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Backup Exec 2010 R2 - Desktop Laptop Option - Second Storage Location (WAN SITE?)

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Hi All,

Just looking for a little bit of insight into this.

I'm building up the network infrastructure for a small branch office of my company, they have a DC that is also their file server, the files will be synced via DFS to the main site here with a nightly backup for added safety.  For the day to day changes the server will use shadow copy twice a day to allow the user to restore a file to a point in time.

The branch office consists of 5 users, 3 laptop users and 2 desktop users.  Desktop users I redirect their home drive to a storage location on the network which is then replicated over the wan as part of the replicated file structure.

I've been looking at using Backup Exec 2010 R2 DLO on my local laptops, so I have setup a storage location on the SAN, installed the agent on my laptop for testing, and so far so good.

What I am wondering is if I setup a storage location to a location on the Remote site file server, and point the remote clients to backup to that location, will there be a ton of traffic over the WAN back to the BEX media server here?

Would I be better off purchasing another complete backup exec license and installing it local?
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If I understand correctly, your media servers sits in one location and the remote desktops sit over the WAN. If you map a folder from your media server to the remote location, all traffic will flow over your WAN twice. The media server will pull it, then push it to the disk. Personally, I think you would do better, performance wise, to purchase BE for that location and install another media server in that office.
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Thanks barnhardt! That is what I was wondering, I wasn't sure if the files flowed direct from the agent to the storage location or if it flowed through the media server.  The BEX documentation wasn't too clear.  
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