Ugh, the other day I received the dreaded request from my wife..."Could you backup my photos on the MBP?"
Why does this have to be such a process? My current "solution" is to use SuperDuper and backup the newer files (photos, docs, etc.) to an external drive. However, I know that this does not protect me from fire, theft, or HD failure.
I've looked at Carbonite, Crashplan, and Amazon S3. None of which seem to do everything that I want. What do I really want? I want to be able to store most of our digital files (non-photos) and access them on occasion, more of a semi-permanent storage. Next I'd like to store most of the older photos from iPhoto and / or our mobiles so they can be viewed, but also not regularly. Think of it as the "old shoebox" your parents may have had for their photos. It was likely stored in an attic or the basement and taken out for viewing once or twice a year. As for the newer photos, say within the past year, I'd like to store them and use the local copies for upload and sharing. Google+ seems to do a nice job of this for my mobile device, but I need to think about my wife's DSLR.
Oh well I'll have to keep looking for an offsite backup later. I think I just heard SuperDuper finish the job.