Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Windows File Sharing over WAN

Posted on 2011-02-28
7
Medium Priority
?
662 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi there,

Recently we were hit by an earthquake, our local office has been destroyed. We have now setup our file system with a hosting company on a dedicated server and I am looking into secure but easy access. Currently we have users Ftping files up. This works but its not so easy for the admin/sales people we have, also its slow.
I contemplated opening 139 and just mapping network drives a la local setting. However this is very insecure and a security threat. Unfortunately we don't have static IP's so can't lock down via IP.

Any ideas would be great.

Cheers
0
Comment
Question by:lemonville
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:tjdabomb
ID: 35003212
need more information as to the daily/hourly file traffic type you need to offer.  what do your users need??
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:kevinhsieh
ID: 35003284
How about Remote Desktop Services? Users can logon, open files with appropriate software, and you can even copy/paste files. No drag and drop, though. You also have 120 days before you need to have licenses.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:lemonville
ID: 35003331
The amount of data is about 1TB, file size from 1KB to 10MB.

Traffic is probably 100MB an hour on average the bandwidth is 50Mbit. But most user connections would be 512Kb-2Mbit.

RDP services is not preferred, not a bad method/idea though.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Draxonic earned 2000 total points
ID: 35003343
What about WebDAV? Set up the server with WebDAV and the users can map drives to the URL. It will still require them to authenticate, uses SSL, is reasonably secure and is simply a mapped drive to the end user.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Draxonic
ID: 35003346
I'm not a particularly religious person, but my prayers are with the people of Christchurch by the way.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:kevinhsieh
ID: 35003361
Are you just trying to get your files loaded back to a central location? If your server is hosted, how about a cloud storage provider? This type of stuff is their business.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:lemonville
ID: 35022666
Thanks a lot for the assistance. Cloud is an option, but data is expensive here.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud  (http://www.concertocloud.com/about/in-the-news/2017/02/0…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …

972 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question