Where is it save to save a photo library? Requirements for the external hard drive

Apple support documents have been somewhat vague about the requirements for a player welcome photo library.

It is not yet clear if Photos can run a file system, is not HFS +: this restriction is mentioned only for the system of libraries of Photos, which syncs with iCloud (https://help.apple.com/photos/mac/1.0/?lang=en#/pht211de786)

By default, your system library is stored in the folder of images on your Mac, but you can move it to another location on your Mac, or store it on an external storage device. However, to use iCloud services, the external storage device must be formatted using the format Mac OS extended (journaled), also known as HFS +.

But it is experiences during the migration of libraries, that Photos cannot migrate libraries iPhoto or Aperture libraries to a photo library, if is not filesystem HFS +.  It will try to create the library migrated on the system drive instead (probably because he can't create links hard disk) and generally not running out of storage.

Apple less did today, confirmed that he is not sure store of the photo library in a synchronized cloud storage, see: update to iPhoto to Photos for OS X - Apple support

If you store your photo library in a place that is part of a Cloud Computing service (for example, Dropbox, box or Google Drive), your library might be damaged by the synchronization process. So, you might lose photos.

To see your photos on all your devices, you can use iCloud photo library. To back up your library, you can use Time Machine.

I still have not found supporting documentation, that clearly indicates if a library of Photos can be stored on a NAS. If it cannot be used as a library of Photos of system.  For the opening of libraries or libraries of iPhoto, the recommendation of Apple was clear: use locally mounted volumes extended, Mac OS X for your Aperture library

Does anyone found a similar document for the Photos?

Is it possible to store original files referenced on iCloud by car or in a box?

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