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Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

Nisheel
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Readynas 212 upgrade

Hi Everyone,

I was considering the ReadyNAS-212 2 bay system for my home network to take backups.

My environment is as follows: 

1 windows 10 pro laptop

1 mac OS Sierra laptop

2 iPhones

1 android

1 ipad

 

Can i backup all of these devices to the readynas 212 including the phones media?

Also i see that the readynas 212 is almost 2 years old now. is a produce refresh due?

 

Thanks,

Nisheel

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Marty_M
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Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

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StephenB
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Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

If you can back up the phones to a PC, then you should be able to back them up to the NAS.  The trick is to map the NAS backup share (or the entire data volume) to a PC drive letter.

 

On the mac, the NAS does support TimeMachine.  There are some improvements in the works to deal with the High Sierra release.

 


@Nisheel wrote:

 

Also i see that the readynas 212 is almost 2 years old now. is a produce refresh due?

 


No clue there, and Netgear doesn't pre-announce.  Although they've refreshed all of the original OS-6 platforms, they are all still supported.  I don't see it as a big concern, especially if all you are looking for is backup storage.  

 

 

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Nisheel
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Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

Thanks Stephen.

I also wanted to use it for PLEX, besides the backup. Is that fine?


 


No clue there, and Netgear doesn't pre-announce.  Although they've refreshed all of the original OS-6 platforms, they are all still supported.  I don't see it as a big concern, especially if all you are looking for is backup storage.  

 

 


 

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Marty_M
NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

Hello Nisheel,

 
It is fine to run plex media server together with the backup since backup jobs can be scheduled. 
 
Regards,
Marty_M 
NETGEAR Community Team

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Marty_M
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Re: Readynas 212 upgrade

Hello Nisheel,
 
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The Netgear community looks forward to hearing from you and being a helpful resource in the future!

 

Regards,
Marty_M
NETGEAR Community Team

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