gnu-misc-discuss
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:25:12 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 06:13:00PM -0700, Keith Thompson wrote:
> address@hidden (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:
> >    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.
> >
> > If something would happen to your house, you have far more important
> > things to worry about than a few random bits.

Or I would say "yet another thing to worry about"

> Yes, almost certainly other things would be more important than
> your data.  That doesn't imply that your data is unimportant and
> not worth protecting.
>
> That's the whole point of off-site backups.
>
> And things could happen to damage all your in-house data (say, a power
> surge while your backup drive happens to be plugged in to your computer)
> without destroying the house.
>

This is also a good example and it represents my point of view. What free 
software based solution would you recommend for such backup? Is FTP in practice 
the only option?



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]