I have been looking online for solutions to backup our remote user base, and would like to get some additional opinions on products/solutions that you may have used.
We have 25-30 remote users who will very rarely if ever VPN back to our internal LAN. All users run Win XP, and have a home office with a broadband connection. Each user has roughly 5-10GB of data (Office docs, pictures, Outlook Archive PST's). The users do connect to our internal services (SharePoint, Exchange, Web Services) however these services are all transported over http(s). All equipment covered is part of our domain. We currently use disk mirroring/snapshot's on our servers, and Backup Exec for backup.
I'm looking for a solution that needs zero user intervention to backup the data. Solution can be on or off our network. If the data resides of our network, data must be encrypted before transit, and rest on the target machine in an encrypted format. Restore can involve someone from IT. Cost is a requirement, however I do not have a define cost requirement other than inexpensive.
My Favorite Thus Far
I have been testing using Duplicati with S3, and have been impressed thus far. I'm a bit concerned however with how the S3 secret key is stored (SQLLite DB in cleartext).
- What are your thoughts on how the S3 secret key is stored. Is this a legitimate concern?
- What other services/procedures have you used to backup remote user data without using a VPN connection?
Thanks in advance!