01-02-2012 08:35 PM
The user guide is very clear that I can setup one NAS 220 as a server, and the other NAS 220 as a client, when they are on the same network. That way, I can back-up one NAS to another NAS.
But what if I locate the primary NAS 220 in the office and the secondary NAS 220 in my house? Can they connect to each other over the Internet and perform differential back-ups?
I want the safety of two locations that are 15 miles apart (I'm in a hurricane area). And, I want faster access to the files at home when I work from home.
Right now, the Seagate Global Access feature has been a total disappointment. It's much faster for me to use logmein.com and access the office desktop computer remotely, go to the NAS, drag a file to upload and email the file to myself. Can you believe that? From my laptop at home, I'm accessing the desktop at the office over the internet, to access the NAS. That's three devices I'm having to access to do the work of one device. Sad to say, remote access is where my NAS 220 has been a complete failure because Seagate Global Access is so slow that it just isn't worth my time.
To me, the best scenario is automatic data mirroring between my office and home site. Even if the NAS 220 were to perform diffential back-up of its shares to a specific folder in my home laptop over the internet, I would be very happy.
01-03-2012 07:06 AM
Unfortunately, the units would need to be on the same network to be able to backup to each other.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns.
01-03-2012 08:25 AM
In that case, is it possible to at least a perform a differential back-up (or data synchronization) between my NAS 220, my office desktop computer and a USB flash drive? That way, I will have the exact same data mirrored onto the computer and onto the flash drive, and I can take the flash drive home to continue the work I'm doing. In my company of two and half people, I'm the only working from home so I know there is no danger of simultaneous opening of the same file.
I really need some kind of automated data synch even if it's not in absolute real time.
07-21-2012 01:12 PM
Sure you can. I have two NAS 220 drives (1TB), one at my office and the other is 30miles away at my datacenter.
I have a scheduled backup nightly between each other across a VPN tunnel on two separate networks.
NAS# 1 192.168.254.0/24
NAS# 2 192.168.254.1/24
Do you have a VPN tunnel setup between your locations?
07-23-2012 08:40 PM
You can also use Karen's tools to backup and replicate files between your locations. Download the file and setup your schedule but make sure you don't close the program just minimise it and it will work everytime.