We've had a remote office with 3 computers sending their continuous incremental ShadowProtect images back to the home office over VPN by pointing to the server for the destination of the image files. This is not putting the images on a local drive then using image manager or some other method to send the files across the VPN.
All 3 machines have worked fine for months. Now 2 of the machines are very finicky.
Some things I have noticed is that these 2 machine say it will take 2 - 3 days to do the incremental image and at some point over the weekend there must be a blip or connection issue and the image fails. Even when only 1 of them is sending the file at a time, with utilization for the job set to 100%.
some questions I'd like to ask
Does anyone do imaging that way? Or do you always create an image to a local drive first then send that image offsite?
Is there any way to see what the incremental file size will be ahead of completing that imaging? Or what is in the file to see why some machines are wanting to make much larger images? At first I thought I could look to see what files were created or changed since the last imaging,but that would only be a partial picture. If defrag is totally jumbling the hard drive, that would be a source of much change for files that haven't changed.