I installed Restic a few weeks ago and am basically very satisfied. It’s easy and does what it’s supposed to do pretty well. But I was thinking the other day about what Restic’s protecting me against.
- User / software deletes data:
- Hardware error / Server failure:
- Someone with root access or malware is doing bad things:
My backup is at backblaze. The backup runs 1x per day per cronjob, for this reason the API key for backblaze and the restic password are stored in plaintext. So, Malware could also delete the backup with the API key. So, my question is:
Do you take the risk consciously or do you solve it differently? If so, how?
(Of course I don’t expect it, but I still want to cover all cases.)