One of the main foci of the service is privacy. But to add some decentralization, our files are regularly backed up, encrypted and made available to IPFS. Everyone can help to back up the data by following this simple guide. In case of catastrophic failure, person possessing the encryption keys can recover data from distributed back up and bring the service online again.
Backup consists of several ~4GB chunks. During normal operation, they won't be modified, only added.
https://ipfs.io/docs/install/ pinning is broken in current IPFS, use this patch (amd64 binary)
ipfs daemon # Basically, consult your init system or whatever
Consider also running
ipfs gc regularly or adding
--enable-gc to ipfs daemon invocation to get rid or obsolete chunks.
Add the script to cron:
wget http://static.bitcheese.net/dump-backup.sh chmod +x dump-backup.sh crontab -e # Add "@daily $HOME/dump-backup.sh"