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Re: how to backup to an encrypted usb drive?


On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:12:35PM +1300, Richard Hector wrote:
> On 15/11/18 7:26 AM, Reco wrote:
> >> but leaves you open to cryptolocker ransomware & various 'oh shit!'
> >> moments when I do something stupid.  Offline & offsite is worth a
> >> certain amount of inconvenience to me.
> > Nope. Because:
> > 
> > a) You do not do backups as a regular user.
> > b) You do not keep a single backup.
> How do you prevent access to the older backups? A cron job updating
> /etc/exports on the server?

You meant "how do I prevent users' access to backups"?
Filesystem permissions on NFS server solve it for me.
Ordinary user has no business both reading or $DEITY forbid, writing to

Or you meant "how do I prevent a backup user from overwriting old
An incron script that moves completed (as in "file closed") backup to a
different directory.


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