Computers fail, people make mistakes, environmental disasters happen. We recommend you take the steps necessary to back up your important data, as it is a small price to pay compared to total data loss.
tar + gzip (+ gpg)
duplicity, or it's user-friendly font-ends deja-dup and duply, combines rsync, gzip, gpg, and a hybrid style backup for the ultimate backup solution.
- Déjà Dup
- Box Backup