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Backing up Windows PCs to a private remote NAS

John Atkinson
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My client owns a retail store with several PCs.  He would like to place a Synology NAS in his home and backup his store computers to that home NAS directly, across the Internet.

What is the way to accomplish this?   Or, what are the options I could explore, for accomplishing this?
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My recommendation would be to setup two routers and a site to site VPN with the store. Then use an application like Acronis True Image to backup the servers to the NAS device. But of course once you have the site to site VPN you can use virtually any backup application that you choose not just acronis.
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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VPN would be an best option but it take skills and equipment to setup it (I'm not talking about free software VPN)
If you don;t have Firewall in store with VPN support , then software VPN is your option.

Second option is HFT server.  ( https://www.rejetto.com/hfs/ )
It's very simple program that will setup small file server and if you'll add folder on home computer and select option Upload then from store you going to be able open server using regular browser any upload any file.

As a backup like ITguy565 said Acronics is good and you can also consider AOMEI Backuper Free
This is grate software that will allow create whole computer image in single file or if you wish you can split into smallest archives - then it will be much secure to upload them through internet

John AtkinsonIT Consultant


Thanks, Experts!  Now I have to figure out how to build a site to site VPN!