I have been pulling my hair out trying to implement a remote backup solution for my Windows server on very limited resources. My off-site storage is a NAS drive that only has FTP capabilities, not SFTP or SSH, so I also require something that will encrypt the files as it transfers them over the Internet. There is not much of a budget for software, and most of the standard server backup solutions run in the hundreds of dollars. So far all of the cheap solutions that I have tested are unreliable or just don't work at all. So far, the closest I have gotten has been Ace Backup 3, but I have been unsuccessful in getting it to backup all of my files properly. Can anyone recommend a solution that would:
- Perform nightly incremental backups to FTP
- Compress and encrypt files for transfer
- Send e-mail notifications
- Be reliable and provide a method for verifying the backups
- Cost under $100
This is driving me nuts, and I would love to have it off of my plate! Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.