Buffalo Terastation / Livestation backup over internet. (novpn)

Here are some quick instructions on how to backup a Buffalo Terastation and / or livestation to one or the other via the internet with out the need for vpn. I do not recommend doing this with sensitive information. And I also recommend setting up a backup password on the Destination folder. You can also choose encrypt backup to improve security.

1) On the source ts/ls create a new share. Example: “Media”
2) On the destination create a new share with the same name. Also check the ‘Disk Backup’ option.
– Set a complex backup password.
3) Login to the Destination Firewall / Router. Setup NAT / port forwarding for the Destination TS/LS. You will need to forward ports TCP 873 and TCP 22939 to the inside ip address for the Destination TS/LS.
4) On the Source TS/LS. System -> Backup -> View NAS Devices -> Off Subnet TS/LS -> type in the external ip address for the destination network. Click Add.
5) on the source TS/LS. Type in the complex password you set for the ‘Password to Search’
6) Create a Backup job. (I prefer differential) and the offsite NAS will show up as a destination option.

Posted at 5pm on 03/02/14 | No Comments » | Filed Under: Techie

Cisco ASA 5505 to Sonicwall TZ 205

So the project will be upcoming next weekend will be to put in a new Sonicwall TZ 205 with built in Wireless, which will replace a Cisco ASA 5505 (base lic) along with a Cisco Aironet 1130AG. The reason for this comes down to about 5 or so useful features that the Sonicwall will give me, that I don’t have with the ASA.
1) Built in DNS Server. Currently I’m using a 2012 Server that always needs to be on to manage internal DNS. The server is also doing a lot of other things for Lab purposes. But What I would prefer would be to only turn it on, when I actually need it on.
2) Gigabit network ports + 802.11 a/b/g/n. The ASA has 8 10/100 Ports. (2 of which are PoE) Which is really nice, and was used for the aironet wireless. However, I’m finding that Gigabit would serve much better when transferring data over the LAN. The aironet is just a/b/g. The N would be nice when transferring data and video via wireless.
4) 3g / usb modem failover. This is a cool feature which I’m sure will be used at some point. It’s one of those features that I wish would’ve been added to the ASA since it has the usb ports, but never was (as of this post)
5) License limit on ASA. As more devices (tablets, laptops, phones) are being added to the network. We are hitting the base lic limit and I’m having to manually clear out the currently not active devices. “clear local-host ” frequently. I could just purchase the lic upgrade, however even just getting to the 50 device lic, I would be past half way to the cost of the TZ 205.

The only thing I’m not looking forward to doing is having to learn the Sonicwall way of configuring the device. I’m so use to the Cisco standard IOS and ASA. It will take me at least a day to probably get it preconfigured the way I want it before doing the swap.

Posted at 9am on 02/09/14 | No Comments » | Filed Under: Techie