With the current surge of crypto ransom malware, it was time to fix my private backup strategy once and for all.
Thanks to my favorite computer magazine, c’t, (www.heise.de/ct), I now have the following set up:
- I use open source program ‘duplicati‘ as backup software. This is easily the best backup software I have seen, and I have seen a few
- I backup to the cloud. Yes. The cloud is not all evil. Duplicati protects the backup with strong encryption
- I chose Amazon as cloud provider. Specifically, the ‘S3‘ service. Currently I have used 3 GB which is still the free bit but I plan to use more in the future.
Here are a few screenshots…
Doing a partial backup:
What was saved during a partial backup
Doing a restore
The danger of crypto ransom trojans is very real. Protecting yourself is, unfortunately, very hard, especially if you are ‘only’ a computer user rather than an expert. Do it anyway. This is why you have geek friends…