Ok, it's time I for once and for all sorted out a decent backup solution, so in 50 years I can look back at the shit I've done. Right now I'd have to go through tens, easily a hundred of CDs to get to my two year old crap, where I probably won't find what I was looking for. My important stuff in any era doesn't touch one gigabyte, so I want one gigabyte of storage. And it's gotta be seriously reliable - not in the nuclear-disaster sense, but in the data-corruption and that bullshit sense. I don't think I want or need anything fancy like harddrives.. More like flash cards or zip disks (what's reliable?). I thought about just buying (as in renting) somewhere online to upload my stuff to, but hmmmmm I dunno - anyone know/recommend any specialised services (that don't cost a tonne, or that do cost a tonne just for interests sake)? I could store it in my gmail (email it to myself, I often do that with some important stuff immediately after writing it, with subject "PIRATEPENGUIN, YOUR BACKUP IS READY" for searching purposes ), there's even a filesystem driver (google for gmailfs) for Linux to do this pretty naturally (not sure if I'd trust it though). That's all clunky though, I'd prefer something cleaner. I had an equally messy idea to somehow utilize P2P to setup a network of people storing and sharing eachother's important files (oh yeah, extremely little of my (REAL) stuff needs to be kept outta the general population's hands), but things like updates would be equally tricky, and it'd probably need more luck than even my Irish ass can produce to pull off Something I can mount and put together a very-snazzy, very-me-specific, backup script (of course everyone will be able to pick the script up at my site and tailor it for themselves (as long as they contribute back their changes, GNU GPL FTW!), and maybe one day it'll turn into a general thing that loadsa people use, but I'm not looking at that right now. I'll have to figure out what to do with MySQL, CVS/SVN and all that - that'll be the hardest thing about writing it) for, probably using rsync or something like that for doing the copying (incremental, etc), and have it run every few hours (hopefully it won't cause a ***MASSIVE*** performance hit, I don't think it will). So yeah, I wanna spend a lot of time at this.. since I want it to last me forever. What mediums should I look into? I don't wanna spend too much money - maybe a few hundred euro if I find something REALLY good. Scripts like what I've talked about can't possibly be a new idea .. any pointers to similar projects/"products" for that?