Should I backup my PhD research?

Funny, at least I can’t access :joy:

I think redundancy is important. Purely relying on a commercial provider does not sound too clever, so having local backups is totally fine.

For myself, I got a encrypted backup at work and one at home (and another older one at a different place).


Another recommendation: duplicati. It has a simple browser-based UI and supports many backends, including Onedrive and Google Drive. You might have a lot of space available on one of those via your university. All is encrypted and deduplicated of course.

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And for the very simple backup from my computer to an external hard drive, I find FreeFileSync works well.

Synchronization is not sufficient as a form of backup tho. There are many issues it does not protect you from (example: deleting a file and not noticing until after the next sync).