It’s interesting reading these, thanks! At home I’ve got a laptop (was unused) with a 2TB SSD that’s running Nextcloud via Docker (OS is Manjaro), and that holds all our family’s photos (Android and iOS devices). It’s closed all the time, but nice to have the screen+keyboard+touchpad whenever I need to do something in it that isn’t easily done via SSH.
I then have mini computer in the living room with another 2TB SSD which only takes backups from all the house laptops (excluding the server one), + select photos, to display them on an external display (as an expensive but not limited photo frame).
Finally, I take backups every few months to Proton Drive and an external 2TB SSD I’ve got, as kind of like “online + offline storage”.
Any important documents (invoices, contracts, etc.) I have in a DigitalOcean droplet, also running Nextcloud, because it uses up much less storage, and that’s synchronized to a couple of machines here locally, and also backed up daily via DigitalOcean.
I’m happy to elaborate on anything that’s unclear or that you’re just more curious about.