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Can I copy a file from one computer to another via the internet?

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I have set up an MS Access application to automatically compress and create a backup copy of its backend database the first time it is launched each day. It works great BUT the backup is saved on the same hard drive in the same office as the main database. If the hard disk crashes or the premises are damaged then we've lost everything. We have another office at the other end of town. Is there a way I can set it up so that it copies the backup to the server at the other office instead of the same computer? I imagine I need to set up a VPN somehow.

I am not even sure where to pose this question so I am open to suggestions.
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How difficult is it to set up a VPN? At one site we have a server and a number of PC's working off it. At the other end we have two PC's sharing a few folders.

If I set up a VPN does the other network simply appear like any other networked dirve or is it more complicated than that to utilise.

It would be really great if we could set it up so that the second office had access to the other office server as if it were on the same network.
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Hi AlexPace, and thanks for the suggestion. That sounds like a really easy suggestion that provides a pretty safe backup mechanism, However is it safe to store a database on a web site? Is it not relatively easy for just about anyone to find a folder on a web site and copy it?
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Ok, thanks for the confirmation.

I still prefer the idea of setting up a VPN with the server and saving the file there. I am not sure, however, if it would be wise for me to leave the connection open 24/7 so that my backup could be saved at 3:00 AM when it is scheduled to occur. Maybe I should just zip it up and email it to myself, though I will run into problems when it starts growing.

I will give it a bit more thought and wait to see if there are any other suggestions come in before I close the question out.

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