I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a 4-bay NAS with AFP/TimeMachine support and the ability for me to install s3cmd (a utility for simple S3 syncing).

The reason I ask is simple: just having a back up at home isn't good enough. I've used Dropbox for a while now but since we've got a number of machines my ultimate aim is to back them up to a NAS and for that NAS to sync with S3 a few times a day so we'd have a remote version.

closed as off topic by bmike Apr 21 '13 at 11:49

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  • Hardware shopping questions are off topic. If you wanted to edit this to be about how to evaluate any NAS for compatibility with s3cmd at might be fine to reopen. – bmike Apr 21 '13 at 11:50

Synology has a few solutions. Their products are reliable and affordable.

There are multiple applications you can install in a few clicks but for S3 backups you will have to go the manual way.

  • I second this advice. I have one (single bay) and I'm very happy with it. I also backup offsite on S3 but manually. – LudoMC Dec 18 '11 at 19:43

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