Solved Confused about converting/expanding from my DS819+ to rack-mount options

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Solved Confused about converting/expanding from my DS819+ to rack-mount options

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I'm moving soon and am building a new home/business network. The ubiquiti hardware I've chosen is rack-mount, and it seems like a good opportunity to convert my DS918+ to a rack-mount version. However, there is another wrinkle. My dad and I are planning to work together to build a NAS-network where the end goal is that I will have local storage/backups at my house, as well as offsite backups at his house. Likewise, he will have his own local storage/backups at his house, as well as offsite backups at my house. We live miles apart, so the chances of both of us experiencing catastrophic data failures is exceedingly low. Its a good opportunity for us both to have onsite/offsite backups while being able to maintain the privacy of our own personal storage clouds. In addition to regular file storage/backups, I will eventually be using my home-based NAS for hosting the Ubiquiti network controller and also running Surveillance Station.

Anyways, I currently have a 4-bay DS918+. Bays 1&2 are dedicated to a single "working" storage volume, while bays 3&4 are dedicated to a single backup storage volume. The backup volume takes nightly snapshots of the working volume as well as my pc. I want to have an additional 2 bays at my dad's house dedicated to a nightly backup volume for the offsite backups. Dad's setup would mirror mine. In essence, we will need 6 bays of storage at each house, unless someone has a better idea.

Currently, I plan on selling him my DS918+ for his onsite storage and backups, while I'd buy an additional DS218+ to be placed at his house for my offsite backup. Dad currently doesn't have any rack-mountable hardware, so its a good opportunity to find a good home for my used DS918+.

I then need 6 bays of storage at my house. Initially, I had planned on getting 2 separate NAS. Perhaps an RS819 for my use and an RS217 for dad? I don't really know how an RS819 compares to the DS819+? I see there is an RS820+, but it is $300 more than the RS819. Is the RS819 a huge downgrade from the DS819+? Is there a reason that I should have 2 separate NAS (one for my use, one for dad's) instead of going with the RX418 expansion NAS? The RX418 is only $50 cheaper than a RS819, so I'm not sure I see the appeal there. I suppose that having 2 separate NAS would allow us to better set our own security protocols and ensure privacy between each other?

Or, instead of buying an RS819 ($600) for me and the RS217 ($450) or RX418 ($550) for dad, should I just get an RS1219+ ($1200)? I'd just give dad admin priviledges to a couple bays to create his own volume to use as he needs for backups. I'd end up with a more powerful NAS with 2 extra bays for not much more $$. I don't really know if all this is possible when trying to set up offsite backups, so that's why I'm posting this. Hoping someone can help sort me out. Thanks in advance.
 

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instead of going with the RX418 expansion NAS?
I would advise against it. As you say the price compared to a full-blown NAS is so low and with an expansion, you are dependent on the main unit.

I suppose that having 2 separate NAS would allow us to better set our own security protocols and ensure privacy between each other?
Correct

Or, instead of buying an RS819 ($600) for me and the RS217 ($450) or RX418 ($550) for dad, should I just get an RS1219+ ($1200)? I'd just give dad admin priviledges to a couple bays to create his own volume to use as he needs for backups. I'd end up with a more powerful NAS with 2 extra bays for not much more $$. I don't really know if all this is possible when trying to set up offsite backups, so that's why I'm posting this. Hoping someone can help sort me out. Thanks in advance.
If the budget allows it, go for it. You can give him an account or simply you could create a volume and give him permission on specific shared folders on that volume to do with them what he wants. The more the better in my book, but again, if the budget allows it.
 
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How does the RS819 compare to my current DS819+? I'm not a super heavy user like some of you guys. Docker is in my future plans, but I doubt I'll do anything to crazy. Will I even notice any difference?
 

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How does the RS819 compare to my current DS819+? I'm not a super heavy user like some of you guys. Docker is in my future plans, but I doubt I'll do anything to crazy. Will I even notice any difference?
What model are you thinking when you wrote DS819+? That model does not exist. Do it’s either a 918+ or 1819+.

Comparing any of them with RS819 is a no competition. If you do have Docker in future plan (no matter how much you will use it or not) you might wanna avoid that RS model. It is running Realtek cpu so docker support is out.
 
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What model are you thinking when you wrote DS819+? That model does not exist. Do it’s either a 918+ or 1819+.

Comparing any of them with RS819 is a no competition. If you do have Docker in future plan (no matter how much you will use it or not) you might wanna avoid that RS model. It is running Realtek cpu so docker support is out.
Sorry. Dyslexic fingers. Ds918+.
 

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918 kills that 819 model in everything. Docker support on it is great. Atm I would recommend getting 920 model instead just because it’s fresh and will have longer support then 918 as well as the fact that it’s costs the same. If you are looking for a rack based model in that category I would suggest RS820+ or it’s RP version


Those are Intel Atom based 4bay devices with possible RAM upgrades and Docker support.
 
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918 kills that 819 model in everything. Docker support on it is great. Atm I would recommend getting 920 model instead just because it’s fresh and will have longer support then 918 as well as the fact that it’s costs the same. If you are looking for a rack based model in that category I would suggest RS820+ or it’s RP version


Those are Intel Atom based 4bay devices with possible RAM upgrades and Docker support.
Awesome. Thanks for the help. I originally got the Ds918+ because the interwebs said it was great value for the $$, but couldn't find much comparing it to newer rack mount options.
 

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