[clug] Cloud + rsync + backup

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Mon Aug 3 05:23:22 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 02:23:31PM +1000, Andrew Janke wrote:
> On 3 August 2015 at 13:16, Tony Breeds <tony at bakeyournoodle.com> wrote:
> >> If it helps I currently use dirvish for local backups and rsync the
> >> current state of things to a geographically distant thing.
> >
> > So why not use encfs in reverse mode and rsync/rdif backup onto google drive?
> This would then still mean uploading a monolith file and snapshot
> diffs from then on in yes? At some point another ~50GB monolith will
> need an upload and that will take about 2 weeks on my ADSL connection.
> Or do you mean I rsync the encfs filesystem?

That one.

So you have /data which the reverse ecnfs mount on /encfs.  Then you rdiff-backup /encfs.

If it's done "right" you'll only transfer the differences between today and yesterday.

The data that lands on $remote will be encrypted and the keys never leave you system.

Yours Tony.
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