LAN Setup

If you have a local network with several computers that you would like to share archives, you may find it useful to set up one primary computer on the network to back up to a Cloud, and have all the other computers on the network back up to the primary computer. This will speed up syncs from all the other computers and reduce your Amazon bill by keeping most of the data transfers inside your network, while still allowing you to keep a copy in a Cloud. To do this, you will need to set up the archive storage folder on the primary computer as a network share, and then use the "Backup to network disk" option on all the other computers to sync with that share. You might find it particularly convenient to leave BigCloud open on the primary and schedule a regular sync so that backups and restores to the cloud are automated.