New user/casual iphone photo taker – got a few basic questions.
- My photos (and now Photostructure library) are stored on a Synology NAS (ds920+). I considered installing the docker version, but I’m just not smart enough to figure it out. So I’m running it on an always-on Windows PC with the applicable NAS drives mapped to the PC. Seems to be working OK – is there any reason I shouldn’t stick with this configuration?
[edit - any potential that a native synology app will be released, to eliminate the need to use Docker for noobs like me?]
[edit 2: …or maybe a Docker image on LinuxServer.io? (not that I know what I’m talking about, since I’ve not used Docker at all, but this approach looks a little simpler]
Like many, I have (had) a bunch of photos stored in various locations. I actually used the beta version of Photostructure last year to consolidate them into a library (about 150,000 assets), which I’m now using with the current version. These days, all of my wife’s and my photos are taken (or obtained via text or airdrop or whatever) with iDevices. I’m a MS 365 subscriber, so I have the OneDrive app installed on our devices, configured to automatically upload photos to the OneDrive camera roll. I am then using CloudSync on the NAS to maintain NAS copies of our OneDrive accounts, which are backed up daily to the cloud (Backblaze via HyperBackup). Photostructure is monitoring the OneDrive folders on the NAS to pull in new photos to the library, which is then backed to Backblaze in the same way. There is some duplication between the OneDrive folders and the Photostructure library, but I have plenty of space on the NAS, and the Hyperbackup/Backblaze backup is deduplicated so I’m not paying extra. Does this seem like a legit way to maintain/protect my photo archive?
The way I’ve got PhotoStructure configured (see previous paragraph), I’m not really using the library for anything except to maintain an organized master archive, with bitrot protection, that is backed up to the cloud every day. While this is important, I feel like I’m not really getting max benefit from my subscription. Is there some functionality in my use case that I’m missing?
Thanks in advance for any comments or suggestions.