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Offsite daily encrypted backup via Dropbox
Authored by: david-bo on Nov 23, '10 03:25:52PM

Why not just make a rsync backup of a Time Machine volume? With the right switches to rsync (can not be bothered to lookup the man page now) it makes identical copies including removing files Time Machine removes when it thins out its destination volume.

This way you are not limited to 30 days or any other arbitrary retention but only to the destination volumes actual volume. Place an external drive at a friends place (=offsite), enable file sharing on it and create an encrypted disk image. Then at your own computer, mount this disk image and rsync to it. Very simple.

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Offsite daily encrypted backup via Dropbox
Authored by: asmeurer on Nov 24, '10 07:58:05PM

Well, for one thing, it wouldn't be secure.



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Offsite daily encrypted backup via Dropbox
Authored by: david-bo on Nov 25, '10 12:59:56AM

Eeh, what are you talking about? Rsync over ssh to an encrypted disk image must be one of the most secure solutions available at a reasonable cost.

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