09-04-2007, 03:24 PM
| | Re: Backup SW /w Encryption and Remote Storage
On Sep 4, 1:59 am, "M.I.5¾" <no....@no.where.NO_SPAM.co.uk> wrote:
> <hufaun...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:email@example.com oups.com...
> >I want to backup my data in a remote location. The total size of the
> > data is about 500GB but the incremental data is comparably small. A
> > commercial online backup service is one option but I much prefer a
> > backup on a family's computer on a different continent. In any case,
> > here are the requirements:
> Backing up in a location off site from the machine being backed up is a
> sound principle. But isn't backing up to a different continent going just a
> bit too far? Where were you proposing to put you second backup*, the moon?
> Seriously though, with the price of hard disk drives these days being so
> cheap, why not backup to a pair of hard disk drives and just store them in
> another building when not actually being backed up to. If your that worried
> about security of the data, stick 'em in a fire safe. The more complicated
> you make your backup regime, the more likely you are to be disappointed when
> you come to restore it under circumstances that you can't make another.
> *A backup is not a backup unless it's backed up.
Hm, none of this is actually answering any of my questions. As for the
location of the backup what does it matter if I store the backup at an
online service next town or on a different continent? I have good
reason for the location mentioned that go beyond security. As for
storing it on another HD and leave that at work or a safe it's a major
hassle. I want the backup process to be automated and not having to
carry a HD around for doing backups.
Any input on the original question?