Synology usage scenario [confusion/compilation]

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Synology usage scenario [confusion/compilation]

Unread post by vitalion » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:59 pm

Hello all,

I am on the market for NAS solution that will answer the following scenario in an Apple eco system

So here is the plan in my head

I have an iMac with a SSD that has the following “folders”
-Active Jobs
-Resources
-My Documents
-OSX

Additionally I have an External HDD A connected to the iMac via USB3.0 that includes the following
-Archived Jobs
-Media files (Music and Video files)

Both iMac SSD and the External HDD A are on a time machine to the External HDD B that backups everything from both storage mediums (iMac SSD and External HDD A)

So far everything is good. That is the my setup now.

Want i would like to do now and what are the possibilities of doing it

Recently i’ ve been exploring the possibility of replacing the External HDDs with a NAS and i am wandering if it possible.
So here is the scenario that i am looking at:

Synology NAS that has the following
-Archived Jobs
-Media (Music and Video files)
-Incremental Backups for the iMac SSD (Active Jobs, Resources, My Documents)

Additionally I would like to have the following folders in 2-way sync
-Active Jobs
-Resources
-Archived Jobs

Basically Active Jobs and Resources folders will be on the NAS twice as far as i can tell

1. Via the incremental backups (i do not touch these - BACK UP)
2. As synced folders in order to be able to edit them (lets say from my work computer)

On top of that i am planning to use one of the 2 EXT HDD and connect it to the Synology in order to have mirror back up of the following

-Mac SSD
-Archived Jobs
-Media


Unfortunately i can not post a diagram directly in order to show what i want to do.

Based on all the info i would like to know if it is possible and in case that is possible can i do it with a Synology DS118 or DS218+?

Thank you in advance. Please feel free to send suggestion or ask for any further info.

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Re: Synology usage scenario [confusion/compilation]

Unread post by Rusty1281 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:21 pm

In short all can be done and my vote would be a + model for sure (more power and future proof)
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Re: Synology usage scenario [confusion/compilation]

Unread post by vitalion » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Hello @Rusty1281 sorry for the late reply and thanks.

do you think that the DS218+ is future proof enough for the purpose i want it or should i look in to something more expensive and advanced (obviously money is an issue)

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Re: Synology usage scenario [confusion/compilation]

Unread post by Rusty1281 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 pm

218+ is more then enough. Considering that you can put 12TB drives in it I guess storage won't be a problem as well. + model will open you up to some 3rd pary apps and services via Docker platform if you need to install them (if they are not officially supported from the package center).

in short its a small (number of bays) power house.
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