scheduled task Tag - Far Edge Technology http://faredge.com.au/blog.html Tue, 23 May 2017 01:23:57 +1000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Preventing Shadow Protect from running over a dialup VPN link http://faredge.com.au/blog/entry/preventing-shadow-protect-from-running-over-a-dialup-vpn-link.html http://faredge.com.au/blog/entry/preventing-shadow-protect-from-running-over-a-dialup-vpn-link.html If you're using ShadowProtect and connect via VPN whilst remote back to the office then ShadowProtect may attempt to do a backup over the VPN link. Backups occur using the CIFS protocol which is very unfriendly with WAN links, and will result in extraordinarily high transfers (both upload and download).

Similarly, if you are in your regular office, and you connect to a VPN you should disable ShadowProtect, because it might end up being routed back to your own network via the VPN tunnel. This will occur if the backup target is in a different subnet than the computer Shadow Protect is running on. Not advisable at all!

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chris.herrmann@faredge.com.au (Chris Herrmann) Technical / Self-help Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:26:43 +1100