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#1 Shadow Wizard

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:54 PM

I am looking for a freeware client/server style backup solution I can deploy over the internet.  I have looked at urbackup, and it seems perfect, except the files are not encrypted on the server computer.  I need a way to have those files encrypted on the server computer, so they can only be accessed by the password set on the client computer.

Basically what I am trying to do is set up a cloud backup service for my customers.  I ask in advance that everyone refrain from answers such as "Well, this backup service has a great re seller program, you should just use it" I am familiar with many of the already existing solutions, but I want to create my own.  

Thanks in advance.

 



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:00 PM

You might start by reading this recent thread on cloud backup.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/648851/using-onedrive-for-transferring-files-and-for-backups/


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

Try some programs with Backup options.

For example I always use Backup Maker It has two different modes  - Basic and Expert.


Edited by MarySteinberg, 29 June 2017 - 08:18 AM.


#4 Shadow Wizard

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:38 AM

 

I don't see how that thread answers my question even in the slightest.  Perhaps I am missing something you could point out?

 

Try some programs with Backup options.

For example I always use Backup Maker It has two different modes  - Basic and Expert.

It seems as though backup maker does offer the ability to transfer files to an FTP server, but still seems to lack a LOT of the functionality that urbackup has.  I could always as you suggest "try some programs with backup options" however the point of this thread is to get some suggestions instead of testing 100's of programs myself.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:46 PM

I guess it was your statements...

 

"I am looking for a freeware client/server style backup solution I can deploy over the internet."

 

"Basically what I am trying to do is set up a cloud backup service for my customers."

 

OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox (mentioned several times in the thread) are free cloud services (within limits) that offer backup (syncing) services.

 

Easy peasy.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

I guess it was your statements...

 

"I am looking for a freeware client/server style backup solution I can deploy over the internet."

 

"Basically what I am trying to do is set up a cloud backup service for my customers."

 

OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox (mentioned several times in the thread) are free cloud services (within limits) that offer backup (syncing) services.

 

Easy peasy.

Hmm I guess I should have been more specific.  What I am trying to do is set up a cloud backup service for my customers where they backup, over the internet,  to MY drives located in my store.  I just don't have the software solution available to do it, so I was hoping there was a freeware solution available.  Basically I install the server on my computer.  Install the client on my customers computer.  Give each customer a username/password, configure the client with the store's IP address and the username and password.  Monitor the backups from my store with the server, or a web front end.  Basically, exactly the same as urbackup, except with encryption.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:04 AM

I do not have experience with the following and I am not sure if this would suit your needs. Any questions can be answered by the Fog forum.

 

https://fogproject.org/

 

https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/4488/remote-imaging-will-fog-work/10






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