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Media server in DMZ or open ports at firewall

Created: 16 May 2013 • Updated: 17 May 2013 | 4 comments
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We have some webserver or servers in the DMZ that need to be back up. Is it a best practice to place the media server in the DMZ or open the ports to allow the servers to talk with the internal media server?

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

If you place the media server in the DMZ and have servers behind the firewall that need backing up, you'd need to open port 10000 (RAWS port) anyway, so I'd just suggest doing that.

Unless you're able to have 2 media servers, this would be the way I do it.

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impact1560's picture

I will have two media servers. One in the DMZ and another one in the internal zone. Do you have any other best practices/gudiance on this? 

 

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CraigV's picture

...with 2 media servers and 2 backup devices, I'd then put 1 outside the firewall in the DMZ, which means no additional ports being opened on your firewall.

Then set up your jobs as per normal and back them up.

Only issue you MIGHT have from the media server outside the firewall is sending alerts if the port SMTP uses is closed.

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