hey all, I finally did a thing. I purchased the Synology DS1821+ (an upgrade for my aging DS1513+). I had been eyeing it for a while but kept waiting, but then the last week my DS1513+ start behaving funky and a couple of scares with the hard drives. I decided to start making moves.
DS1513+ (5 bay, with 3TB drives, in SHR-2)
The drives are 7 years old
DS1821+ (8 bay, only purchased 4 x 16TB for now)
2 x 16GB Ram
Here is my thought process….but want confirmation from the hive mind if there is a better way of doing things. It’s been several years since I setup a NAS.
- Copy all data from old NAS to new NAS
- Backup new NAS to an offsite cloud backup solution
- Purchase new larger drives and put them in the old NAS
- Have the new NAS backup to the old NAS with the larger drives
- Enjoy the dual NAS life
Is there a best practice list of Synology setup to follow? A key thing that I know I should incorporate but still hesitant on is the ability to access the Synology remotely or to share specific files with a few friends or photos with family.
I also have Unifi in the house, if that helps with the conversation. Thanks!