removable Freenas backup

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I recently built a Feenas fileserver for our small office. But now I need a way to backup all the files stored on it to a external USB hard drive that I take home every night.... Can anyone suggest a way to accomplish this? Should I just map the Freenas server to a XP computer and use Arconis or some comparable software? Any better suggetsion?
Question by:flyinace2
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    Turn on FreeNAS's rsync server and then use rsync (or deltacopy if your workstation is windows) to rsync the nas box to your USB drive.  I suggest rsync because that way you only have to pull the daily changes over the wire instead of the entire directory structure.  Much faster and not nearly as bandwidth intensive.
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