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

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?

Encrypted Files

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.