A simpler and more correct to organize a home backup?

3 years ago I made a "backup server" from an old laptop with two terabyte screws with the arch on the Board. Used to backup from your home PC, laptop, two androids and a desktop PC. All acapellas in semi-automatic mode. On computers folders need to be copied across a network, androids synchronized with the application folderSync. Without arbitrary or schedule, when I remembered, then did. On average 3-4 times per month. The laptop was old and slow, wifi is also not smart (NETGEAR 54 MB). A year ago on the "server" got the liquid and it was Kristal to work. The data remained intact. And here already the whole year of living without backups on your own risk.

In this regard, I ask advice from the community. What to use for a backup server? Laptop, PC, NAS? Can particular model.
In addition I want maximum automation to backups was done in a timely manner to respicio. Not be amiss to use the server for file sharing over the network (DLNA or something like that).
June 14th 19 at 20:37
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June 14th 19 at 20:39
A lot of different solutions to the same.
Can use free Duplicati (alternatives), and can buy Acronis True Image (alternatives).
Depends on the task.
Where to bakaritza (Protocol) is also dealt with in various ways. You can Bakaritsa sftp, samba, nfs, ftp that you prefer and fits better. Where to bakaritza (point of destination) depends on different factors. You can get to the router external hard drive, you can assemble a home server, you can buy a NAS. All have their pros-cons and price ranges.
A duplicate and Akronis similar in description. Acronis for Windows and Mac, I don't have.
Yet more suggest to put a separate NAS with a built-in need FOR. It is necessary to read reviews - Mack commented on June 14th 19 at 20:42
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A duplicate and Akronis similar in description.

First bekapit files. Second bekapit files, partitions, disks (depending on configuration). The first one has a few more options for offloading backups (up to the Glacier/Nearline). The second is better suited for the variant "fire and forget", but as you already said - only Windows/Mac OS X/Android/iOS (but still bekapit data from SMARTS).
Typically, these NAS's integrated with proprietary solutions, which are tied to Windows or Mac OS X. Personally, my choice was self-assembled home server. This gives greater flexibility, though at the cost of great expenditure of time. - Justice.Nienow commented on June 14th 19 at 20:45
look at syncthing - jettie19 commented on June 14th 19 at 20:48
I would first iron to decide :-) - Mack commented on June 14th 19 at 20:51
, Syncthing is about synchronization, not about backups. Besides, compared to competitive solutions, usability is lame. - Justice.Nienow commented on June 14th 19 at 20:54
if you have "extra" computers, it is more convenient to distribute copies of data on them than to make a backup. Of course, if you need a complete disk image, that's the kind of synchronization will not work, but then, if the equipment allows, it is more convenient to use a distributed FS(or sync snapshots), backup will only need to pay for offline content protection(could ruin) - jettie19 commented on June 14th 19 at 20:57
In bekapai still need versioning. In Syncthing is not particularly convenient to take out the "20 thousand files a week ago." - Justice.Nienow commented on June 14th 19 at 21:00
there is https://docs.syncthing.net/users/versioning.html but not very convenient. In addition, there is a block deduplication(though this is more a question of FS), but it works - jettie19 commented on June 14th 19 at 21:03
Well , as I said, it works fine for one file. But to remove a bunch of files a week old already, you are unlikely to just can. - Justice.Nienow commented on June 14th 19 at 21:06
June 14th 19 at 20:41
HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen10
Does not currently work on the BSD system, so linux (there are "official" distro for this server - ClearOS with intutitive control panel) with owncloud to sync files from all your devices and access media files over the network.
Better 9 series to take, if we have the opportunity. - Mack commented on June 14th 19 at 20:44
does not exist :)
You probably meant Gen8. I can not definitely say that it will be better, cheaper or faster. - Justice.Nienow commented on June 14th 19 at 20:47
Unfortunately, beyond the budget three times. About Owncloud just today read an interesting solution. - jettie19 commented on June 14th 19 at 20:50

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