I realised recently that all I use my 2015 MacBook Air for is syncing my Google Drive files so that I can back them up via Time Machine. I can accomplish absolutely everything else on my iPad Air. It just seems a bit silly having a MBA just for syncing files once every week or so. It got me thinking that I could replace the MBA with an iPad Pro. The one thing holding me back is how I would go about backing up my Google Drive files? It's no good just having the files on Google Drive without having a backup of them as well. One option I thought of was to have a cheap/old laptop that I could fire up occasionally in order to sync with Google Drive for subsequent backup to an external hard drive. Has anyone else gone down this route?