Network/Cloud Storage setup query
Posted on 2015-01-15
I have a question regarding the best way to maintain storage within my home network. Scenario is thus:
Office 365 account with 5 licences,
5 Users in the family (self, wife, 3 kids) each with their own MS Account and each have their own netbook with 500Gb Hard Drive and have downloaded one of each of the 5 O365 licences.
Each user also has 1Tb of OneDrive storage which currently doesn't get used.
On the home network we also have a 3Tb NAS (Seagate Central) on which I have created 5 user profiles plus Public.
Each netbook has a mapped drive to the specific user profile on the NAS.
All users have access to Public drive on NAS where family/shared stuff is stored; photos, music etc.
So, general question is on how to make the most of this storage for accessibility and backup purposes.
Slight complication; the users aren't always at home when wanting to access their files. To access the NAS they can do it via the web through RemoteAccess.Tappin.com
1) Use local hard drive and sync with OneDrive for storage and then have the NAS configured as backup. I have had issues getting the Seagate Backup software to recognise the NAS drive. How do I do that?
2) Store on the mapped NAS drive and sync the mapped drive to the OneDrive account. Is that possible? Would sync/copy on OneDrive be sufficient as backup.
3) Other options???
Whichever solution I go with has to be very simple and maintenance free (within reason). I am often away with work and my wife is a technophobe so won't be able to do any maintenance. Oldest of kids is 15 and is fairly tech savvy but don't want to give admin rights with passwords etc, temptations of a 15 year old boy to abuse admin rights to overcome security protocols, eg Family Safety; also if I get something wrong and muck things up, its my wallet that will have to pay for the repairs, his pocket money wouldn't cover it and he shouldn't have to have that responsibility.
All suggestions greatly appreciated.