Encrypted offsite backup with EncFS, Amazon S3, and s3cmd

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Dec 25, 2008 9:47 PM EST
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I’ve been using Jungle Disk to do offsite backups of my data. Jungle Disk uses Amazon’s cheap online storage service, Amazon S3, to host backups. (15 cents a gig!) I don’t like Jungle Disk because it’s not open source and because the app is a little clunky, at least on Linux. I recently found that s3cmd could do an rsync-like sync of a directory. That’s cool, but it doesn’t do encrypted backups like Jungle Disk did. In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to make an encrypted backup of locally unencrypted data using EncFS, Amazon S3, and s3cmd.

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