"But how do you implement offsite backups? I'm tired of reading
headlines about how some minimum-wage "contractor" (a code word for
permatemp, which is code for employee who is paid peanuts and gets
no benefits) has to haul backup tapes home every night, and then
they get stolen out of the poor schmuck's '68 Gremlin which hasn't
had functioning locks in decades. And the tapes are not encrypted,
and in fact have labels that read SECRET STUFF--DON'T LOOK!! And
the poor permatemp takes the heat, but it's not his fault that his
bosses are dimwits.
"A Better Way
"Thankfully there is a better way, and that is network backups
to a remote location. You can swap storage space with a friend, or
a branch office, or use a commercial service. The third option is
the one we're reviewing today, and the vendor is Spideroak. I've
been torture-testing a couple of free accounts, and had a nice
conversation with the folks at Spideroak, and the short story is I
give it a mostly thumbs-up."
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