With Time Capsule discontinued, what's the best option for seamless network backups with Time Machine? Something that's out of mind, doesn't need babysitting and that can be trusted to work reliably when needed.
Some suggestions I've seen:
- External storage attached to a Mac computer with macOS Server.
- An AFP compatible NAS with the
- Time Capsule is still the best solution, and we're stuck with that until it becomes painfully out of date and unmaintained.
The dedicated Mac solution seems clunky: aside from the cost of a dedicated computer, the Mac is yet another thing that needs to be maintained, updated, etc. The AFP NAS solution seems best, but I want to make it can be relied upon (relevant question). Does a NAS work as seamlessly as I'm used to with Time Capsule? (e.g. no need to mount/unmount, etc.)
What are the other options?
It would also be nice if this solution supported APFS, given High Sierra's direction.