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[REBOL] Secure Archiving Ideas?

From: brett::codeconscious::com at: 28-Aug-2001 18:05

I'm in the process of archiving to CD personal documents, etc. Some of which contains financial information I'd like to to keep private (e.g encrypt). I after ideas on how to do this simply and without a large future burden of knowing how to get stuff out again. This is related to the fact that I've never been happy with my (and my wife's) personal archival system which has haphazardly evolved not been designed. I was hoping to "turn over a new leaf" and come up with a simple (no/little management), secure personal archival system. I had one idea, a special local FTP server that accepts connections from the local host (or list of ips) does the encyrption having been initialised approriately, and which writes an unencrypted version itself or similar to the save directory that knows how to decrypt and serve the directory contents. When enough has been written copy the whole directory to one or two CDs and delete original directory from hard disk. I know there are commercial progams similar in concept but which link into the file system of Windows, but I'd like something that will be handy for our little residentail LAN and which might support multiple OSs. A bigger concern is my being able to restore information in 10 years time when I've changed computers and perhaps operating systems twice. Anyone some thoughts on the above? Or perhaps any systems you're happy with and are willing to explain? Thanks Brett.