Online and offline backups


could you please advise on the proper backup-strategy for a tablet running Debian:

I have an sd-card slot on the device so I will make offline backups to an sd-card.
That protects me against a device failure.

But what if I lose the device?

I could (I guess) rsync the restic-backup to some cloud-storage (ie. backing up the backup) or create another respository in the cloud and run restic against multiple repositories…

What is the proper way to do it if you want to protect yourself against device failures (even when offline) as well as device loss?

Many thanks!

Hi :wave:
Syncing doesn’t sound bad to be honest. But if you want to be really sure, you need to test your backups by restoring it / verifying contents.

Hi @p789 and welcome to restic community! :slight_smile:

Yup, so the entire repository on the SD card can be synced as is to any other storage location you want.
You could have a copy in the cloud or somewhere else too - there is no limit.
The only thing you have to figure out is how you get the data there. rsync or rclone definitely work.

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