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  • Question

  • Is there any way now or with a forthcoming release to continue backing computers while traveling as well as when "home"?  Backup works great on your home network, but is nonavailable while on extended trips.  This may be when backup is really needed most due to physical damage or lost/stolen notebooks.
    Monday, October 5, 2009 3:11 AM

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  • There is no supported way to back up a laptop from afar. The best unsupported option is to use a VPN tool such as Hamachi to establish a tunnel to your home network, then back up over that tunnel, but a backup may take ah hour or much longer.

    And there is absolutely no way to restore said laptop over the Internet. The Restore CD won't have the appropriate VPN client software, and it's likely that it would take days to restore your laptop from afar.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, October 5, 2009 4:38 AM
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