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Remote hard drive for backup with network interface card

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I may be missing something funsdamental, but is it possible to have a hardrive situated remotely (by TCP/IP) to a server? I'm looking for a way to backup a Windows server to a hard drive in a separate building without having to reply on a PC to control it.

Like I said, could be missing something obvious but it seems like a good idea at the moment.....!

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yes.. they are called NAS or SAN devices.. and are relatively inexpensive..

Linksys sell an entry level NAS (the NAS200) with RAID capabilities (mirroring or spanning) which is GUI managed and allows you to remote mount the Hard Discs via SMB.. eg .. "net use f: //<IP of device>/filesystem"

there are quite a few of these types of units out there..
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Yes,

Depending on your budget

NDAS DISK (low cost)(low performance)

an ISCSI appliance

You also NAS aplliance (but this work as a pc)
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Great, another example of me inventing something that already exists! Thanks.
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