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Re: What free software based online backup service would you recommend?

From: Keith Thompson
Subject: Re: What free software based online backup service would you recommend? Are there any?
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:13:00 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux) (Alfred M. Szmidt) writes:
>    I am not sure if USB sticks alone are better than online systems. I
>    would like to be sure that I wouldn't lose my data if I lost my
>    pendrive or if something bad happened to my house. This is why I am
>    looking for some place to keep my data in a different geographical
>    location, preferably in a different city to be more
>    secure. External hard drives are good but not reliable enough in my
>    opinion. External drives accompanied by securely encrypted online
>    backup would be OK though but only one of these two is not enough.
> If something would happen to your house, you have far more important
> things to worry about than a few random bits.

Yes, almost certainly other things would be more important than
your data.  That doesn't imply that your data is unimportant and
not worth protecting.

That's the whole point of off-site backups.

And things could happen to damage all your in-house data (say, a power
surge while your backup drive happens to be plugged in to your computer)
without destroying the house.

Keith Thompson (The_Other_Keith)  <>
    Will write code for food.
"We must do something.  This is something.  Therefore, we must do this."
    -- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, "Yes Minister"

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