Dear Lazyweb. I may have hit my threshold of tolerance with OwnCloud and Crashplan today while updating the QNAP NAS. Owncloud can't update schemas beyond one major version (unlike things like MythTV which does the incremental updates) and fails to do the final update even when I do the updates manually with some outstanding SQL error. Crashplan likes to become unavailable periodically and requires being restarted. I don't want to play sysadmin on my weekends, it's just not something I enjoy anymore. I'm looking for a reliably cross platform backup mechanism for Mac and Linux clients (No Java). Also looking for a shared filesystem for scanned documents and other thingsand I need to pass back and forth - but may not want on GDrive (financial records for example). Direct NFS, SMB, AFS on Mac is just awful, the connection frequently hangs and leaves the modal dialog up for 10s of minutes before it finally gives up. This might be QNAP SMB/AFS implementation specific, but it's really turned me away from these things. Finally, I sync my NAS with another remote NAS at a friends house, that is the one thing that seems to work reliably in the setup. So, please, no "just install debian and write an rsnapshot script to write to an NFS share" stuff, I find those invariably need more maintenance than I want to give. I'm willing to pay for a service or license if it removes the maintenance, but a pure cloud solution is unlikely to meet performance requirements for client backups due to all the RAW photos and videos. OK - so - what's actually working for people?
Oh don't get me started on NAS boxes not powering up after a power-outage. Why, why why why why would you ever build a NAS that didn't have at least a config option to automatically come back on after a power outage - WHY! (are you listening Xyzel! - 'ooh, look, my time machine backup has not happened for some time - I wonder why that is - oh yeah, we had a power cut a month back and I forgot to turn the NAS that is hidden under the bookcase back on..... grrrrrr') (ranty ranty ... must find caffeine... :-)
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