Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:37:18 -0500
- From: Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?
On 11/14/18, Andrew McGlashan <andrew.mcglashan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On 15/11/18 2:01 am, Lee wrote:
>> What are you using to backup your files to an encrypted usb drive?
> In an ideal world:
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> 3. Encrypt with LUKS (full disk encryption) where you can, the entire
> device, partition only if you need to.
That's what I want to do next. But I want to save a few files first &
figured now was the time to figure out how I want to backup my data.
I'm not terribly concerned with backing up everything since most
things I can just re-install.
> Actual backup, there are so many options.
> Have multiple USB drives of same size, update drive 1 to drive 2 using
> rsync -- then next drive 2 to drive 3.
I'm missing something. Why not hard drive => usb1, then usb2, then usb3?
Or this is based on using rsnapshot & keeping hourly/daily/etc.
backups consistent on all the drives?
> Use rsnapshot for the backups with hourly, daily, weekly ... and more
> if needed, snapshots.
That looks interesting. Thanks for the pointer
> Save encrypted backups to off-site storage or at least keep one
> encrypted backup off site at all times -- hence why at least 3 drives.