Backups 102 and 2FA restore fail

Humane Tech

Feb 13 2021 • 17 mins


It's not just data that we need to back up. We also need to back up processes. I recently failed to do that and I share a story of woe from my phone breaking my two-factor authentication. TOPICS * story about 2FA backup methods * 3-2-1 * backup to external drives * consider encryption * how often? as often as your data changes.... * two local drives - continuous backup vs point in time HOMEWORK FOR NEXT TIME * Do you first (next?) backup. * Extra credit: Do a test restore! LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE * https://authy.com/ (Authy) - two-factor authentication (2FA) app * https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 (Apple TimeMachine) (macOS and Mac OS X only) * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/authenticator (Microsoft Authenticator) - two-factor authentication (2FA) app * https://amzn.to/2OCO4az (SanDisk 256GB USB Flash Drive) * https://amzn.to/2ZbX3S9 (Seagate Backup Plus Portable 5TB for Windows or Mac) * https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html (VeraCrypt) - encryption software for Windows Mac, and Linux (warning, not incredibly user friendly -- I'll cover this more humanely in the future) * https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/back-up-and-restore-your-pc-ac359b36-7015-4694-de9a-c5eac1ce9d9c (Windows Backup) (Windows 8.1 only) PODCAST WEBSITE https://monozukuritech.com/podcast HUMANE TECH EMAIL NEWSLETTER Sign-up to receive a http://eepurl.com/he8SQ9 (weekly newsletter) that's to-the-point with helpful advice, links, and information on upcoming podcast episodes, and more! Your information will never be sold or shared. COMING SOON * file sharing services: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, iCloud Drive, etc * secure cloud storage If you're enjoying the podcast please leave a review and subscribe. If you have comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions please email us at humanetechpodcast@protonmail.com.