Replace Time Capsule
Looking for a near-future router and backup replacement for a 2TB Time Capsule for use in a smallish 1590 sq ft two-story house on 1/12 acre. What do you suggest?
If you have only one Mac to backup, you ought to consider dropping the wifi backups, and get a USB3 external drive, plug it in, and use something like CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.
I finally moved from a 2Tb Time Capsule to a two-bay Synology about six months ago. I installed two 4Tb HDDs, in a mirrored RAID. I only use this NAS for my backups, and run Carbon Copy Cloner on both my MacBook Pro (500 GB SSD, plus a 256 GB flash drive that lives full time in my MBP) and my wife's iMac (1TB SSD). (I also keep TimeMachine running on the iMac, backing up to a 2Tb HDD attached via USB).
So far, it's been rock solid.
Note that, since the NAS is not direct-connected to either Mac, the backups are not full clones and are not bootable. I have used such backups in the past, though, and don't find this to be a deal breaker.