How do you guys deal with this?
I have two USB HDDs, both 4 TB in size, so they can hold (most of) my data. They’re LUKS encrypted. One is located at a family member, the other one is with me at home. Every now and then, I copy everything to the disk at home and then drive over to family and swap the disks.
The obvious downside is that the backups aren’t really recent. They’re maybe a month old, or older. I hope that that’s still recent enough to regain access to most stuff.
(Also, I stuck a little note on paper to a mirror near my door. It lists the things that I should take with me in case of a fire. There’s a bag nearby where I can put this stuff into.)
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org How I deal with that? I have a large lightning protector tree in front of the house! Just need to hope that it doesn’t crash into the roof once it gets a strike.
Other than that I don’t have a good strategy either. Since I don’t use 2FA and have some hard passwords memorized, I might be able to recover some data/accounts, but definitely not all. Have to come up with a suitable battle plan in the future.
@email@example.com I have a NAS from Synology. I personally use a mix of Veracrypt containers/Veracrypt encrypted USB Flash Drives (do not have the money for an IronKey) and RESTIC backup repositories. The NAS makes backups to Synology C2 cloud solution. The backup there is encrypted, but for additional security the sensitive data is inside Veracrypt containers. So this is the 3-2-1 rule. Three backups, 2 on-site, 1 off-site. ½
Access is guaranteed through online interface with double authentication. So hopefully, I will never loose my smaphone :-)
In addition to that, important files are regularly put on a USB Flash Drive that is part of the red emergency binder, which also holds all latest documents and insurance documents on paper (printouts). In case of a fire, all I need is to grab the smartphone, the red emergency binder and run! (actually, the binder is yellow nowadays. It was red in the past :-))
@firstname.lastname@example.org I like the idea of that emergency binder. I do not have that yet, but I think I’ll make one. 👌
That’s quite a setup, @email@example.com. When did you start it?
@firstname.lastname@example.org Ah, nice. Yeah, intentially removing things is a good way to keep trusting the system. :-)