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I am now the proud owner of a small herd of Netgear ReadyNAS boxes and I'd quite like to put one of them at my parents house so that I can use it as an off site backup device (same size drives & folder structure as the equivalent box at my house). I use Virgin Media as my ISP, so I understand that I have a dynamic IP address and therefore I'll need some sort of DDNS service. My parents are using O2 as their ISP - I believe that they too are configured with a dynamic IP address. Bearing in mind that we are both using the routers / modems supplied by our ISPs, what else do I need in order for the boxes to be able to talk to each other successfully? The two boxes in question are NV+ v2s (if that makes any difference at all). Ideally I'd like to try and get the configuration right at my end before travelling 100 miles to my parents and finding out that I've screwed it up and won't be able to fix it or test it until the next visit...
Any suggestions or assistance would be greatly appreciated...
How is the backup going to work, from the PC to the remote NAS or from one NAS to the other?
Directly from ReadyNAS to ReadyNAS - I want to automate as much of it as possible so that I won't need my parents to poke about with it at all (they're not PC literate at all). The ReadyNAS units have the ability to setup backup jobs as either push or pull (depending on whether you set the source or the destination as the remote unit) - I just need to be sure that I've got things configured correctly to allow them to see each other across the internet (or at least the one with responsibility for the backup job needs to be able to see the other - I'm less convinced of the need for visibility the other way around)
Here's a guide on how to setup a backup between two ReadyNAS boxes using RSYNC, this would require port 873 forwarded on both routers to the IP address of the local ReadyNAS box.
http://www.readynas.com/download/docume … stonas.pdf
I cant even begin to tell you how he did it, but at work a guy set up an SSH tunnel between London and Singapore, and I think using the SSH tunnel he enabled compression - the reduction in size is impressive... Although it might tax a nas