I’ve been delaying setting up a good NAS solution for home largely because I was given a large amount of space on google drive until recently.
I’d like to set up something for me and my partner to backup computers locally and then back that up offsite, currently looking at backblaze.
I’ll likely setup plex media server but it won’t be used frequently (maybe a few times a year).
It seems like both symbology and truenas would work for this and I’m thinking of going for a prebuilt solution because of the small footprint and avoids me going down more rabbit holes instead of fixing my initial problem.
The biggest question I’m struggling with is the cost to lifespan of this purchase.
DS920+ vs Mini X has a sizable price difference and my experience with home networking / home server is non-existent.
I’m leaning the truenas for a few reasons:
- I prefer open source options
- It feels like a nice step towards learning about home servers
- I’m a software engineer and could imagine playing with docker in truenas scale
- I’ve had friends who have bought synbology devices but once they’ve outgrown it tend towards other solutions
But does the above justify truenas or would I be better off with a synology and switching to a truenas server in X years when I might have space for a small server rack and can get some second hardware?
If truenas is the best option because it’ll outlive synology, is there any reason for mini X+ vs mini X? I.e. will scale work on one but not the other?
Any advice/ recommendations would be greatly appreciated.