Web-Based Backup… Via a Trickle

A project I’ve been meaning to do for some time is set up a backup of the crucial folders on my home server to somewhere on the web. Preferably somewhere free, like my existing dreamhost space.

What I didn’t really consider is… and I bet you’ve already guessed it, dear reader: the piddly-poor upload speed on my ADSL connection. Quoted at 448 Kbps, by my reckoning that means I’ll get about 3.3GB up the wire in a 24 hour period… which means we may be here for quite some time. Better turn off that pesky Windows Update.

The nice thing is that, because I’m using rsync, once the initial sync is done, only the changes to files will be uploaded, so traffic should drop back to normal… some time in 2008.