I have purchased a 14TB Western Digital Hard Drive from Bestbuy for this black friday and my plan is to purchase a Raspberry PI 4 with 8GB of RAM and then setup my own NAS server with openmediavault. I did watch your video on setting this up and I am fairly comfortable. Once setup is done, I am planning to signup for a cloud storage provider who provides unlimited storage for a monthly fee like crashplan. I do have couple of questions. Could you please help?
- Once my NAS server is up and running, I would like to use Syncthing to sync data from all of my home devices into the WD hard drive. In order to achieve this, do I need all the devices in the same WiFi network? I have an Asus RT-AC5300 with 8 or more WiFi SSIDs and I have different devices connecting to different SSIDs. Is there any way to use Syncthing to backup the data from all of my home devices into the WD hard drive irrespective of the WiFi network they are connected to?
- I would like to be able to access my openmediavault server from anywhere and I am planning to setup PiVPN for that. Do I need to assign a static IP to the NAS server or use the services like DynDNS or No-IP? Are there any free options to set the hostname same even if the IP changes? I don’t think my ISP is offering static IP.
- Are there any better cloud storage providers other than crashplan? Crashplan is charging $10 per month per device and I believe they delete the data from their cloud storage if our drive is disconnected from their server for more than 30 days or so.
- Can the Raspberry 4 handle the NAS server, PiVPN server and Plex Server all at the same time? I won’t be using Plex heavily anyway.
Thanks in advance,