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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 02:00:47PM -0500, Lee wrote:
> On 11/15/18, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 10:43:30AM -0500, Lee wrote:
> >> implying you keep lots of backups.  For how long?
> >
> > Depends. Backups of your 1-2 GB of root/var can be kept for a year,
> > given weekly backups and a typical multi TB NAS.
> > Private user's data can be measured in terabytes, so keeping more than a
> > couple of backups is problematic.
> There we go :)   You've been talking enterprise grade backup standards - right?

Nope. That's my home setup.
Assorted collection of my private files is worth 2.4Tb, and that's excluding
wife's and kids'.
All stuff is triple-mirrored (as in - three different devices), total
hardware cost is less than $500 disks excluded.

I don't speak of enterprisey things on this list. But I admit that
certain habits crept from office to the home ;)

> Which is fine & maybe someday I'll get there.  But right now simple,
> easy & blatantly obvious something worked or no is more important to
> me.

A single consumer-grade NAS with a lowly RAID1 is simple to me.