UPDATE: As of
June 2017 March 2019, this is still current, and the way I still do my backups.
So far, it’s been working fantastically well, and I still recommend this.
- Encrypted (on the original machine).
- Fast/bandwidth-efficient (deduplication is a plus).
My files are mostly code and photos, which aren’t really critical (the critical files are stored in repositories and multiple computers), but losing all my photos wouldn’t be too great. That’s why any backup solution I wanted had to be cheap enough to justify the cost.
Every single piece of software I have ever tried fails in at least one of the above. I currently use SpiderOak, which is everything except open-source, so that fails too.
However, my quest is finally over. I have discovered the Holy Grail of backups, and its name is