encryption on a distant VPN folder


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Hello, I am using macrium to backup my system drive. Which is fine and great.

I also have a need to backup files and folders and would like to ditch goodsync, resilio and freefilesync.

Does macrium manage to handle file versioning in this file/folder mode ? also does it allow filename obfuscation using the encryption method ?

Last but not least, I can setup a virtual private network using radmin VPN and share my distant folder like if it was on a local network. Will macrium be able to use that and store the encrypted files there ?

thanks for any help on the matter as i really only want to use one software for all my needs. And all the other software don't do image backup, only file and folder.

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File & Folder backups have the same ability to create Full, Differential, and Incremental backups that are possible with image backups.  If that's sufficient for your version control purposes, then yes that will work.  But Reflect doesn't have an interface to quickly view various states of a specific backed up file across multiple backups in a set.  You'd have to browse each backup individually to access previous versions.

In terms of filename obfuscation, if you're referring to the names of the files within the backup as opposed to the name of the backup file itself, I believe that enabling encryption obfuscates files.  But you could verify that with a hex editor if you want to be certain.  Or Macrium might weigh in here.

In terms of your VPN destination, if it can be accessed through a UNC path, then you should be able to use it as a destination within Reflect.  However, if you wish to run scheduled backups, then you'll need to make sure that whatever mechanism you use for setting up that access path makes it available system-wide.  Some applications create a network drive that's only valid within the user session that is running the application, and that is a problem for scheduled backups because scheduled tasks run in a separate context from the logged-on user's session.

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Thank you for the time you took to reply.

Is it possible for macrium to MIRROR the files instead of having them encapsulated in macrium backup files ?

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Reflect is not a file mirroring or replicating/syncing application.
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^ Correct. I use Allway Sync for my file sync needs.
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