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  # 2231748 6-May-2019 16:11
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timmmay:

 

I also quite like Restic backup, which I use on my Linux server and a little bit on my PC. It's command line, and they haven't implemented compression yet, just block level de-duplication, but I have good confidence in it.

 

 

I use Restic on my Linux boxes, and Arq on Windows. Both backing up to B2.


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  # 2231757 6-May-2019 16:29
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Maybe something like this:

 

https://mega.nz/sync

 

 





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  # 2231779 6-May-2019 16:38
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Sync services like OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive, Mega, Dropbox etc are not backup services. They are sync services. You delete it one place and it deletes it from the other place via sync. A backup service does not automatically deletes the copy from it's datastore just because you delete it from your machine. 

 

Yes sync services like OneDrive etc now offer recycle bin but that is not a backup solution. They do and they can disable your services if they detect something suspicious in the contents of your files/folders as they actively mionitor for illegal material and they could rightly or wrongly delete these items. A backup service is end to end enryption and they don't scan through the contents of your file to determine if you are storing movies or porn on their backup data store (most do not atleast)





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  # 2231790 6-May-2019 16:44
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Hmm - the mega sync page says:

 

"As well as syncing specified folders, you can upload and download selected files/folders, enable file versioning and overlay sync icons in your standard file explorer."

 

 

 

Also has a 'recycle bin':

 

"MEGA moves deleted files to a special folder on your local computer and in your MEGA cloud so they can be restored if you need to."





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  # 2231911 6-May-2019 19:59
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I guess since there's not really much version history Back Blaze is more of a sync than a backup. You definitely need a version history, ideally a long one, as if you have bad RAM and it corrupts files (happened to me), virus, or ransomware you don't lose all your data so easily.

 

Restic + B2 or S3 is a good combination, if you're not afraid of a little scripting. Here's a combination of my Windows restic scripts, which might be helpful as the Windows examples in the docs are only ok.

 

 

 

# Init each repo
restic.exe -r s3:s3.amazonaws.com/twp-restic init
restic.exe -r E:\Restic\Backups init

 

# S3 backup of a folder
set AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=ABCDEFG
set AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=ABCDEFGABCDEFG
set RESTIC_PASSWORD=ABCDEFGABCDEFG

 

restic.exe -q --repo s3:s3.amazonaws.com/bucket_name backup c:\Users\

 

# Backup d:\backups except for some folders into the e:\restic\backups\ folder
restic.exe --cleanup-cache --exclude d:\Backups\Folder1 --exclude d:\Backups\TemporaryBackups --exclude d:\Backups\SystemImages --repo E:\Restic\Backups backup d:\Backups

 

# Purge backups (run maybe monthly)
restic.exe --repo E:\Restic\Backups forget --keep-daily 7 --keep-weekly 8 --keep-monthly 24
restic.exe --repo E:\Restic\Backups prune

 


# check the repo
restic -r s3:s3.amazonaws.com/bucket_name snapshots --cleanup-cache
restic -r s3:s3.amazonaws.com/bucket_name check

 

# Test restores
restic -r s3:s3.amazonaws.com/bucket_name restore latest --target c:\temp\resticrestoretest --include /var/www/websitename

 

 




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  # 2232181 7-May-2019 10:41
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I'm going to go with Backblaze

 

 

30 day history is more than enough . Only need a few days really , its just a backup of one programs backup.

 

 

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  # 2232239 7-May-2019 12:18
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I find it hard to entrust my fall back onto a thing that can close shop at any time. The only things I can see that are too big to fail are Apple, Microsoft and Google. Maybe Amazon...

How do people approach this?

I have also heard of someone who only trusts Mega because the data is encrypted.




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  # 2232242 7-May-2019 12:26
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Amazon is hugely profitable and runs so many online resources that when AWS goes down a good fraction of the internet won't work properly. Then there's the internal systems they run, which is huge. Amazon / AWS isn't going anywhere. Neither is MS / Google.

 

Azure / AWS / Google make it easy to encrypt your data. You can always encrypt data before it's sent to any storage of course. Mega... do not trust at all.


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