How do you backup your photo?
I lost all my of photos around 2015~2016 because I forgot backup the iPhone’s photo directory in my computer. That’s a terrible nightmare to me. So in recent years, I backup my photo in my portable hard drives as Full Backup. And I also finding a good, privacy and easy to use solution as remote backup.
I think rclone with google drive may be the good choice now.
Maybe you will say ‘Hey, google drive is not privacy’. Yes!! That’s why I use rclone. rclone have many way to sync your file, include encrypted file before sync.
Notice: Maybe rclone or command line interface will be a problem for people who doesn‘t familiar with the computer.
First, setup your rclone config with GoogleDrive.
$ rclone config Current remotes: Name Type ==== ==== gdrive drive gdrive-encrypt crypt e) Edit existing remote n) New remote d) Delete remote r) Rename remote c) Copy remote s) Set configuration password q) Quit config e/n/d/r/c/s/q>
And… sync it.
$ rclone sync -v test.png gdrive-encrypt: 2018/05/11 12:20:24 INFO : Encrypted drive 'gdrive-encrypt:': Modify window is 1ms 2018/05/11 12:20:25 INFO : Encrypted drive 'gdrive-encrypt:': Waiting for checks to finish 2018/05/11 12:20:25 INFO : Encrypted drive 'gdrive-encrypt:': Waiting for transfers to finish 2018/05/11 12:20:27 INFO : test.png: Copied (new) 2018/05/11 12:20:27 INFO : Waiting for deletions to finish 2018/05/11 12:20:27 INFO : Transferred: 500.094 kBytes (106.118 kBytes/s) Errors: 0 Checks: 0 Transferred: 1 Elapsed time: 4.7s
You will get the encrypted file in the drive now. Easy, uh?
There’s rclone document and it’s open-source software. That’s mean if author or the community no longer update it. Everyone can take it and maintain it by self.