(I'm not sure this is the right stackexchange site to ask this question, if I'm wrong please tell me.)
My current backup strategy for all important files (documents, photos, videos, music, scripts, workspace) on my computer is to have a copy of them in my Google Drive. As I'm on ArchLinux and Google doesn't provide a Linux client to sync Drive, I'm using OverGrive to sync my files (I tried InSync but it gets stuck while syncing files, I have to restart it every few files). I'm satisfied with this backup strategy as even if my house burns, I'll still have my kids' pictures on Google Drive.
The problem is for the photos on Google Photos. The photos on my computer are older ones, all the ones from the last years are on Google Photos only. I would like to have a backup for them too (Google can crash also). I could download them all from time to time on my computer, but then they would be synced with my Google Drive and take double space in my Google OneDrive storage.
I'm looking for advice on a better backup strategy for my photos. These are the requirements I'm trying to fulfill :
- It would be nice to have all my photos in one place. Currently some are on my computer (and backed up on drive), some are on Google Photos and some are on both places (even 3 places with the backup on Google Drive).
- On my computer they are in a folder structure, on Google Photos there doesn't seem to be a folder structure. When I'll join both storages, It would be fine if a tool could recognize two pictures as the same even if they're not in the same structure.
- I would prefer to have the same backup strategy for my photos than for the rest of my files (easier to control).
- I should have 2 copies (not more) of all my important files : one on my computer and one in the cloud.
- When I take a picture with my android phone, it is synced automatically with Google Photos and I like Google Photos functionalities, so I'd like to keep them.
Do you have advice on how to better manage this?