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· brutaldon · 3 · 9 · 14

Do be careful not to step on changes from multiple devices. I believe there are modes that will keep newer files on the receiving end, so just make sure you use that and sync in both directions.

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@alexesc Get ready to lose a bunch of files when the flash chip suddenly dies on you.

@alexbuzzbee @alexesc

> [if you rely on a USB backup] Get ready to lose a bunch of files when the flash chip suddenly dies on you.

Yeah, that's something I worry about. I only have the gpg key for my YubiKey backed up via USB. I have copies on *four* USB drives, which gives some redundancy but hardware failure still seems like a potential issue.

@codesections @alexbuzzbee @alexesc big brain play here is to burn it to optical disks which can have a lot longer lifespan and are immune to magnetic destruction

@lunch @alexbuzzbee @alexesc

> @codesections @alexbuzzbee @alexesc big brain play here is to burn it to optical disks which can have a lot longer lifespan and are immune to magnetic destruction

I'm only missing three things required for that plan:
- a way to write optical disks,
- a way to *read* optical disks, and
- optical disks

@codesections @lunch @alexbuzzbee @alexesc Optical disks aren't reliable either.
Just keep the data themselves replicated on multiple hot storages, symmetrically encrypted, and the key on a laminated piece of paper.

@amiloradovsky @lunch @alexbuzzbee @alexesc

> Optical disks aren't reliable either.
Just keep the data themselves replicated on multiple hot storages, symmetrically encrypted, and the key on a laminated piece of paper.

Yeah, agreed that that is Best Practice™

Personally, I haven't done so – largely because my "key" is actually a master key & three sub-keys, so paper copies are even more cumbersome. (I basically have this setup: github.com/drduh/YubiKey-Guide

PaperKey is good for backing up GPG keys: https://www.jabberwocky.com/software/paperkey/ it’s included in Tails too.

As for backups it’s good to have multiple tokens from different batches or vendors, to avoid all of them failing at the same time :)

@Huggles
Can IPFS serve as blockstorage to upper Layers? If so, why shouldn't it be possible?
@StaticallyTypedRice @alexbuzzbee

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