My own online data backup service question

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by Heeter, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Hey all,

    I was thinking about starting this up for my existing clients. Where their servers connect to my servers and their data backs up onto my servers encryptically, on schedule. Two of my clients have expressed interest in using this service.

    My question is: What tools do I need to make this work? I would need something that would install on thier end to run the schedule and connect to my server, and build up the database to send to me, I guess overwriting the existing backup they have.

    And on my end, I would need to figure out how to encrypt the data so no one has access to it here.

    I would really be interested in setting this thing up. A google search turned up a few of these services online on a per month fee.

    Any got any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    FTP, SFTP, Rsync, NFS, SFS, HTTPS WebDav

    it all really depends on the backup software you are using which fits the best.
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    If this was left up to you, what would you put together for a clientside and then for your side?

    Just trying to get some ideas.

    Both ends would be using Windows XP or Win2003

    Thanks again,

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2007
  4. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

    acronis true image server can do this, i remotley backup many clients data's this way on schedule either files only, or full/incremental images... only bad point is as far as i can see is it doesnt support SSL/TLS ftp servers..

    but you can get around this using stunnel

    so clientside, raidenftpd (amazing secure ftp with remote admin functions)
    serverside - acronis true image server & stunnel & truecrypt
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  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Wow, Thanks _kC_

    Will look into that right away. Acronis does incremental too!!!! Thanks, for the heads up.