#rclone - easy encrypted backup to cloud

Free external backup solution for servers to cloud. Could be useful, as we may learn from last "fire" incident.

Rclone is free software that allow you to backup your data from linux/windows server to one of cloud providers.

IMO its good to know especially after OVH incident which revealed that some companies didn't prepare external backup. My vps was burnt completely and I got information that it is not recoverable, but I had backup set with rclone :).

Full list of supported providers is quite long:

Overview of cloud storage systems
Overview of cloud storage systems

It's easy to setup and secure, because you may set strong password and salt for that password.

After installation you may type:

rclone config
Rclone config
you may choose one from list of providers

When remote is configured you may set encryption in next step. Again you need to run config but this time choose:

 rclone config
Rclone choose encryption
Rclone set encryption password

Similar for password salt:

Rclone set password for salt

You may skip advanced config and finish

Now you have few options that could be used in backup to access your encrypted remote. It could be mounted with:

rclone mount encrypted_remote:/ /mount-point

You need to keep in mind to avoid mounting unencrypted remote instead of encrypted one.