logmeinpro...does it have the capability to send me a work file to my home pc?

A user is working on his database. He has three daily backups. One, he burns the database to a DVD. Takes it home. 2nd, he backs the database up to a second internal hard drive. Third, he uses logmein or some program to send the database to his home pc. I have not used logmeinpro or  another program  to do this, send a large file automatically to another pc. Difficult? The database is about 400 megs and their upload speed on dsl is 1 mbps. Is there another product that does the same thing. Do I need a cloud backup?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Logmeinpro supports file transfers.  Otherwise you can use something like dropbox.

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
No, it's not difficult, and LogMeIn Pro can do it, but it's not a free product (the free version, LogMeIn Free, cannot do file transfers). You may want to look at Cubby, also from the LogMeIn folks:

It is free for 5GB and can handle large files (up to 2GB each). Of course, this isn't a direct transfer to the other PC. It would go from the work PC to the Cubby cloud and then from the Cubby cloud down to the home PC. In this respect, it is like many of the other cloud services out there – Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Sugarsync, etc. Scroll down here and you'll see a comparison matrix with many of the cloud services. Regards, Joe
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
Amazon Glacier cloud storage is really cheap. $0.01/gig a month.

I would also check out this for cloud backups: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/
A 400MB file would take about 54 minutes to upload on a 1Mbps connection (assuming optimum speeds).

A cloud backup may be preferable. In addition to it being a third location for the file (assuming the user still takes home a DVD), most online backup services only upload the changes to the file since the last upload, so the upload would be much quicker than transferring the whole file to their home PC every night.

Crashplan offers both cloud backup as well as an automated way to backup to a remote computer. You have to setup Crashplan on both PCs, but once they are the backups can happen automatically. Backing up to another PC is free, while the cloud backup service is a monthly fee. Crashplan can even automate backing up to the local external drive.
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPDesigner and DeveloperCommented:
Also see: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/amazon-glacier-tools.aspx

The database is about 400 megs

I forgot to mention that you can compress database into a ZIP and backup only the zip file. That could easily reduce the file size by 60%-90%.

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