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Backing up from a Buffalo NAS to an external hard drive

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March 5, 2013 4:15:14 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am using a Buffalo LinkStation (LS-QVL), it is configured for RAID 10 and has 4 Terabytes of capacity. I am not using anywhere near the full capacity (instead I am only using about 6%!). It has occurred to me that I should make an off-site backup of the content on the LinkStation. Toward this end I would like to backup the contents of the LinkStation to an external USB hard drive.

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to backup files from this NAS to an external hard drive? If it is possible any advice on how to set this up will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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March 5, 2013 11:32:11 PM
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You are right! Nowadays, a data backup is really necessary.
To back up your data on this Buffalo NAS, you could copy every file to this external hard drive manually.
You also could download a data backup tool to help you:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_backup_software
http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/system/fwbackup.html
March 6, 2013 12:18:40 AM

Hi Frederickery,

Thanks for the heads up. I have backed up network files in the past using RoboCopy, and scheduled a batch file to run RoboCopy commands through the Windows Task Manager. I will take the same approach with folders on the NAS and see how I go.

Kind Regards,

Davo
March 6, 2013 12:19:14 AM

Best answer selected by Mr Davo.
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