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NAS Backup

Using a NAS in your workflows is a great solution. Finding the right one, configuring it, backing it up, and protecting your data can be challenging. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Learn how to get the most value out of NAS: evaluating, configuring, optimizing, protecting, and more.

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Topics related to NAS backup. Guides and insights about business data, including strategies and integrations to easily back up and sync your NAS data to B2 Cloud Storage.

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FAQs

NAS Backup FAQs

Add another layer of protection and usability by backing up your NAS to the cloud

Using either your device’s native backup application or third-party backup software, create a bucket in your public cloud account and then use an Application Key to integrate your backup software with your cloud storage.

Using NAS is a great local backup solution, but it is vulnerable to hardware failure, ransomware attacks, and on-premises disasters. The best backup approach follows the 3-2-1 backup strategy, which requires at least one off-site copy of your data. Cloud backup satisfies this requirement. Saving past backups in the cloud also allows you to recover from a point in time before a ransomware attack.

The term, network attached storage, or NAS, describes computer storage devices that can be accessed across a computer network instead of being directly attached to the computer. NAS devices enable many computers to share the same backup server at one time.

NAS backups save your backup data locally on the NAS device itself. This allows for quick and easy access to backups, but these backups are also highly vulnerable to hardware failure, ransomware, and on-premises natural disasters like fire, flood, and earthquake. Cloud backups securely protect your data off-site and are a crucial element of the 3-2-1 backup strategy.

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