I’m having some challenges understanding what to use our new NAS for. There appears to be good procedure references once choices have been made, but stuff intended to help strategies on NAS use is pretty high level.
Starting with some basics: Some references advise to just think of the NAS as a big storage device, but, if I understand properly, it’s also a server. I say that because of the list of applications (e.g.Joomla!, WordPress, phpAdmin), which appear to be run on the NAS. True?
Ours is a home application with just two users (me, spouse). One function we will use is to backup our laptops to the NAS. We’ll use Acronis TI, which I assume we load on the laptops and configure to use the NAS. I say that because Acronis is listed as a “server” application which tells me its Acronis loaded on the NAS to back up the NAS itself.
Another function we’ll use is to offload files from our laptops. The first will be the iTunes library. I assume I can find good instructions online on how to move the music library to the NAS and the point iTunes to it.
We could use a DropBox-like sync (allows us to sync more sensitive data). Is WD Sync what to use?
Has anyone seen any documentation that is aimed at understanding what to use a NAS for (as opposed as how to use a NAS)?