I’ve written a couple of times about the importance of backing up one’s data and some of my own approaches (Backup Time, The Offsite Solution, Remember to Encrypt, Backup Separation). I’ve decided to readdress this issue after the recent purchase of my 400GB Samsung SATA hard drive.
Why would I need to do something like this after a hard drive upgrade? No real reason other than to add other points in case I get a break in the chain somewhere. This new method is basically Set-N-Forget, meaning, set it up once and let it automagically backup your data in the background.
Also, this method not only encrypts your data in transit, but you can also use your own passphrase or encryption key! However, be aware that if you forget your password to decrypt the data, you’re out of luck!
Best of all, it’s easy to setup and IT’S FREE! Alrighty.. have I gotten your attention yet? You’re probably curious on what the world am I talking about. Well, here it is . . .
If you click on the above link to sign up, you’ll get an extra 256MB (making it roughly 2.3G of backup space) and so will I. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and I’m quite happy with it.
Backup your data NOW!