Having chosen NAS over cloud backup I now need help with the finer detail of my nas setup. My Mac has relatively small SSD so wherever possible I want data stored on my nas. I do a lot of video work hence huge data load. Everything is in my office so a prefer to cable between devices rather than wifi or cloud connections. I am ontop of Synology Drive Client which I am using in conjunction with Time Machine. Initially I would have used only Time Machine because I’ve been using it fir years and it’s saved my bacon big time, but I could not get it to backup my 1TB ext-SSD connected to my Mac. I could see it but it was greyed out. So I got around this issue by using Synology Drive Client in conjunction with Time Machine.
I’d like to read how you’ve configured (using cable) all your various Apple devices to either back-up or sync to your nas.