I have multiple computers at my house and an external HD connected to my router. I have set up my external HD as a network drive to store all of my files in one place creating one Documents, photos etc folders. I know I can set it up to where it backs up these folders from my computers to the HD, but I want one central place to access individual files. I do not subscribe to any cloud services, so I do not have any cloud space big enough for all of my files. Is what I am doing the best set up? I just don't want to have multiple folders on different drives, and want to access the same things on all computers/devices. Also, I was wondering if I could create a backup of my HD to store on each device in case something happens to my external I can restore it from one of the computers. The backup can be just a back up restore point, and not individual files (Sorry I know that is not the technical term I am looking for, but I don't know how else to describe what my aim is).
Edited by hamluis, 03 March 2018 - 01:44 PM.
Moved from Networking to Backup - Hamluis.