The machine I was using to self host my Nextcloud instance just died.
Thankfully the hard drive isn’t the issue, so I haven’t permanently lost my data, however it drove home just how fragile self hosting can be when you only have one machine responsible for your most critical data. I won’t have access to my data for days, but I was “lucky” that it wasn’t permanently destroyed.
So, how do we go about protecting our data from something happening to our single home server, such as a power surge / leak / fire / spilled drink etc from taking out everything?
Setting up RAID arrays seems complicated and still doesn’t help if your house burns down. I’m not interested in giving my data away to some external company. I’m more interested in something like using IPFS as an encrypted external storage source.
So how do you go about setting up a simple, easy to maintain, offsite backup of your Nextcloud install?