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Re: What free software based online backup service would you recommend?


From: wempwer
Subject: Re: What free software based online backup service would you recommend? Are there any?
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:23:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 06:42:33PM +0700, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
> >>>>> Alfred M Szmidt <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>  >> So what do you recommend guys, are you using something like this,
>  >> how do you organize your backup?  I know there are not too many
>  >> possibilities here if we are looking for free software solution, but
>  >> if so it's even more important to know what are the viable options.
> 
>  > I backup stuff to USB sticks; much safer than some online system.
> 
>       Arguably, SATA hard drives (perhaps of some cheaper variety, as
>       in "Green") may constitute a better solution, especially if
>       there's much more than a dozen of GiB's to copy.
> 
>       Once the data is copied, a SATA drive (even if an internal one)
>       could be detached from the host and moved to safety.
> 
>       Alternatively, if there's more than one location to manage (with
>       the possibility of a secure network file transfer), the data
>       from the location A may be backed up at B and vice versa, etc.
> 
>       OTOH, for a few GiB's, I'd use DVD+R's.  Should be safer against
>       electromagnetic impulses (not to mention humidity, etc.), too,
>       if one happens to be a survivalist.
> 

I am not sure if USB sticks alone are better than online systems. I would like 
to be sure that I wouldn't lose my data if I lost my pendrive or if something 
bad happened to my house. This is why I am looking for some place to keep my 
data in a different geographical location, preferably in a different city to be 
more secure. External hard drives are good but not reliable enough in my 
opinion. External drives accompanied by securely encrypted online backup would 
be OK though but only one of these two is not enough.



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