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On 09/15/2013 03:06 PM, Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
Yes, that works, unless you system does a crash/burn and for some reason
you cannot get all of your "files and data" off your backups.  Oooops,
sorry you forgot to backup that file somehow.

This is diverging slightly off the original topic, but I felt compelled to respond. Depending upon your security concerns, a variety of tools will allow you to sync and backup password databases to a variety of systems (windows, linux, mac, android, etc.). Here are just a few:

Secure Password Tools:

1. Keepass. I can't live without it. Store windows registration codes, software registration codes (Adobe, etc), passwords, anything you can think of. Linux (KeepassX, Keepass 2.0), Windows (Keepass 1.0, Keepass 2.0), Android and iPhone/iPad software available. Generate crazy long passwords if you must.

2. TrueCrypt. Set up a truecrypt container (file folder) and put your file passwords in a plain text document. Put the truecrypt container on a USB key and carry it around with you. Inefficient, but doable.

3. Lastpass.  See below.

Sync Tools:

1. Dropbox. I use Dropbox to maintain specific Keepass databases synced on all computers, tablets, phones. You can argue the security concerns, but the convenience outweighs them. Use your database wisely, set up multiple authentication rules, and use it for non-critical password items if you must. You can use multiple databases as you wish...for example, non-critical passwords in a specific Keypass database synced on Dropbox called 'LibreOffice Files'.

2. Lastpass. Very convenient, and I just started using it. Its strength mostly lies in web passwords, but you can add anything you want, to include LO document passwords, readily accessible online. I DO NOT use it for critical, personal information.

3. BitTorrent Sync. Personally, my new fave. It allows syncing of any folder across your network. No communication outside your LAN, unless you specifically set it up. Use Keypass, Truecrypt, whatever. More of a syncing tool, but you can set up rules to act like a backup system to a specific computer/drive. Much easier to use than any Windows/Linux backup solution tbh.

Old school paper files are effective, until your house burns the argument works both ways. Personally, given the proliferation of tools/devices we use, I need password capability across all devices. All of my passwords are Keepass generated (25+ characters and symbols) and writing them all down is simply not an option. Plus I set reminders to change passwords every month or so, within Keypass.

Give them a try, I think you'll find the tools listed above are useful and productive...just take extra care protecting where and how you store these files, that's all.

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