As a networks services company, we want to provide remote backup services and disaster recovery services to our customers. After days of research, I have concluded that I would rather just pay up front to have good software written to do this task, rather then paying on going monthly fees to a software company. A very good example of what I want to do can be found at http://www.ahsay.com.
The key elements are:
Web based management (https)
Small sized client install (under 30 meg)
Encryption and compression of the backed up files, on the client PC, prior to transfer
HTTPS transfer of the data (port 443)
Access to backed up files from a web browser, no need to restore the file through the client if they just need to download one file
Use the login password as the encryption key
Store the password in clear text, but masked, on the server and in the client software
Be able to decrypt the files when accessed through the web
Has to use in file delta backup. Without this, the nightly backups will be too large, and the storage requirements will be impossible
Ability to archive backup data from the server
Email reports to each backup user after every transaction
Email usage reports and errors to the system admin each morning
Server has run under any Windows NT based OS that is plug-n-play (2000, XP pro, 2003)
The ability to brand the software (OEM it) so it could be sold at a later date would be helpful.
The ahsay software is free to download and look at. Play with it a bit and post any questions. I am looking for a short, but reasonable turn around time (2-4 weeks). Please post any questions. I cannot stress enough the importance of this running fast and trouble free via https transfer. It must be secure (compresses encrypted files securely transferred) and file delta enabled.
Lotus Notes/Domino, MS-SQL, Exchange, My-SQL, and Oracle are optional, but we are willing to pay for those.
When the project is complete, additional work may be requested to add functionality. Upon completion, my company will own the software, and we will own all intellectual property rights to the software.
Again, if there are any questions please post them so that I can clarify or elaborate.
i'm a college student with the classes, especially in the areas of encryption, socket communication, data compression and cross platform issues. I would love to do it. let me know Jeremy
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We already have a Remote Backup system written and debugged which can be customized for you in under 3 days. We are QUITE familiar with Ahsay and all the others. Please refer to PM.