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need advice on how to backup remote users laptops to our server via VPN

Posted on 2013-01-21
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Hi, I have 30 odd users that have no form of backup if the laptop gets stolen. I was thinking of providing these users with a backup folder in the mydocs folder to start with.
I have some experience with using group policies and roaming profiles to do a form of folder sync. But in the past, users who have massive of itunes, etc. would take ages to sync over a VPN.
Ideally, I want the users to copy what ever files they need into the backup folder.
Can you recommend a solution that may not take up to much bandwidth, but would be fully automatted.
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This is how I roll:

http://mozy.com/pro/
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I was sort of after more of a free solution using folder sync's and stuff.
Mozy is quite cheap for what i need as an option, thanks.
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There is no free solution that will compete with mozy.  

You could use offline files over VPN, but that would require joining the remote machines to your domain.
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the remote machines are already on the domain., I was just wondering if there was any other windows solution
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very good, thanks
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