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Hi I have a client that want's to backup his office data to his home location.  He wants it to be encrypted in the transfer.  I guess a VPN would do just fine with that so I guess that is optional.  Question, is there software for this?

Thanks all.
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Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist

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Why not store stuff on OneDrive or a cloud service. That way data can be accessed from any location

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Great question Karen, he is one of those paranoid Dr.'s that thinks the web is out to get him.
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Least troublesome for him would be permanent VPN between office / home (Draytek routers), and have one Synology diskstation on EACH side. Store data on the disk, have the disk mirror each other (rsync). Let it run all automatically.

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KimPuter, that sounds good, maybee I can have a client vpn from his home to office, then use from his home backup a backup folder each night?

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It's better to have two routers have persistent site-to-site VPN running. Have rsync scheduled just after working hours. Less headache for you, always works for the customer
I said "Let it run all automatically." on purpose.

You changed the whole idea in one go: You just introduced a FEW manual actions done by the customer, meaning, a lot of extra phone calls (because every step will go wrong).

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Kimputer, no SyncToy has a command line function to sync, I have put it in a task scheduler and let it go, works great for backing up google drives and such.

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You forgot the user forgetting about the VPN client connecting, or turning his PC off before the scheduling. Depending on the backup data volume and type of data, SyncToy may be not very efficient (rsync is block level).

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ok cool.  thanks.