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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?




On 11/15/18, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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 ;)

OK.. I am suitably impressed :)

>> 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.

Right.  Like I said - maybe someday I'll get there.

Regards,
Lee