Hi all, I currently have and use a 2012 mini (El Capitan, i7, 1tb fusion, 16gb RAM) and I have realised my current needs will be better served by a laptop computer so I am considering purchasing a MBP. However, my data storage requirements are quite high but I wouldn't want to spend much more than for a 256 SSD model. Data is mainly music files, as in uncompressed large .waw files (I am a musician) and loads of photos (once again, mainly uncompressed raw files). Currently I have 2x3tb external disks attached to the mini, one for some of the the data and one for TM. Is there a way I can effectively use the mini as a "server" so to speak to achieve the following: - access data files stored on the mini fusion drive and the external disks (I am already doing this from my iPad but the transfer speeds are very slow) - use the Mini TM disk as a TM for the MBP? - ideally seeing and using the mini storage in the same way I use Dropbox or OneDrive. I.e. Mostly have remote access, but also being able to decide with files should be replicated to local storage in a seamless, automated way. This last point is rathe important as it would allow me to work on set of files locally at SSD speed, but at the same time have these replicated onto the Mini (server) storage and backups. Thanks for your help. --- Post Merged, Jun 9, 2016 --- I have just noticed the OSX server part of the forum, which might have been a better location for this post. Perhaps a mod could move it there? Also, I have found out about OwnCloud which seem to offer (on paper) all the functionality I am looking for. Does anyone know if I can configure OwnCloud so that it can be accessed only from within the local network?