Synology, makes these NAS appliances (network attached storage) that really replace old-school file servers. In it's basic form, you can buy the NAS with an assortment of options for how many hard drives it holds.
The ultimate configuration for performance, redundancy and safety is at least four drives. Synology makes it easy to arrange the drives in a hybrid RAID type of an array that literally assures that your data is safe even if a drive fails. In fact, a drive can fail and no one will know even while you replace the bad drive. The message is that your data is safe!
Now add to your new found sense of confidence the ability to back-up those redundant drives in just about real-time to popular cloud-based storage services like Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive and you have disaster recovery and peace of mind.
It's all part of the Synology NAS plus a lot of really great apps and features like an app for surveillance, which allows you to connect surveillance cameras and save the files to the NAS among others.
Now the Synology operating system supports Btrfs - its just a better back-up technology and it's incorporated into the new DSM version 6 operating system in many of Synology 's NAS appliances. here is a brief description...Btrfs is a modern file system developed by multiple parties originally on Linux systems. Btrfs was designed to address obstacles often encountered in enterprise storage systems, such as fault tolerance, management, and data protection. To see all the wonderful benefits click here.
So in summary, Synology's new NAS appliances with DSM version 6 that supports Btrfs back-up technology will sync well with popular services like Microsoft 365 OneDrive and it is an awesome combination that, if configured correctly, will give you unrivaled performance, data safety, and bullet-proof disaster recover - for not a whole lot of money.
If you would you like to know more about any of the topics in today's article then call EDM Automation and ask for Lee Nelson.
Senior Solutions Architect