My family has ~62 GB of photos and videos that we store on our local fileserver in our home. However, while it’s on a Linux softraid 1 storage/filesystem, remote backup of this system has been unsolved for some time. Now I simply gave up waiting. Loosing it would simply be too painful, and I’m surrendering to the cost associated with remote backup. The solution is really simple: [Amazon S3][s3] for offsite/remote storage, Duplicity for incremental backup, [GNU Privacy Guard (gpg)][gpg] for encryption.
Ideally, I’d have a server somewhere which I could do backups to, using Box Backup. I’ll get there someday, but not today. (And my pomodoro time box is ticking.)
Steps to set it all up:
- Get an account at Amazon AWS, enable Simple Storage Service - S3
- Create a “bucket” in the S3 console, where you will store the backup
duply main create
- Edit ~/.duply
duply main backup(in screen, since it takes quite some time on complete backup runs)
I used this blog post as a template.
[s3]: [gpg]: https://www.gnupg.org/