Offsite backup solution

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
I have an exchange server and my data server backing up all my data every night.  I also have a server at another office doing nothing.  I would like to send my backups there every night.  I used Hamachi to create a simple vpn connection and I can browse the network fine.  Does anyone have a software package that can do a backup over the internet to my other server so I can have my own offsite backup of my servers without paying a service to do it for me.
Question by:Deatherage
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    Accepted Solution

    You should be able to use your existing backup solution.  Now that you have a site to site VPN the other office is essentially on your network.  Only problem is do you have enough bandwith to do it in a timely fashion.

    Author Comment

    The thing is......  I am using microsofts windows backup to do my backups because this client did not want to buy veritas and its failing over the wire.  I recall some time back a backup program that has an offsite option where I point it to an ftp server or something.  I cannot recall I was hoping someone knew
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you know why NTBACKUP is failing to write data over the network?

    My reason for asking is if this is failing, it is likely that any other application writing large files over the VPNlink will also encounter problems and fail in a similar fashion. I don't mean to put down the work you have done in setting up the VPN link in the first place, but by nature, these are unstable connections and it may be that the connection is dropping (even briefly), forcing each end to renegotiate the connection and cutting off any current activity in the process.

    In any case, it is something that should be considered and monitored.


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