I take a bunch of pictures. Each image is many megabytes. It adds up. I have a big-ass hard drive or two, but each image should be on multiple hard drives, and not all in one room.
Then there’s DropBox. That’s a service that makes one folder on your computer also exist out there in what the kids are calling the cloud. Which is cool from a redundancy standpoint, but what I’d really like is to not have to keep the files locally at all. I want something that looks to my computer exactly like a hard drive, but is really some gee-whiz redundant storage solution out there somewhere.
There are a couple of requirements:
- It really does act just like a hard drive
- It is encrypted with a key that I generate; the provider does not have that key. No one has that key but me.
- There is a plan and escrowed funds so that if the host goes belly-up, I get my data back.
I don’t even know where to start looking. Suggestions?