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It is a lot of work to have a good backup strategy. It is 100% worth it, but man, try to explain it to someone without being categorized as someone paranoid.

@hejowhat A good backup strategy is like car insurance. You can be the best driver out there. You still need one.

@ilyess Fully agree. It is still rare to find people who have a good one (at least in my exp)

@hejowhat Yeah, especially those who don’t use cloud service providers, most of which offer data recovery (I hope!).

What’s your strategy? No need for details, just high level.

@ilyess

Currently working on it, but in a nutshell:
- using borg and VeraCrypt Container
- Backups of data from main linux machine + smartphone are made daily (on usb stick on my keychain, one on my local server, one backup to my backup VPS and one to my storage provider)
- weekly backup on hard drive for off-site storage

That is the strategy for my often and important used data (keys, notes, passwords,...). 1/2

@ilyess
There is a different one for important, but less frequently used data like family pictures and so on.

Everything is encrypted and - if possible - with MFA secured. 2 Yubikeys (1 keychain, 1 off-site) and so on.

There are some things I have to be careful: what if I lose my key chain? I have to make sure that I can't access my backups on the usb stick with the yubikey on the same keychain and so on.

It is fun for me to think about it, but man, it takes a while to figure this out.

2/2

@hejowhat I do but it’s not as elaborate as yours. Respect to all the effort you put in 💪

Mine goes like this:
- Important documents like financials, personal stuff, is encrypted and synced to a local NAS and a few cloud providers upon every file change.
- secrets like passwords and keys are encrypted and synced to the NAS and few cloud providers
- personal media content like photos and videos is synced to my local NAS on a regular basis.

@ilyess Works perfectly fine too and I have to say, that my setup could be called 'total overkill' haha

May I ask how you transfer your data to your cloud provider + how you encrypt the data?
Thanks for sharing btw. Interested in how other people are solving those problems.

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