Remote Backup on USB?

I currently have 15 users who work remotely on laptops that seldom, if ever, actually connect to the network. I currently have no company standard regarding optaining a backup on these computers. These users do keep user manuals, diagrams, but mostly lilghtly sensitive documents that are on company servers. Most users utilize DLS, a few has dial-up. I am wanting backups in the event of a harddrive crash a restore can be achieved and they return to their current state quickly and easily. I am looking at the possiblity of getting each user a portable drive and the user running Windows Backup. Cost being a VERY important factor, I have also looked at the option of Offsite backup storage. So now all of that to ask this . . . . Is there a down side to storing a Windows Backup on an approriate flash drive? (i.e. 16GB) The average backups within the company are 6 - 10GB. Would you suggest a more appropriate method that would be VERY user friendly as we are speaking of mechanical minded users not technical users.

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Do they ever work on the lan? or use vpn ?
BigGuy08Author Commented:
Very Seldom. They do utilize VPN, though I concerned about the job timing out due to connectivity speed.
So your options are:

script backup to USB
ntbackup to USB
Windows Offline Sync to Network Share
Send some money, get 3G cards
FTP Server Upload Backup.

I think you should do a ntbackup to USB

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BigGuy08Author Commented:
Thanks, you reinforced my thoughts and provided me a leg to stand on.
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