I'm confused regarding what options I have to be able to keep working on my work computer.
According to DiskSweeper, this is how my 500GB disk space is used:
Besides from things that cannot be backed up (applications, library, system...) most of the data is my working files.
In my workflow as a designer, I often open old projects for insight or to reuse previous assets.
If I made a hard drive copy and then deleted it from my laptop, I'd have to plug the hard drive in every time I need to consult an old project or do a search, and I'd have to know exactly what I recently modified each time I want to do a backup.
If I made a Cloud copy and then deleted from my laptop, I'd often have to download very large files just to get previews of large files or videos (for example Backblaze doesn't offer file thumbnails).
If I used Time Machine, then got rid of the files on my HD, some of the oldest versions would disappear after a while when Time Machine runs out of space or notices I deleted them from my HD.
Are there other options out there that are not too complicated, and would allow me to have a full copy of my work as accessible as possible, but not hosted on my computer's HD?