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New Network Using Mac

I am moving into a new house and I want to set up my own network with backup storage. The following is what I want to accomplish.

- iMac for daily home computing (already own).

- Mini Mac (???) to use to access the internet media for TV and possibly double as a server. I normally stream movies from Netflix and other services.

- Ability to automatically back up iMac, and other Apple computers to two mirrored external hard drives (need to purchase). I have a safe fireproof place for these hard drives and don't want off site storage.

Please tell me what I need for hardware and software to make this happen. I have CAT5e run to every location and would like to keep the computer away from the TV if possible. I have a blank sheet of paper and want to do it right the first time.

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So why not Time Machine?

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You may want to consider AppleTV too.

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Does a great job of streaming internet media directly into the TV via HDMI


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