
  • Setting up Handy Backup to backup QNAP data: As mentioned above, use “Network”, but on the Step 2 instead of the Step 3, to locate and mark QNAP backup folders and files. You can store your data where you want, as well as restore these data to their original or new place!

Select Network for QNAP Backup

  • Performing QNAP backup in NAS-to-NAS mode: Using the two first cases in a joint operation, you can quickly organize direct QNAP to QNAP backup (e.g. for mirroring a data server or for sending regular updates to other units). This is a viable option for big data arrays.
Download Handy Backup

Version 8.0.6, built on 2 October, 2019
105 MB

Handy Backup provides a complete QNAP backup software, allowing organizing QNAP auto backup and restore for any data through a local network or a cloud account. Try Handy Backup by downloading a fully functional 30-day free trial version!


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