One-Time Cloud Backup of Archives
April 30, 2012 9:10 PM Subscribe
Help me do a one-time "cloud" back-up of archived text files and stuff in order to supplement my Time Machine backup. I use a Mac.
posted by Quisp Lover to computers & internet (9 answers total)
I'm protected against disk failure via Time Machine. But that won't protect me against a house fire, robbery, etc. My most important current files are all in DropBox, so they're cool. So I'd like to have one offsite backup of old text files, Eudora mailboxes, etc., out there, I suppose via "The Cloud".
Uncompressed, the data's huge, but zipping should save space, as it's almost all text (and the hassle of expansion isn't a problem, since this is only for use in event of unlikely catastrophe). This would still be too much data for my free DropBox account, and I find DropBox's for-pay expansion options overpriced (though they'll likely come down due to all the recent competition). And, anyway, I don't really need the power or versatility of DropBox for this task.
My plan is this: zip (using encryption) each subfolder in my documents folder. Then scatter them around to some combo of Google Drive and Skydrive, making use of free accounts. No privacy sweat re: using Google 'cuz of the encryption.
Does this make sense? Again, this is a one-time operation, strictly as insurance, so convenience and power don't really count.