Backup your data on usenet for free (uBackup)
You can absolutely save your personal data with Usenet.
Usenet is not just one of the last free spaces where it is possible to discuss, exchange and download.
It also includes impressive architectural capacities: decentralised servers linked together and a free, unique and enormous storage space. We recommend using this storage space.
It is possible to backup using Usenet, which has multiple advantages:
- Unlimited storage space
- Free usage
- Dedicated groups like: alt.binaries.backup.space - alt.binaries.backup Or nothing will stop you from posting your backups on a rarely used group.
- Guaranteed and infallible backup thanks to the duplication of your post all across the network.
- With more than 2200 days retention your backup is guaranteed for a long time.
- Uploading and downloading at your maximum bandwidth
- No saturated servers, your backup always available.
- Usenet is a very secure space and transfers are confidential thanks to SSL.
It is does have some disadvantages worth mentioning:
- Your data will not be erased as long as the post date does not exceed the retention.
- Everyone can download your backup so you need to add a password with an optimum level of security. A boring post title will help not to draw attention to it.
Please note: if you have never posted on Usenet before you have to read the following two tutorials to understand how to post on newsgroups:
First step: create your folder then divide the files into rar or zip format and generate a password that will protect a third party from opening the files.
In any case, do not forget a password, essential to protect your backup from prying eyes. It should be as complex as possible, something like:
With Winrar – divide and protect your folder – right click on menu <== Add to archive ...
For more security you can encrypt the file names included in the archive.
The Organize passwords option is very interesting because it lets you save time by not always typing in the complex password when decompressing.
This matches the password with a name - below I have put my password and create the labelled usenet backup (the name of my post).
Then on extraction you only need to enter the password label (which should be simpler).
7-Zip can create a password with AES256 encryption.
Second step: post the files.
Once Camelsystem powerpost is configured, add your archives. Don't forget to add the name of the group (alt.binaries.backup) where you wish to post and to select Create .PAR2 files and Create .NZB files
Posting our Ubackup
Once your post has finished you can check the existence of your file.
It was posted through Newshosting but this uBackup will appear in identical format on other servers like ExtremeUsenet. The advantage of Usenet is that is constructed of a group of servers linked together, that interact and instantly share posted files.
Upon extraction the Newshosting Newsreader will ask you for the password.