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NAS Storage


Since I added the new MacPro to my network I’ve decided I need a network file server and improved backup strategy. After reading a number of reviews I’ve narrowed the choice to Synology DS213J 2 Bay DiskStation Desktop NAS (Amazon link) which seems ideal for a small office environment.

I was slightly surprised to find that the enclosure with 8TB storage Synology DS213J 8TB (2 x 4TB WD Red) 2 Bay DiskStation Desktop NAS is pretty similarly priced to buying the enclosure and drives separately.

Any comments or suggestion?


Offsite backup options

Whilst I have an external hard drive for backups I used to use my dotMac account as my off site backup but with its closure I had to look for alternatives. I thought it might be useful to summarise my findings.

Backups are one of those things that seem pretty mundane until you really need the backup, and it always seems to occur at the most inconvenient time.