I’ve been using Bytemark DH’s & VM’s for many years and the Backup space which come with these products. One thing which has always worried me is how to best secure my Backups which i place on Bytemark’s Backup servers.
While the support Docs detail using Rsync over SSL it is marked with “N.B. This is currently an experimental service;”. The docs also state "but not sensitive enough that you don’t mind it being stored unencrypted " . I do mind and so had to find a solution to this. I’ve tried a number of different solutions, including custom written gpg tar’ing scripts all of which seem to have had some draw backs. However I think i’ve now hit on the holly-grail solution for BM backups!
Duplicity - Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm
Duplicity allows you to perform incremental gpg backups over rsync. This is perfect for use with the Bytemark backup servers.
I’ve been trailing it for a month and so far im very impressed. Hope this helps someone else and i’d be interested to hear your experience of it.