I’ve been reading through the various threads on backup options for Rockstor and doing a bit more poking around on the interwebs to look into other options. I think I’ve come up with a reasonable solution for my needs but was hoping to get some feedback from the community to see if there are better options or a more straightforward approach before I start getting down to work.
My setup at home is 3 Windows laptops and Rockstor running on a PowerEdge T20 with 4TB storage in Raid1. Compared to a lot of setups I’ve seen, I don’t have a huge amount of storage to deal with but ideally I’d like automatic backups from each laptop to Rockstor, and then automatic, incremental, and encrypted backup of selected Samba shares from Rockstor to a cloud location like Google Nearline or Amazon Drive unlimited.
UrBackup (http://www.urbackup.org) looks like a good option for getting data from the laptops to Rockstor with a UrBackup server running, especially since there was some brief talk about this becoming a RockOn and they appear to have a very active community as well. It works on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and supports some pretty cool features.
I spent a lot more time figuring out options for getting backups from Rockstor to a cloud location with the criteria I had though, and in the end am leaning toward HashBackup (http://www.hashbackup.com). It looks like it should be able to install underneath Rockstor and it has support for cloud connections, encryption, compression, incremental backup, etc.
Other options I considered were rclone (no encryption although could (maybe?) use something like EncFS but that’s an extra step and more setup), Tarsnap (gets a bit pricey), Arq (only runs on Windows or Mac), and Duplicati (mentioned in some threads here, but looks like development is pretty slow).
So, any other options I haven’t considered? Any big issues you see? What are others doing for personal backups?