Picked up a topic in one of the last MPU episodes of syncing Dropbox with a Synology NAS. This intrigued me as I am looking for ways to get the Dropbox app off my computer. It is way too resource hungry and also I cannot opt-out on functionality/Intrusion I don’t want.
I can’t let go of Dropbox altogether as I have many shared folders for work and hobbies that I cannot conveniently recreate in an alternative solution.
So here is what I would like to do:
Use Synology Cloudsync to synchronise Dropbox with NAS and use Synology Drive to map that Dropbox shared folder on my NAS.
This way I can keep Dropbox as a service, but don’t need the app installed on my computer. At the same time, all files I put in the folders will sync to NAS and Dropbox and I can use it both at home as well as on-the-go in real-time. Synology Drive will also give me an extra file management option on the iPad.
Think this will work, though can imagine some app sync functionality (Airmail, Devonthink, Keyboard Maestro, Hazel, Alfred) to be impacted.
Anyone runs this setup successfully? Any other risks or pitfalls that I will encounter?