Everybody should have a regular and tested backup solution. Data loss can occur anytime and loosing those precious images and other memorabilia can be very hard.
This should be a small collection of software which I use or used to backup my data.
Being a commandline tool it won't be for everyone. But it does it's job very good and some of it's key features are
- space efficient storage (does not store full backups twice, when nothing has changed)
- data encryption
- off-site backups (can transfer over ssh, nfs and many more)
- backups can be mounted as filesystems (FUSE)
I use this for backup my server and my mac (user home) to an off-site location completely encrypted using 256bit AES encryption.
Macrium Reflect Free
I used Macrium Reflect primarily for imaging of partitions or disks. It has been a reliable solution to do imaging on Microsoft Windows
There is also a paid option which is very good and where you can create incremental or differential backups as well.
Another tool to create images of partitions or disks. It might be a less user friendly option than Macrium but does it's job very good.