Does anyone know of a good, open source product or very reasonably priced product that can be used as an alternative to DFS?
I have a customer with 500gb of data that we want to sync up on a nightly basis, so that if the main site ever goes down, their branch site can stay operational.
So far we've done it the old fashioned way. Bought a 2TB USB attached drive that's MAILED back and forth. However, this only gives us a weekly file sync and we'd like it to be over the Internet. The amount of data which is updated daily is typically 1gb or less, but for the sake of having additional capacity, let's say we want to copy up to 5gb across the Internet from the Main Site to the Branch Site. There is no VPN between the two locations and the uplink at the Main Site is 1-3 megabits (DSL) and the Branch Site is also in the 1-5 megabits (Cable Internet). We've thought about doing something like FileZilla and setting up a secure FTP / SCP site and then using WINSCP to run a script to back up modified files, but from reading about it, it doesn't appear to be the best solution. Duplicati was something else we've kind of looked in to, but it does actual backups and we want to do the backup from Main to Branch and then restore the changed files to the Branch location. Seems like a two step process that we'd like to avoid if at all possible.
Thanks in advance :-)