I fully understand I may be “looking at this wrong” so if I am please don’t hold back.
One of the things I am trying to do is “un-Google” myself; by that I mean I am tired of them knowing everything about me. However, it can’t be denied that Google provides service which is hard to match in terms of value and availability. I’ve read over some of the various discussions using Google as external storage - that’s not what I am talking about here.
I found this project: https://github.com/ncw/rclone which seems to be all about using cloud storage as an rsync target of sorts. The way I understand it, the files stored in Nextcloud are encrypted. If the keys are not backed up to the cloud, does this seem like a potential good way to have a safe backup?
to make it better you can combine it with restic. restic takes care about the lifecycle of your backups since it is backup program, encrypts the files again, can use rclone as a target repo and is cool.