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SBS 2008 Backup to Offsite Server via Internet / VPN

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I have a SBS 2008 box running in my local office that I would like to backup to a dedicated backup server in our corporate office.

The server already performs a nightly incremental backup to multiple external drives. I would like to add this offsite backup in addition to that backup schedule.

The servers would be connected via VPN. The destination server can be any OS, though it is an ATOM 330 box with 2GB of Ram (Max) so that limits the choices a bit. No other services are required -- just to receive backups.

I understand that SBS 2008 Backup requires a dedicated drive and, as far as I know, cannot back up to a network share. I am looking for a workaround or low-cost software package that will perform this incremental backup via the VPN connection.

The amount of data to be backed up is around 700GB -- most of which does not change very often. As such, I do not want to be pushing that amount of data on a regular basis -- incremental is definitely the way to go. It should also backup Exchange and System State, as well, just as with the normal nightly backup.

Looking for any suggestions on accomplishing this. Thanks!
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