Originally Posted by ddaas
I am wondering what kind of online/remote service for backup are you using? I have an Ubuntu server and also the personal files (the same ubuntu).
I am interested in the following features:
- ssh access for synchronization with rsync using cron (mandatory)
- as much available space as possible
What could you recommend?
Honestly, I'd recommend NOT
using an online service. Sure, you can pay $$$ for as much space as you want, but if you ever have a tight budget or your credit-card info expires, guess what? You don't have access to your data, until you pay up. Also, you're limited by the speed of your connection, so do the math on that. If you have 40GB of changes daily...how long will it take to shovel that down, if you have a slow link? And more importanly...how long will it take you do do a full-restore over that same link?
These days, external hard drives are dirt cheap. You don't provide alot of details for what you want to back up, how many versions, how much data, etc., but 1 TB external hard drives can be purchased for about $59. USB enclosures for drives you already have can be had for less than $20. So if you purchased 10 brand-new external drives (that's 10TB), you're in for $590...and have YEARS of backup space, and devices that you can encrypt, rotate, and do versioning on. And, they're faster than an online service, and more flexible. Rotate them off-site as needed. And that's just ONE option. I'd always go for physical media, since even if you have NO network connection, you can still get things working.
Just an opinion.