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B2 or C2? That is the Question. That is the Quest.

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: February 20, 2022 @ 6:12 pm, by raindog308

For some time, I’ve been using BackBlaze B2 as my primary (though not exclusive) cloud backup solution.  I would love to use TarSnap for everything, but it’s too expensive, though I do keep my top-tier backups ther. B2 has very straightforward pricing: $.005 per GB per month, and $.01 per GB download.  So for example, […]

Painless Removable Media Backups…to the Cloud!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2022 @ 3:53 pm, by raindog308

Do you still use USB thumb drives?  Flash or SD or MicroSD cards?  Portable hard drives? Even in this age of ubiquitous cloud, there’s still a ton of bits and bytes being carried around in people’s backpacks, for a variety of reasons.  IT folk need portable media for those crash-cart, no-network situations where they have […]

LowEndBuckets: Setting Up an Maintainable Minio

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

MinIO is self-hosted S3-compatible object storage.  You can set it up in minutes and your VPS will look and act just like Amazon S3 storage, compatible with many backup programs and applications.  In this tutorial, we’ll setup MinIO and do so in a secure, encrypted, and maintainable fashion. The Setup We’re using: A Debian 10 […]