I am playing around with CrashPlan for the last few days, and i am still trying to get the hang of it. one thing i have noticed is that upload to CrashPlan Central from my work laptop is only sending data at a max of 400kb/s... My home laptop is about 200kb/s max... but my dedicated server in Germany is uploading at about 8mb/s, and thats limited in the control pannel... Also, backing up data from the work and home laptops are running at closer to 1-3mb/s each... (I might be able to get that faster if i do an initial backup to a folder and then upload that to the server using FTP or SFTP or something else, but thats out of scope for the question).
And now the question: If i backup my machines (more coming) to the dedicated server, they go to a particular folder (C:\ProgramData\CrashPlan\backupArchives in my case). Is it a good idea to set that folder to be backed up by crashplan on that server to CrashPlan Central? In other words, is it a good idea to use a single box as a "hub" to CrashPlan Central?