I need back-up and cloud storage solutioning help.
Right now, I have a PC with all of my files (photos/videos/mp3s/docs), which are in turn backed up on a (old) external hard-drive and a Home subscription of Carbonite.
Within the next six months, I had planned to purchase a new WD MyBook (billed as a 'cloud storage drive'), as well as switch to a MacBook Air (hence the need for NAS, so that I wouldn't be limited by the Air's hard drive). I still wanted to have off-site back-up with Carbonite, but it turns out that to include a NAS in your Carbonite account, you have to upgrade to their business plan, which is $170ish more a year (with which I could buy a new MyBook every year with that money).
So, IT-nerd MeFites, maybe I'm going about this wrong. Tell me what I should really be doing here. My two goals in switching to the NAS was to be unencumbered by the small hard drive on the very portable Mac I crave, as well as the ability to access my data from anywhere. As a tertiary hope, I had hoped to figure out a way to stream the videos on my NAS to a Roku. And, I'd still like offsite back-up, since this tragedy
happened 7 miles from my home.
Is there a better way to set this up? I'm pretty good at figuring out software, hardware is a bit more of a black box to me in this scenario, so maybe I need different hardware for this scenario? Or, maybe I have the hardware right and need to find a Carbonite alternative?
Thanks in advance for your help!