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How do I implement offsite backup

Posted on 2009-02-17
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I need to backup 20-30 GB of Data (documents) from office to president's home office. (may be weekly). I thought of using 2 of ASA 5505 and creating a site to site tunnel and having an external hard drive at his home. The external hard drive will have an ethernet port to connect to ASA 5505. I have Arcserve running on the server to backup on the tape drive. Server is ofcourse located in the office. I thought of using Arcserve to backup on the external HDD which in his home.

Will this solution work for me? Is there any better solution? Can you suggest a reliable hdd option. Your help is highly appreciated. Thx
Question by:usuthan

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Dirtpatch-Jenkins earned 672 total points
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What is your connection speed?

Does the president need to access the files from his home office?

Is this something you will have to implement weekly or will the president be initiating the back up?
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simsjrg earned 336 total points
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Rather than doing a backup over a WAN connection maybe you should replicate/sync... this way you can do the initial sync at the office then send the drive home to him and only sync the deltas after the fact. The ASA's are a great idea for the secure connection as for the software goodsync works well for me. This way the president can modify a file at home and have it be the same in the office and vice versa.


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by:Sai Prasad Kinnera
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High availability does look good in your scenario, data modified at one location can be changed at another but this needs a new server and has to be over WAN, as you already have arcserve go with ca xosoft which gives you feasibilty to perform the backup over replica.

you can still use arcserve as the drive will be in network( tunneling as suggested) and perform the backups to tape however the throughput will be very slow.

hope this helps
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Bell's Home Internet. I would say 1 MB.

He does not have to access from home. I thought of having an external hard drive than a server at home. Its for a 10 user office and he may not invest a server to synch from office.

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Dirtpatch-Jenkins earned 672 total points
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id just get a 32 gig flash card , back up the files,, then slip the card in his pocket when he was leaving.

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by:Sai Prasad Kinnera
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as jenkins suggested you can certainly get a flash drive and perform the data copy or perform backups to it, as i previously suggested going for a different server for high availability would need investment.

hope this answers ur question

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