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

From: wempwer
Subject: Re: What free software based online backup service would you recommend? Are there any?
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 15:25:12 +0200
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On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 06:13:00PM -0700, Keith Thompson wrote:
> (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.

Or I would say "yet another thing to worry about"

> 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.

This is also a good example and it represents my point of view. What free 
software based solution would you recommend for such backup? Is FTP in practice 
the only option?

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