Sync large amounts of data over the internet

By jtbjustin ·
Hello everyone,
I have been looking around and I have been unable to find something to accomplish what I am looking for.

I work for a company that has two offices, on either side of the country, and I need to sync a directory with about 2TB of data between the two locations.

I have dedicated a Windows 2008 server in both offices to accomplish this, now I just need to find some software.

So, I need to keep 2TB of data in sync over the internet on Windows servers. I would also like to avoid monthly fees if possible.

I use Dropbox on my personal computer and that is a great product, however they do not offer enough storage capacity for my needs and the recurring fees are a bummer.

Thank you in advance for your help, I look forward to your response.

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Create a VPN between the 2 Servers

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Sync large amounts of dat ...

And use something like Active Sync to keep the data in Sync.

of course while this will work there is nothing that is going to stop the monthly Internet Provider Bills that I know of.


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Thank you!

by jtbjustin In reply to Create a VPN between the ...

Thank you for the reply!

I VPN would work! Thank you for that idea.

I am going to keep looking befor I break down and do that to see if there a service/software out there to do it without setting up the VPN.

And yes, I do pay for internet at both locations and I (unfortunately) know I will have to continue paying for that haha.

Thank you.

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Your Welcome

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thank you!

However if the data needs to be secure a VPN is the best way to go here.

It will stop others including other companies possibly having access to the data. That may or may not be important.


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Symantec Backup Exec

by robo_dev In reply to Sync large amounts of dat ...

Don't make the mistake of trying to use a consumer-grade backup solution when you need something that is Active-Directory aware and possibly database-aware.

Any solution can move the data, but the tricky part is getting the AD and database backups done properly.

Symantec BackupExec (formerly Veritas) is one solution, and there are similar enterprise-class solutions from EMC and others.

You might look into SAN hardware that can do disc-mirroring automatically over a WAN link. Systems from Hitachi or HP already do this.

Note that private data circuits are not as costly as they used to be, and if the data replication is the only thing on the link, you don't need a super-fast circuit.

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