1. ToeKneeBlack
    Offline

    ToeKneeBlack Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    207

    Backup and Encryption

    Discussion in 'Software' started by ToeKneeBlack, Oct 26, 2015.

    I've been wondering; what software do other people around here use for backup and encryption?

    Cloud storage seems to be promising, but since I don't know where the servers are, who has access to them, and how easy they are to hack, I've written my own encryption software; Zero Encrypter 4.
    As for the actual cloud software, I've chosen Drop Box, as it synchronizes with other computers I use, giving me automatic backups as long as I'm online.
     
  2. DueNorth
    Offline

    DueNorth Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I also use Dropbox for my Word files -- am not worried about encryption. Don't think anyone is too interested in stealing my WIP. I also, though, have my desktop and laptop backed up (all files) to Mozy (subscription service) automatically every night.
     
  3. BayView
    Offline

    BayView Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    5,634
    Likes Received:
    5,115
    I don't encrypt. Just Dropbox, plus periodic backups to an external hard drive.
     
  4. ToeKneeBlack
    Offline

    ToeKneeBlack Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    207
    I suppose I'm not so well known that people will be trying to hack and leak my WIPs, but I'm getting into practise just in case.

    Or maybe I'm just paranoid.
     
  5. Komposten
    Offline

    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    667
    Location:
    Sweden
    If I'm not mistaken Dropbox does use some kind of encryption, but the magic happens server-side (so the data is unprotected while being uploaded/downloaded).

    Anyway, I back my stuff up using Dropbox (Scrivener automatically packs the project in a .zip and uploads it when I close the program), but keep the actual project I work on on one of my USB sticks.
     

Share This Page