Question about cloning a Drobo to a disk station
I just bought a new DS218+ with 2 iron wolf 10TB drives to improve my back up.
Here is my existing back up strategy: I have a Drobo 5n (pretty old) that I have lots of files on, I also have partitions for Time machine backups that are done daily and also I have a couple of 10TB bare drives in cradles that have a time machine backup and CCC copying to when I plug my laptop in. I also have files on google drive and dropbox. If the Drobo died I pretty much could recover in time but it would take awhile.
I also suspect my Drobo has issues. Rsync works but I really don't know if everything down to every file is copied over. Direct finder copying takes forever and is pretty janky with a DROBO. I did rsync -arvu (I actually tried various incantations) from the macOS terminal. I think I have most files over but I am not sure.
My question is: Is there a better way to do this? Can I run rsync on the Synology so that my Mac is not part of the equation? What about carbon copy cloner?. Can I clone from my Drobo to the Synology?
Is there a primer on what is the best way to set up my Synology DS218+. What apps? I am using a disk station. Ideally I would like to have one disk with all my working files that I do not want on my Mac and I can get over the web and to hold all my media. I would use the other DS drive for backup of the files. Once I have everything of the ds218+ then I want to use wipe the Drobo and use it to clone drives to, have time machine backups of all our laptops and have a backup or clone of the DS218+
Would love comments answered or suggestions....