Reaction score: 1,418
For a month, I was backing up an empty folder (password manager DB-files), which was corrupted after a power failure. I found the last copy of the original file in the bin/trash/recycle folder of the online storage provider.Old joke: It's not a backup until you have actually read it.
I have a friend eight hours by car (three and a half by Cessna 172m) that allows me to store a computer in their garage (great guy, I buy him plenty of beer when I'm in town to make up for the power it sips). GELI, RAID10, ZFS on it. In the event I lose all keys all I need is a little time and knowledge of the GELI password to get up and running. If the Pacific Northwest finds a meteor I'll still be out of luck, though...So then, what to do next?
I have a cloud machine, but the access key to that will be gone. I could access it from the panel, but the password to the panel will be gone. I can reset that password, but that needs the originally configured mail address, and that mail server will be gone, or also unaccessible.