One of my early goals this year has been to revamp the backup regime at the old homestead. Previously, I have relied on rotating external drives connected to my main desktop, and putting most content on a samba share that also got backed up. But it was a bit ad-hoc and things not on the share only got backed up sporadically. I’d rather not use a cloud backup service because reasons, so I bought a NAS, and now it looks like this:
- download cloud assets (google photo)
- backup all disks to NAS (borg backup on Linux, Windows backup). Incrementals of 7 days / 4 weeks / 6 months
- backup NAS to external drive (rsync)
- borg check the latest backup
- swap external disk with one in fire safe
- swap external disk with off-site disk
I think this should work well enough until I use up enough storage to outstrip the individual external disks, then I’ll have to rethink things. Too far, or not too far enough?