I work for a small business and as part of our operation we need to download our complete client database from a network server to a lap-top computer for use out of hours. I understand that I will need a stan-alone server to do this and that some sort of 'card' is required to dump the information. I have no idea beyond that what I am talking about so if anyone can help, please bear in mind that I am a computer dunce and need as many diagrams as possible.

Thanks.