I'm about to send my mom a new laptop and will pre-configure it to work with a new wireless router when I do so.
I'd like to set something up to allow automatic backup between their home and mine. I'm using Windows Home Server, but could conceivably back that up to something else to synch with them.
I'm thinking of my options and would like some advice.
- I could go with Crashplan which would allow us to share space on each other's hard drives and synch with each other. However, the notebook hard drive is only 300GB. I suppose I could get a larger drive for the notebook and go with this option, but it would only backup when the notebook was turned on as well.
- I know I can buy a high end router which will accept any USB hard drive which I could access from remote, but does anyone know of a software setup that will make the process automatic if I go that route? The router would conceivably always be powered on and therefore the process should be smoother.
- I could use a Dockstar or Pogoplug device to operate wirelessly on their network as well and run a high capacity USB drive on that as well. However, I don't know of software which will perform the automatic backups.
What do you folks think? What is the best option?