I am working on research and trying to determine the best method to backup my data. Options:
1 - Internal hard drive (susceptible to failure and lightning)
2 - External hard drive (can be removed so not susceptible to lightning, but can be stolen or damaged in a fire, etc). Not highly portable
3 - Flash drive. Just had a failure with one of these so I think this is out. Dang, I have one about as thick as two credit cards that fit in my wallet and totally portable so not susceptible to being stolen or fire, etc)
4 - DVD. Good solution since it can be accidentlly overwritten or corrupted. Incremental backups easy. Not sure if I can get the size managable, can still be stolen or damaged in a fire.
5 - Some type of internet host. Could be slow, but I am interested in this option since I will always be there (unlike anything I own which can be lost or stolen, etc). Not sure about privacy issues though.
So that being said, can I get some thoughts on this? I need about 1-2 gigs now, but potentially a good bit more in the future and incremental backups would mean even more space. I am kinda paranoid, but a lot of effort has gone into this and with a couple recent failures, I am more concerned.
P.S. I guess I could always encrypt the data to store remotely...but kind of a pain to that on a regular basis...maybe not though. http://www.box.net
Anyone heard of something like this?