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Remote storage


geesh2004

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Hi, I run a small business from home, the office however is not attached to the house and I am worried that in the event of a burglary or fire, all my data which is currently stored on a USB HDD in the office, will be lost. The business phone lines, including broadband come directly into the office. I want to set up a 2Tb storage facility in the house which can serve both business and domestic needs. What will be the most cost effective way of doing this? Regards, Keith.

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mgmcc

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I'm not clear why you're storing all of your data in an external USB drive rather than in the PC itself. If you were to do that, you could use an imaging program (such as "Acronis True Image") to create a daily backup of the PC's entire hard drive in the external USB drive. The USB drive could then be physically moved into the house so that you have the data in both locations.

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geesh2004

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Hi mgmcc, it is an external USB drive, but I'm often away and would not necessarily remove the the drive to the house. What I would like is a wireless system so that I could run automatic backups for the office, whilst using it for music etc in the house. BR, Keith

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mgmcc

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If you have a PC in the house which can wirelessly access a router in the office, you could run a synchronisation program in order to have a copy of the work data in the house. I use Allway Sync to keep data in multiple computers sync'd.

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geesh2004

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Thanks mgmcc, but I need a lot of storage and don't want office stuff on the home PC.

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mgmcc

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OK, I don't know the answer. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can suggest a solution.

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Lazarus The 2nd

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Have a look at this to see if it's what you want,

LaCie 2TB Wireless Space NAS Ethernet / USB 2.0

Click here

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