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From: "J. Roeleveld" <joost@××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Incorporating openvpn in backup scheme
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:56:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Incorporating openvpn in backup scheme by Grant
1 On Wed, June 26, 2013 09:54, Grant wrote:
2 >>> I have several remote systems all pushing backups to my local laptop
3 >>> via rdiff-backup. Sometimes when on the road I find myself behind a
4 >>> router and the remote systems are unable to push. Is openvpn the
5 >>> right solution here? Should I run a separate openvpn server on each
6 >>> system to be backed up with my laptop as the client?
7 >>
8 >> If you can configure the router to forward the port used by the OpenVPN
9 >> server to your laptop, you can run the server on your laptop.
10 >
11 > I can't rely on being able to configure the router unfortunately, but
12 > I have to admit admin/admin does work a lot of the time.
13 >
14 >> But, as is more likely, when you can not configure the router, running
15 >> an
16 >> OpenVPN server on (at least one) remote system and having your laptop
17 >> connect to that, you can have the other systems push to your laptop over
18 >> the VPN-link.
19 >> Either directly (by establishing multiple VPN-links from your laptop
20 >> (one
21 >> to each server) or via one of the remote systems.
22 >
23 > So I'm sure I understand, I should run the openvpn server on one of my
24 > remote systems and connect to that with each of the other remote
25 > systems and the laptop. Then I can back up from any of the remote
26 > systems to the laptop and all the laptop needs to be able to do is
27 > make an outbound connection to the openvpn server?
29 2 options:
30 1) OpenVPN on every remote system and have laptop connect to all remote
31 systems for the backup
33 2) OpenVPN on 1 remote system (configured as router for the VPN-links)
34 - laptop and other remote systems connect to this remote system
35 - backup are sent to laptop via this one remote system


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Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Incorporating openvpn in backup scheme Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>