"backup" software that connects to another PC (not dropbox)

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  1. 7960

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    I have an office but I want to do offsite backups. I remember playing around with software that created kind of a virtual directory on another PC on another network ........ anywhere else.

    I tried dropbox and it's cool, but I don't like that they're in the middle. This other software I tried just connected two PCs without anyone else in between.

    Anyone have any idea what software I can use for something like this?
     
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    rsync?
     
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    Are you just backing up files? How many? Normal, incremental or differential?
     
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    whatever. it's just a few files that aren't that big. any of the above would be ok.
     
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    thanks

    I don't think that's it. When I played around with it I remember loading software on two PCs. The software connected a directory on the PCs and allowed me to drop something in one and it showed up on the other. I know I can use remote connect to do that but that wasn't it.

    I guess I have some hardcore googling to do tomorrow.
     
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    There's also a program called SyncBack that will do this I think. I use it to back up to FTP.
     
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    You can use robocopy for a quick and dirty backup/mirroring of files. You can also you DFS if you want real time chages. This assumes we're talking about a domain with different subnets
     
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    I have syncback. It'll back up to a network drive but it won't create the network connection. THAT is what I'm looking for.



    Maybe I haven't been clear. There's an office with a PC. There's a home with a PC. I believe both are using comcast as their ISP but I'm not 100% sure. I want the PC in the office to back up files to the PC in the home, and I want the PC in the home to be able to back up files to the PC in the office.
     
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    This could be done quite easily via FTP...
     
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    ViceVersa Pro.
     
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    Beyond Compare?

    you're probably going to want something better than syncing two directories though if you are actually using this for backups because any sync program will also sync fuckups and corruption.

    how much does Backup Exec cost? you can do remote backups and i think you can create a local file instead of a tape drive. you won't be able to just browse the files on the other system, but can usually restore wherever you want.
     
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    I hate to harp... but this is what is known as a 'solved problem.'

    http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650

    rsync is the standard way to do what you want, and its not hard.
     

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