Again, one of those questions without a perfect answer. So, my guess is the points will be fairly evenly distributed.
I am setting up a server using a Dell T430 server with Windows Server 2016 Standard as the host and two VMs. I believe the OS and a few small databases will be on one VM and the domain controller and Active Directory on the other. The total amount of data is hard to estimate, but the current server has a total of 600 GBs being used. I will be using Veeam to make G/F/S backups or at the most a full daily with incrementals of each along with a weekly backup of the host. It's backing up data for a small office with five users and eight clients, so I don't expect to need tons of storage.
So, I do have some external 3TB USB drives to be able to rotate and take home. I am backing up the data only online. But, I want one large storage area that my ongoing backups go to. I am considering using an NAS, but I had a bad experience with two Buffalo rack NASs, but that was years ago. I am looking at NASs made by Synology, QNAP and Drobo. There are quite a few of them, but I was looking in the $500 to $1,0000 range. Of course, some do not come with the drives, so I would have that expensve as well. So, then do I go with WD Reds, etc.
Another option would be to purchase another server which was good but not nearly as expensive as the one I have. I could set it up with the same amount of memory and use another Hyper-V using Windows Server 2016 Standard with a RAID 1 with large TB drives. This would give me the option to back up to the server but also use it as a temporary server if I needed to restore a VM to it or replicate.
Any ideas would be appreciated. I know there isn't a best solution. But, the pros and cons of each would be helpful.