So backups. I’ve just migrated off my last ESXi server at home and while I did the migration I looked at my backup strategy for my dedi’s and home data. At the moment I have the following
Files / Media - OneDrive Live Sync’d
VMs - Image level backup once a week (local ones are backed up locally, remote ones backup to here
VMs - Files / config backed up nightly
Firewalls / Appliances - Config backed up as config changes to NextCloud and Sync’d to OneDrive
As you can see there are a couple of major issues. The first the home VMs don’t leave the host (although they are on separate RAID arrays) and the second is the frequency, although I am not to worried about this as the configs / files are backed up daily. The VMs are a mix of Windows and Linux, the largest one has a data drive of 1.5Tb (SATA RAID, backed up to a USB drive, as well as OneDrive).
I would like to add a level of offsite-ness for the images and the files. I am going round and round in circles in my head… There is approximately 1.8Tb of data I’d like to protect more.
a) rent a Kimsufi mini dedi 2Tb and roll my own, probably just rsync the images and files once a day
d) Raspberry Pi in the garage with 2Tb USB drive
I am in the UK…
What do others do? What would you recommend? Any providers / solutions I haven’t thought of?