Backing up Windows or Mac to WD Network Attached Storage (NAS)

IMPORTANT Important: The purpose of this article is to help users backup a computer using the tools provided by the computer's Operating System (OS). For information on how to create a backup using WD SmartWare, please see Answer ID 3828: How to create a category backup using WD SmartWare.

The WD Network Attached Storage devices (NAS) allow for scheduled and automatic backups to be saved onto them. There are multiple options that can be used in order to backup one or more computers while using one of the network drives. This article will provide information on how to use the recommended ways backup a computer using a My Cloud or My Book Live Storage devices as a backup drive.

Backup Method
Instructions
Windows 8 and 10 File History Click here for Instructions
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore Click here for Instructions
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macOS Time Machine (Supported on My Cloud and My Book Live product lines) Click here for Instructions
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