From: Will Dobbins <zanthor@gm...> - 2005-04-25 12:17:51
I'm looking at BackupPC as a solution for our enterprise backup
problems. We are a rather unique company with locations and PC Assets
in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, UK, France and
assorted smaller locations so I'm faced with a large disparity of
bandwidth available to our locations to use for backups. All said and
done we have approximately 300 assets that need backed up running some
variant of Windows, and a handfull of Linux machines.
One major issue is our Australia location is charged for bandwidth so
I'd be interested to know how much actual data traffic is generated by
BackupPC after the initial pool is generated. For example if a 3GB
backup is made and then no files change how much traffic is generated
to determine this?
Along those same lines, has anyone used BackupPC in a 56K connected
VPN environment? We have some users that are remote and only have
dial up connections available to them. Ideally we need these users
backed up to our server as well. In most cases we can do an initial
backup in our central office and then only incremental backups need to
be done on the low bandwidth connection. (Again this brings up the how
much bandwidth is actually used question.)
The last question I have is would it be best to have localized backup
servers for each location, or would BackupPC handle having one server
in our main office that pulled in data from all our machines?
Many thanks in advance,
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