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If you can mount it as a drive it should work. However backup over the Internet can be very slow, so it depends on the connection speed and the amount of data you need to backup.


Also keep in mind that you would need a secure connection to the remote storage...


In the end, you might be better of using a special service for remote backups and use Retrospect alongside it as a double-up onsite backup, just to be extra safe and it would provide extra restore speed.


Just Google around for "online backup review" and you find enough articles. Also the recent Macworld review might be interesting, even though it's catered for OSX. But many online backup companies provide for both Windows and OSX. Some even don't limit the amount of data you want to store.

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Retrospect 6.x for Mac supported FTP backups, which is the way to do this with Retrospect. Retrospect 8, coming soon to the Windows platform now that the code base is being unified, indicates that this feature will return.


As a comment, though, standard upstream bandwidth (what really matters here for backups to internet destinations) is usually quite low, rarely symmetric with downstream bandwidth.


As the famous quote from Andrew S. Tanenbaum goes, "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway." Computer Networks, pp. 83 (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1996).



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