I would like to be able to backup ALL my computers data on a Linux server. For now, I have a home server, but soon I will be traveling, without home (so no home server).
I was thinking of renting a dedicated linux webserver, but this is expensive, and I don't need a fast machine "web-oriented" with mysql server and all, I just need a full SSH access (full control, and then I install my programs).
Does "backup servers" exist ? Am I doing it wrong (maybe that is not a good solution) ?
Note : I run Mac OS, Windows and Linux, I backup through rsync, I want full control on my backup, not an automated "magic" backup like MobileMe or anything like that.
Edit : I need around 100 to 500GB storage (I want to backup my laptop)
OK well there is a lot of solutions, but no one that suits me :
- automated backup through software : I don't want them, I want full control
- Amazon S3 could have been a solution, but this seems to have some problems with rsync (as the file structure is different from a "real" filesystem"), and it still costs more than a dedicated server. Furthermore this is not a server, so I can't install programs and do basic operations on my files on the server
- most VPS I found are web oriented : not much disk space, and not that much cheap
I found dedicated servers around 40 $ / months with 500GB, that is quite expensive for what I want to do, I'll wait to see if I really need that.